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Awards in memory of Mallikarjun Mansur given away

Recognition:Pralhad Joshi, MP, giving away the Mallikarjun Mansur Yuva Puraskar to Meera Navsalkar and Ayyappayya Halagalimath at a function in Dharwad on Monday.
Recognition:Pralhad Joshi, MP, giving away the Mallikarjun Mansur Yuva Puraskar to Meera Navsalkar and Ayyappayya Halagalimath at a function in Dharwad on Monday.

Pralhad Joshi, MP, gave away this year’s Mallikarjun Mansur Yuva Puraskar to Meera Navsalkar from Amaravati and Ayyappayya Halagalimath from Dharwad at a function here on Monday.

However, renowned Hindustani vocalist Dhondutai Kulkarni, who was selected for the Mallikarjun Mansur Samman, could not turn up for the function. The award was declared given in absentia.

Mr. Joshi suggested combining the two awards given by the trusts formed in memory of Mansur and Basavaraj Rajguru. The State government should take up this matter, he said.

The former Minister Basavaraj Horatti, MLC, expressed concern over the declining interest of the youth in classical music.

However, Mr. Joshi did not agree with Mr. Horatti and said the condition was not as bad as Mr. Horatti thought it was. Later, Ms. Navsalkar and Mr. Halagalimath enthralled the audience by their vibrant performance.

Tributes were paid to late Masnur on the occasion of his 101th birth anniversary. Deputy Commissioner Sameer Shukla, musicians Rajashekar Mansur, and Neela Kodli, and writer Guruling Kapase paid floral tributes at his tomb.

Vocalists Chandrika Kamath, Mr. Rajashekar Mansur and Ms. Kodli presented a musical concert on the premises of Mansur’s residence that has been converted into a museum.


  • MP suggests combining awards given away in memory of Mansur and Basavaraj Rajguru

  • MLC concerned over the declining interests of the youth in classical music


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