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Boluvaru Mohammed Kunhi, six others to receive Sandesha awards

Writer Na D’Souza at a press conference at Sandesha Foundation in Mangaluru on Thursday.

Writer Na D’Souza at a press conference at Sandesha Foundation in Mangaluru on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: H.S. MANJUNATH

Writer Boluvaru Mohammed Kunhi is among seven persons who have been chosen by the Sandesha Foundation for Culture and Education, Mangaluru, for its annual Sandesha awards.

The awards will be presented to them on the premises of Sandesha, near Nanthoor, on February 9. Each awardee will take home ₹25,000 in cash, a citation, and a memento. Henry D’Souza, bishop of Ballari, will confer the awards in seven categories.

Announcing the awards at a press conference here on Thursday, writer and jury chairman Na D’Souza said Mr. Kunhi, the only Indian writer to get the Kendra Sahitya Akademi award twice, would receive the literature award for Kannada, while Valli Vagga (Valerian D’Souza) of Bantwal would be conferred the literature award for Konkani.

Shiv Kumar, an engineer residing in Bengaluru and the editor of Aparanji magazine, will receive the media award. Helen Correa nee D’Cruz, a legend in the field of Konkani music, will be given the Konkani music award.

K.S. Pavithra, psychiatrist and director of Sri Vijay Kalanikethan, Shivamogga, has been chosen for the art award. Justin D’Souza, who iheads the Siddaganga Education Institution in Davangere, will receive the teacher award. Vincent Prakash Carlo, bodybuilder of repute, has been selected for the Sandesha special recognition award.

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