KARNATAKA

Committee to name building after Yakshagana singer Balipa

Celebrating the achievements of Balipa Narayana Bhagavata, a well-known Yakshagana singer, a committee plans to construct a building in his name in Moodbidri.

Harikrishna Punaroor, who is the honorary president of the Balipa Narayana Bhagavata Abhinandana Samiti, said the building would come up at Mr. Naryayana’s residence at Maroor in Moodbidri, to honour the singer’s 75{+t}{+h}birthday.

“The project will cost Rs. 10 lakh and we hope to raise it through donors and fans,” he said. The building will also exhibit numerous scrolls and books, some that contain rare Yakshagana manuscripts, as well as the numerous awardsreceived by the singer.



The committee seeks donations from Yakshagana enthusiasts, philanthropists, who can send cheques or demand drafts or transfer money through online payment to ‘Balipa 75 Mitra Vrinda Moodabidri’, Syndicate Bank, Moodabidri, account number 0128-220-0197691 (IFSC code: SYNB 0000128). — Staff Correspondent

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