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Kalaratna, Ugadi Puraskarams for 55 eminent personalities

Kalaratna, Ugadi Puraskarams for 55 eminent personalities
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Kalaratna (Hamsa) awards for 15 prominent persons and another 40 persons for Ugadi Puraskarams on the eve of...

Kalaratna (Hamsa) awards for 15 prominent persons and another 40 persons for Ugadi Puraskarams on the eve of Telugu New Year (Vijaya) were announced and a cash award of Rs 30,000 would be given to each Kalaratna awardee and Rs 5,116 for each Ugadi Puraskaram awardee karnatakaHyderabad: State government has announced the Kalaratna (Hamsa) awards for 15 prominent persons and another 40 persons for Ugadi Puraskarams on the eve of Telugu New Year (Vijaya). A cash award of Rs 30,000 would be given to each Kalaratna awardee and Rs 5,116 for each Ugadi Puraskaram awardee. Those who were picked up for Kalaratna awards include: Dr Kovela Suprasannacharya and S Gangappa (Literature); Shobharaju, Malladi Suribabu and Tarigoppula Narayana (Music); Vedantam Radheshyam and Voleti Rangamani (Dance); Surapaneni Janardan (Art); Velu Sthapathi (sculpture); Narala Ramareddy (Avadhanam); Bali (Caricature); Kunta Odelu (Oggu); BV Ratnam (Dappu); Patibandla Anandarao and Pavala Shyamala (Drama). The persons chosen for Ugadi Puraskaram include: Manapragada Sheshasai, Tirunagari, Dr Sharad Jyotsarani, GV Purnachand, Geddada Kasturi and Umar Ali Shah (Literature); PV Sheshayya Shastry, Kota Achibabu and Satyawada sisters (Music); Venkat of Ardhanareeswar fame and Dr Suvarchala (Dance); Ambaji (Art); Kandimalla Sambasiva Rao, Palleti Lakshmi Kulasekhar, Surabhi Prabhavati, Jitmohan Mitra, Akella Suryanarayana and Rajita Murthy (Drama); BV Pattabhiram (Personality Development); Mimicry Srinivas and Sylvester (Mimicry); Jayaraju and PV Chalapathi Rao (folk), Hemakumari (Burrakatha) and Lakshminarayana (Harikatha); Edida Nageswara Rao, Maddali Venkateswara Rao and Mada (Cinema); Piratla Venkateswarlu (Journalism); SV Ramarao (Cine Journalism); Velaga Venkatappayya (Library Movement); TS Reddy (Photography); Dr Umesh Chandra, Dr Jagadeesh, Dr Guravareddy and Dr Suryanarayana Raju (Medical); Ila Anantachary (Handicrafts); T Sanjiva Rao and Narasimha Appadu (Non-Resident Telugus); Shutakeerti (Young achiever award) and Ammulapudi Srinivasa Siddhanti (others category).
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