Vijayawada: AP State Film, Television, Theatre Development Corporation Limited (APSFTTDCL) chairman Ambika Krishna announced the names of theatre personalities who will be felicitated on April 21 at Eluru to mark the 171 birth anniversary of Kandukuri Veeresalimgam Pantulu.
APSFTTDCL chairman Ambika Krishna
Addressing the media here on Monday, Krishna said three eminent personalities from the state who belongs to theatre art would be felicitated with the prestigious Kandukuri Theater Awards with a prize money of Rs one lakh each. He said that as many as five artistes from each district and 65 from across the state had been selected for district-level Kandukuri Puraskarams, he added.
Out of the 65 artists from all over the state, PVVSN Murthy, Madugula Ramakrishna, Adavi Shankar Rao, Adi Seshaiah and Lakshmi Karuna were selected from Krishna district in various categories in theatre. They would be given Rs 10,000 each on the occasion, he said.
These awards would be handed over to the winners on the stage of Nandi Natakotsavalu -2017 held in Eluru, he added.