Nrupatunga Award

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Nrupatunga Award
Awarded by Kannada Sahitya Parishat
Type Civilian
Category Literature
Description Highest literary award of
Instituted 2006
First awarded 2007
Last awarded 2012
Total awarded 6
Cash award INR ₹ five hundred thousand and one (₹500,001)
First awardee(s) D. Javare Gowda
Last awardee(s) Sara Abubaker
Award rank
← M. M. Kalburgi

The Nrupatunga Award is an award for excellence in Kannada literature in the Indian state of Karnataka. The award was instituted by the Kannada Sahitya Parishat and is sponsored by the Bangalore Metropolitan transport Corporation (BMTC).[1] Instituted in honor of the great Rashtrakuta King Nrupatunga Amoghavarsha I (ruled c.814-878), the award carries a purse of INR ₹500,001. King Nrupatunga finds an important place in the history of India in general and Karnataka in particular for his patronage and contribution to the Kannada language in the 9th century.[2][3]

List of Awardees[edit]

Year Writer
2007 Javare Gowda[4]
2008 Patil Puttappa[5]
2010 Devanur Mahadeva[6]
2010 C. P. Krishnakumar[6]
2011 M. M. Kalburgi[7]
2012 Sara Abubaker[8]