Pampa Award

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Pampa Prashasti
Awarded by Government of Karnataka
Type Civilian
Category Literature
Description
Description Highest literary award of
Karnataka
Statistics
Instituted 1987
First awarded 1987
Last awarded 2014
Total awarded 28
Cash award 1 lakh (1987 – 2007)
3 lakh (2008 – present)
First awardee(s) Kuvempu
Last awardee(s) G.Venkatasubbaiah

The Pampa Award (or Pampa Prashasti) is a literary award in the Indian state of Karnataka. The award was established in 1987 by Government of Karnataka. It is one of the highest literary honors conferred by the Department of Kannada and Culture, Government of Karnataka State.[1] It is awarded each year for a best literary work, written in the Kannada language (one of the 22 Official languages of India) or for a lifetime contribution to Kannada literature by a citizen of Karnataka.

Award[edit]

The award is named after the first Kannada poet Adikavi Pampa.[2] The award comprises a cash prize of Rs. one lakh (Rs. 100,000), a shawl, a citation and a memento.[3] However, from 2008, cash prize was increased to Rs. three lakh.[4] Prior to 1996, the awards were given for a best single work by a Kannada writer. Since then, the award has been given to writers for their lifetime contribution to the Kannada literature. Kuvempu was the first recipient of this award for Sri Ramayana Darshanam.

Ceremony[edit]

The Pampa Prashasti is presented by the Minister of State for Kannada and Culture, during the Kadambotsava, a cultural festival held annually in poet Pampa's town of Banavasi in Uttar Kannada district.[5]

List of Awardees[edit]

Year Writer Works
1987 1. Kuvempu Sri Ramayana Darshanam
1988 2. T. N. Srikantaiah Bharathiya Kavya Meemaamse
1989 3. K. Shivaram Karanth Mai Managala Sulliyali
1990 4. S. S. Bhoosnurmath Shoonya Sampadaneya Paramarshe
1991 5. P. T. Narasimhachar Shri Haricharitha
1992 6. A. N. Murthy Rao Devaru
1993 7. Gopalakrishna Adiga Suvarna Puthalli
1994 8. Sediyapu Krishna Bhatta Vichara Prapancha
1995 9. K. S. Narasimhaswamy Dundu Mallige
1996 10. M. M. Kalburgi lifetime contribution
1997 11. G. S. Shivarudrappa lifetime contribution
1998 12. D. Javare Gowda lifetime contribution
1999 13. Chanaveera Kanavi lifetime contribution
2000 14. L. Basavaraju lifetime contribution
2001 15. Poornachandra Tejaswi lifetime contribution
2002 16. M. Chidananda Murthy lifetime contribution
2003 17. Chandrashekhara Kambara lifetime contribution
2004 18. H. L. Nage Gowda lifetime contribution
2005 19. S. L. Bhyrappa lifetime contribution
2006 20. G. S. Amur [6] lifetime contribution
2007 21. Yashwant V. Chittal [7]
2008 22. Venkatachala Shastri [4]
2009 23. Chandrashekara Patil
2010 24. G. H. Nayak
2011 25. Baraguru Ramachandrappa lifetime contribution
2012 26. D. N. Shankara Bhat lifetime contribution
2013 27. Kayyar Kinhanna Rai lifetime contribution
2014 28. G.Venkatasubbaiah Kannada Lexicography
2015 29. B. A. Sanadi[8] lifetime contribution

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kadambotsava from Monday". The Hindu. 2004-02-01. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  2. ^ "Archive News - The Hindu". Hinduonnet.com. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Karnataka / Bangalore News : Dept. announces all awards at once". The Hindu. 2005-06-27. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  4. ^ a b "Archive News". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  5. ^ "India News, Latest Sports, Bollywood, World, Business & Politics News - Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  6. ^ "Archive News". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  7. ^ "Archive News". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  8. ^ "Sanadi chosen for Pampa Award". Bengaluru. The Hindu. 27 February 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.