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Raja-Lakshmi Award
Award for contributions to Fine Arts, Music, Science, Journalism, Medicine, Social Service
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Sponsored by Sri Raja-Lakshmi Foundation
Reward(s) Indian Rupees One Lakh
First awarded 1979
Last awarded 2009
Highlights
Total awarded 31
First winner Sri Sri
Last winner Sunita Narain
Ramaniah Raja, Managing Trustee
Sri Raja-Lakshmi Foundation

The Sri Raja-Lakshmi Foundation is an Indian charitable trust that promotes arts, sciences, literature, medicine, journalism, humanities and other intellectual pursuits and to honour distinguished persons in these fields. Established in 1979 in Chennai by Late P.V. Ramaniah Raja, a businessman, the Foundation instituted the Raja-Lakshmi Award.

Erstwhile the Raja–Lakshmi Award carried a prize amount of ₹100,000/-, a Citation and a Plaque. The Awardees also received the Dr. K.V. Rao and Dr. Jyoti Rao Award of US$2000, in association with the Telugu Fine Arts Society (TFAS), New Jersey, USA.

The Foundation has also instituted the Ratna Rao Memorial Prize which is awarded annually to the best student in M.Sc. Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

History[edit]

The organisation, along with the Raja–Lakshmi Award, instituted awards such as the Raja–Lakshmi Literary Award (1987–1999) and "Recognise the Teacher" Award. Special awards (Raja–Lakshmi Visishta Puraskar) have also been announced on a one-off basis. Lakshmi-Raja Vaidika Puraskar was instituted in 1994, coinciding with the 60th birthday of Smt. Mahalakshmi Raja, founder trustee of the Foundation. This Award honours Vedic scholars, and consists of a Citation, a plaque and a cash prize of ₹25,000/-.

These Awards were announced on August 15 (birthday of Late Smt. Mahalakshmi Raja) every year and presented at a function on November 19 (birthday of Sri Ramaniah Raja) in the same year.

Presently, the Foundation makes contributions in forms of scholarships for education, supporting initiatives in various fields such as education, environment, health, culture and assistance for special children.

Recipients[edit]

Raja-Lakshmi Award[edit]

Dr.Bezawada Gopala Reddy presenting the first Raja-Lakshmi Award to Sri Sri on 19.11.1979
Smt.Mahalakshmi Raja presenting the 1985 Raja-Lakshmi Award to Mandolin Srinivas
Sadguru Sivananda Murty presenting the 2004 Raja-Lakshmi Award to Smt.Sudha Murty
Raja-Lakshmi Awards-2008, L to R: R.Sekar IPS, N.Murali, Pappu Venugopala Rao, R.Venkatraman Ghanapaati, Koneru Humpy, Balakrishna Prasad, B.S.R.Krishna, Janani Krishna
Year Awardee Area
1979 Sri Sri Literature
1980 Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna Music
1981 Vempati Chinna Satyam Dance
1981 Nerella Venumadhav Mimicry
1982 Bapu Graphic art
1983 Y. Nayudamma Science
1984 Tanguturi Suryakumari Music and Dance
1985 Mandolin Srinivas Music
1986 G. K. Reddy Journalism
1987 Dr.B.Ramamurthi Medicine
1988 C. Narayanareddy Literature
1989 Bezawada Gopala Reddy Politics
1990 Lata Mangeshkar Music
1991 Nataraja Ramakrishna Dance
1992 Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu Trust Music
1993 P. Sainath Journalism
1994 G. Ram Reddy Education
1995 Dr.Ambati Balamurali Krishna Medicine
1996 Abid Hussain Administration
1997 A. Chennagantamma Social service
1998 Bhanumathi Ramakrishna Actor
1999 A. S. Raman Journalism
1999 S.V.Rama Rao Art
2000 K Sivananda Murty Social service
2001 Govindappa Venkataswamy Medicine
2002 Nedunuri Krishna Murthy Music
2003 Biruduraju Ramaraju Literature
2004 Smt.Sudha Murthy Philanthropy
2005 Malladi Chandrasekhara Sastry Vedic Scholar
2006 S P Balasubrahmanyam Cine Playback Singer
2007 Dr. Ch. Gnaneswar Memorial Endowment Fund Medicine
2008 Koneru Humpy Sports
2009 Sunita Narain Environmental Science

Raja-Lakshmi Literary Award[edit]

Mayor Sabbam Hari presenting the 1995 Raja-Lakshmi Literary Award to Sri Mullapudi Venkata Ramana
Year Awardee
1987 Ravuri Bharadwaja
1988 Nagabhairava Koteswara Rao
1989 Tirumala Ramachandra
1990 Ramavarapu Krishnamurthy Sastry
1991 Boyi Bhimanna
1992 Sribhashyam Appalacharyulu
1993 Mikkilineni Radhakrishna Murthy
1994 P.S.R.Appa Rao
1995 Mullapudi Venkata Ramana
1996 Malati Chandur
1997 Mallampalli Sarabheswara Sarma
1998 K.Ramalakshmi
1999 Kothapalli Veerabhadra Rao & Dwivedula Visalakshi

Lakshmi-Raja Vaidika Puraskar[edit]

Year Awardee
1994 Brahmasri Lanka Venkata Ramasastry Somayaji
1995 Brahmasri Sannidhanam Lakshminarayana Sastry
1996 Brahmasri Dendukoori Agnihotra Somayaji
1997 Brahmasri Remella Suryaprakasa Sastry
1998 Goda Subrahmanya Sastry
1999 Brahmasri Bhamidipati Mitranarayana Yajulu
2000 Dendukuri Venkatappa Yagnanarayana Poundarika Yajulu & Samavedam Ramagopala Sastry
2001 Brahmasri Gullapalli Anjaneya Ghanapaati
2002 Brahmasri Emani Ramakrishna Ghanaapati
2003 Brahmasri Adithe Suryanarayana Murty
2004 Dr. Vishnubhatla Subrahmanya Sastry
2005 ‘Veda Vibushana’ Kuppa Siva Subrahmanya Avadhani
2006 Sripada Srirama Nrusimha & Sripada Krishnamurthy Ghanaapati
2007 Gullapalli Venkata Narayana Ghanaapati
2008 R. Venkatrama Ghanapaati
2009 Vangala Ramamurthy Ghanapaati
2010 Dendukuri Venkata Hanumadganaapati Somayaji
2011 Yanamandra Subrahmanya Somayajulu
2012 Vishnubhotla Sriramamurthy Sastry
2013 Kuppa Ramagopala Vajpeyi
2014 Dendukuri Venkateswara Ghanapaati

Raja-Lakshmi Recognise the Teacher Award[edit]

Year Awardee
1997 Dr.Jaya Venugoapaa Rao
1998 Mr K S Anand
1999 Gulla Usha Bala

Raja-Lakshmi Visishta Puraskar[edit]

Year Awardee
1983 Palagummi Padmaraju
1992 M.S.Bharat
1998 Bhavaraju Sarveswara Rao
2002 Gollapudi Maruthi Rao
2004 Bapu & Ramana
2008 Garimella Balakrishna Prasad

Ratna Rao Memorial Prize[edit]

Year Awardee
2001 D. Vasumathi
2002 Iyer Karthik Srinivasan
2003 N/A
2004 Samanwita Pal
2005 S. Ashok
2006 Sayani Chattopadhyay
2007 Rakesh Paul
2008 Krishnendu Saha
2009 Sovan Biswas
2010 Sourav Maiti
2011 Prem Kumar Chanani
2012 R.Srinivasan
2013 Avijit Baidya
2014 Sayan Dutta
2015 Manisha Samanta
2016 Anindita Mahapatra
2017 Nisha

Memorial lectures delivered[edit]

Sri T.A.Venkateswaran delivering the Memorial Lecture for the year 2007.
Year Awardee
2002 A. Prasanna Kumar
2003 Ajeya Kallam
2004 Dr. B.P. Rajan
2005 T.V. Sairam & B.M. Rao
2006 K. Sivaprasad Gupta
2007 K. Chaya Devi, Dr. K. Venkateswarulu & T.A. Venkateswaran
2008 Dr. Perala Balamurali
2009 Dr. Kanthamani Sundharkrishnan

Publications[edit]

S.No. Year Name of Publication Author
01 1985 Bhaja Govindam Dr.Pappu Venugopala Rao
02 1986 Sundara Kandamu Usha Sri
03 1987 Leela Krishnudu Indraganti Srikantha Sarma
04 1988 Nityarchana Dr.Pappu Venugopala Rao
05 1990 Sri Mata Sri Mataji Thyagisanandapuri
06 1992 Aatma Bodha Karidehal Venkata Rao
07 1996 Sanatsu Jateeya Sourabham Prof.Salaaka Raghunadha Sarma
08 2000 Sivananda Lahari Hamsa Prof.Salaaka Raghunadha Sarma
09 2006 Pratibha Panchamrutham Rambhatla Nrusimha Sarma
10 2006 Ramadas and Thyagaraja Prof.A.Prasanna Kumar

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