|Awarded by Government of Karnataka|
|Category||Literature, Music, Dance,
Theatre, Sculpture, Journalism, Sports,
Medicine, Education, Agriculture,
Information Technology and Science
The Rajyotsava Awards,  the second highest civilian honor of the Karnataka state are conferred annually by the Karnataka Government on the occasion of the birth of Karnataka State on November 1 celebrated as Kannada Rajyotsava. The awards celebrate achievements by persons of eminence in their chosen fields. The awardees are from the fields of literature, music, dance, theatre, journalism, sports, medicine, education, agriculture, Information Technology and Science. 
The awards are presented in Bangalore by the Chief minister of Karnataka. Each award carries an amount of Rs. 100,000, a shawl, a citation and a memento. In addition to that, the government allots commercial land for eligible awardees.
Among the awardees are the likes of C. G. Somiah, S. R. Ramaswamy, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Ashwini Ponnappa, Pankaj Advani, Dr.H.Girijamma, Maya Rao Mylswamy Annadurai, V. R. Gowrishankar John Ebnezar and C. D. Narasimhaiah.
The Government of Karnataka announced 60 names for the year 2015 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the awards.
The Government of Karnataka announced 59 names for the year 2014 on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the awards. The awards were given away at the Ravindra Kalakshetra in Bangalore on 1st November 2014. The 2014 awards saw 1924 nominations that were screened by a panel. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramiah announced that the government would bring out commemorative postal stamps of the 59 awardees.
Prominent award winners for 2014 are: S. Janaki (playback singer), Justice M N Venkatachalaih (former Chief Justice of India), Dr. K. Kasturirangan (former ISRO head), Dr. B.N. Suresh (ISRO scientist), M. R. Poovamma (athlete), Mamatha Poojari (kabaddi player), M. S. Rajashekar (Kannada movie director) and Vaijanath Biradar Patil (veteran Kannada actor).D Kumardas (Hindustani vocal singer)
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