Shri Nijaguna Purandara Awards

'Profile of the recipients of the Shri Nijugana Purandara Awards'

The government of Karnataka confers Kanaka-Purandara award for people with outstanding achievement in the field of music, in the name of Karnataka’s famous haridasas namely Purandara and Kanakadasa whose contribution includes keerthanas, ugabhogas and stalwarts of Carnatic music.   This award was renamed as Nijaguna-Purandara Award by the state government on 14-01-2010. The award is chosen for those who have rendered invaluable service in Carnatic music and Hindustani music and vocal instruments. This award includes plaque, shawl, gardland and cash of Rs. 5 lakhs

Below is the list of the recipients.

1.

Vidwan Titte Krishna Iyengar

1991

2.

Dr. Gangubai Hanegal

1992

3.

Shree R.R. Keshavamurthy

1993

4.

Dr: Bindu Madhava Pathak

1994

5.

Shri Gamaki Raghavendra

1995

6.

Vidwan R.K. Shrikanthan

1996

7.

Dr. Puttarajah Gawaii

1997

8.

Shri M.S. Ramayya

1998

9.

Shri. Seshagiri Hanagal

1999

10.

Shri Bhadragiri Achuthadar

2000

11.

Shri. Subbarao

2001

12.

Shri Pandita Panchakshriswamy Matigatti

2002

13.

Shri. M.J. Srinivasa Iyengar

2003

14.

Pandita Vasantha Kanakapura

2004

15.

Shree B.S.S. Kaushik

2005

16.

Pro. V. Ramaratnam

2006

17.

Shri Chandrasekhar Puranikavatmath

2007

18.

Smt. N. Chokkamma

2008

19.

Shri Venkatesha Godkindi, Bangalore

2009

20.

Shri Lakshmanadas, Tumkur

2010

21.

Shri. Kurudi Venkannachar

2011

22.

P. Sangameshwara Gurava, Dharwad

2012

23.

Smt. Rajalakshmi Thirunarayanan, Bangalore

2013

24.

P. Raghunatha Nakod, Dharwad

2014

25.

Shri Veliyawadi Rangaswamy Iyengar, Bangalore

2015

26.

Shri Ganapathi Bhat Hassanagi, Uttara Kannada

2016

27.

Shri Ramdasappa .B, Bangalore

2017

28.

Shri B S Matha, Dharwad

2018

29.

Smt. Gowri Kuppaswamy, Mysore

2019

 

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