Karnataka’s top honour for ‘Julie’ Lakshmi and Bezwada Wilson

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Oct 31, 2016, 2:02 am IST
Updated Oct 31, 2016, 7:44 am IST
Bezwada Wilson and retired judge, Justice Shivaraj Patil figure in the list of 61 Karnataka Rajyotsava Awardees.
Bezwada Wilson at Safai Karmachari Andolan office in New Delhi (Photo: AP)
 Bezwada Wilson at Safai Karmachari Andolan office in New Delhi (Photo: AP)

Bengaluru: South Indian actress Lakshmi who created a sensation with her film, Julie in the Seventies, Ramon Magsaysay Award winner, Bezwada Wilson and retired judge, Justice Shivaraj Patil figure in the list of  61 Karnataka Rajyotsava Awardees announced by the state government on Sunday.

While Lakshmi has acted in several Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films, Wilson, National Convener of Safai Karmachari Andolan, was chosen for the award for his grassroots movement to eradicate manual scavenging in India. The government has restricted the number of award winners to 61 to mark the 61st Rajyotsava Day. The awards carry a purse of Rs 1 lakh, a 20 gram gold medal and a citation and will be presented on Tuesday at Ravindra Kalakshetra in the city.

 

The other Rajyotsava Award winners this year include freedom fighter Mahadev Shivabasappa Pattan, Sa. Ra. Govindu (cinema), K.  Murulidhar Rao, Dwaraki Krishnaswami  and V.G.  Mahapurush (music and dance)  Bayalata (Yakshagana), Tulsamma Kerur, G.M. Muniyappa, Somanna Heggada Devankote (social service) Dhruva Ramachandra Pattar, Kashinath Shilpi, Basvaraj L. Jane and Parvatamma (Art).

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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