Bangalore, Oct 29 (UNI) Noted journalist T J S George, Film Producer Parvathamma Rajkumar, actor Anant Nag, International Kabbadi player B P Suresh and World Billiards and Snooker Champion Pankaj Advani were among the 51 personalities selected for the coveted Rajyotsava Award for the year 2007.
Announcing the list of awardees, Kannada and Culture Department Secretary I M Vittala Murthy said the awards, carrying a memento and gold medal, would be presented on November 1, the State Reorganisation day.
Following is the list of Rajyotsava awardees: Literature: Ms Savitramma Gandhi Kulkarni, Dr C N Ramachandran, Prof J Srinivasaraju, Dr M N Javaraiah and Mr J N Chakravarthi, Theatre: Ms Lada Saheba Amin Gad and Ms Sarojamma P Duttaragi. Music: Mr Seshagabjuru, Mr Basappa H Bhajantri and Mr Gourang Kodikal.
Dance: Master Vittal Shetty and Ms Geethadathar.
Folklore: Ms Savanthramma Sabanna Sunnagara, Ms Honnamma, Mr Sayad Sab Ladakhan and Mr Machar Gopal Nayak. Yakshagana: Mr Sinappa Bhandari Fine Arts: Mr M R Balekai. Sculpture: S Shankaranarayanacharya.
Film: Ms Parvathamma Rajkumar, Mr Anant Nag and Suresh Urs.
Journalism: Mr T J S George, Mr Sarju Khatkar, Mr Ponnappa (Cartoon) and Mr Abdul Khalik.
Medicine: Ms Finy Lal Singh Jamakar, Dr H K Nagaraj, Dr Sharan Shivraj Patil, Dr K V Devadiga and Dr Rajan Deshpande.
Education: Channabasappa Halahalli, Mr B N Bramhacharya and Dr K Balavir Reddy.
Environment: Mr Nagesh Hegde and Mr Bharamegouda.
Science: Mr G T Narayana Rao and Prof P K Shetty.
Horanada Kannadigaru: Dr H Y Rajgopal (America) and Dr Sekhar Babu Shetty.
Sports: Mr Pankaj Advani (Cue sports) and Mr B C Suresh (Kabbadi).
Social Service: M/s J Shankar Family Trust, Mr Y M S Sharma, Ms M J Boppaiah, Mr T V Narayanashastri and Mr Moolchand Nahar.
Research: Dr A Sundar, Mr D N Shankara Bhatta, Prof K T Pandurangi and Mr Srinivasa Ritti.