Bangalore, Nov 1 (UNI) The Karnataka Government honoured 51 eminent personalities, including Noted Journalist T J S George and Actor Anant Nag, with Rajyotsava Awards as part of the 51st Anniversary of formation of the state here tonight.
Governor Rameshwar Thakur and top officials presented the awards to persons excelling in different fields.
The recipients belonged to various fields and age groups which included Davangere-based 100-year-old Folk Medicine Expert Ghaini Lal Singh Jamkar and Writer and Granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, Sumitra Gandhi Kulkarni.
The other award winners in the respective categories were: Literature: C.N. Ramachandra (Mysore), G. Srinivasa Raju (Chikkaballapur) and M.N. Javariah (Mysore).
Theatre: Lad Saheb Aminghada (Bellary) and Sarojamma P.
Music: Sheshappa Gabbur (Raichur), Basappa H. Bhajantri (Bagalkot) and Gauranga Kodikal (Bangalore).
Dance: Master Vittal Shetty (Mangalore), Gita Datar (Shimoga).
Folk Arts: Savantramma Sabanna Sunnagara (Gulbarga), Honnamma (Bangalore Rural), Syad Sab Ladkhan, Machar Gopala Naik (Dakshina Kannada).
Yakshagana: Seenappa Bhandari (Dakshina Kannada).
Fine Arts: M.R. Balekayi (Dharwad). Sculpture: S.
Cinema: Suresh Urs (now based in Chennai).
Journalism: T.J.S. George (Bangalore), Sarjoo Katkar (Belgaum), Cartoonist Ponnappa (Kodagu) and Abdul Khaliq (Bangalore).
Agriculture: Bharamagowda (Gulbarga). Medicine: H.K. Nagaraj (Bangalore Rural), Sharan Shivraj Patil (Bangalore), K.V. Devadiga (Dakshina Kannada) and Rajan Deshpande (Hubli).
Education: Chennabasappa Halahalli (Bidar), B.N. Brahmacharya (Bangalore) and K. Balaveera Reddy (Bangalore).
Environment: Nagesh Hegde (Uttara Kannada).
Science: G.T. Narayana Rao (Mysore) and P.K. Shetty (Bangalore).
Horanada Kannadigas: H.Y. Rajagopal (United States) and Shekhar Babushetty (Udupi).
Sports: Pankaj Advani (Bangalore) and B.C. Suresh (Ramnagaram), Social Service: G. Shankar Family Trust (Udupi), YMS Sharma (Bangalore), M.G. Bopayya (Bangalore), T.V. Narayana Shastry (Shimoga) and Mulchand Nahar (Bangalore).
Research: A. Sundar (Shimoga), D.N. Shankara Bhatta (Dakshina Kannada) and Srinivasa Ritti (Dharwad).