Kumble among Karnataka's best sportspersons awardees

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Bangalore, Jan 29 (UNI) Team India Test skipper Anil Kumble was among the six noted sports personalities who had won this year's Essel Karnataka's Best Sportsperson Award-2008.

Other award winners included former Indian football team captain K V Vardharaj, ace shuttler Anup Sridhar, World Embassy Ladies Billiards Champion Chitra Magimairaj, World Youth Chess Champion Girish A Kaushik, former Indian women's hockey team captain Helen Mary Innocent and Olympic swimmer Shikha Tandon.

The awards, to be presented here on February 16, included a memento.

Essel Group and Zee Network Corporate and Public Affairs Vice President M Gautham Machaiah said, in a release here today, ''the award winners have brought glory to the State by their achievements at the local, national and international levels. They have emerged as the brand ambassadors of Karnataka.'' UNI MSP MV GKT AB ND1702

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