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Pampa Award

Pampa Prashasti
Civilian award for contributions to Kannada literature
Awarded forHighest literary award of
Karnataka
Sponsored byGovernment of Karnataka
Reward(s)1 lakh (1987–2007)
3 lakh (2008–present)
First awarded1987
Last awarded2017
Highlights
Total awarded31
First winnerKuvempu
Last winnerK. S. Nissar Ahmed

The Pampa Award (or Pampa Prashasti) is a literary award in the Indian state of Karnataka. The award was established in 1987 by the government of Karnataka. It is the highest literary honor conferred by the Department of Kannada and Culture, Government of Karnataka State, and recognises works written in the Kannada language (1 of the 22 official languages of India).[1]

The award is named after the first Kannada poet Adikavi Pampa.[2] The award originally comprised a cash prize of 1 lakh (US$1,400), a shawl, a citation and a memento.[3] The cash prize was increased to 3 lakh (US$4,200) in 2008.[4] Prior to 1996, the awards were given for a best single work by a Kannada writer. Since then, the award has been given to writers for their lifetime contribution to the Kannada literature. The Pampa Prashasti is presented by the Chief Minister, during the Kadambotsava, a cultural festival held annually in Pampa's hometown of Banavasi in Uttara Kannada district.[2][5]

Since its inception in 1987, the award has been given to a total of 31 individuals. Kuvempu was the first recipient of the award who was honored for his work Sri Ramayana Darshanam (1949), a modern rendition of the Indian epic Ramayana. In 2015, Chandrashekhar Patil returned his award as a sign of protest against the assassination of the scholar M. M. Kalburgi.[6] The most recent recipient is K. S. Nissar Ahmed, who was awarded in 2017 for his lifetime contribution. No award was given in 2018.

Recipients

An image of Kuvempu.
Kuvempu was the first recipient of the award.
A portrait of K S Narasimhaswamy.
K S Narasimhaswamy was given the award in 1995.
Year Writer Work Ref.
1987 Kuvempu Sri Ramayana Darshanam [7]
1988 T. N. Srikantaiah Bharathiya Kavya Meemaamse [8]
1989 K. Shivaram Karanth Mai Managala Sulliyali [9]
1990 S. S. Bhoosnurmath Shoonya Sampadaneya Paramarshe [8]
1991 P. T. Narasimhachar Shri Haricharitha [10]
1992 A. N. Murthy Rao Devaru [10]
1993 Gopalakrishna Adiga Suvarna Puthalli [11]
1994 Sediyapu Krishna Bhatta Vichara Prapancha [12]
1995 K. S. Narasimhaswamy Dundu Mallige [8]
1996 M. M. Kalburgi Lifetime contribution [8]
1997 G. S. Shivarudrappa Lifetime contribution [8]
1998 Javare Gowda Lifetime contribution [13]
1999 Chennaveera Kanavi Lifetime contribution [14]
2000 L. Basavaraju Lifetime contribution [15]
2001 Poornachandra Tejaswi Lifetime contribution [16]
2002 M. Chidananda Murthy Lifetime contribution [17]
2003 Chandrashekhara Kambara Lifetime contribution [18]
2004 H. L. Nage Gowda Lifetime contribution [19]
2005 S. L. Bhyrappa Lifetime contribution [8]
2006 G. S. Amur Lifetime contribution [20]
2007 Yashwant V. Chittal Lifetime contribution [8]
2008 T. V. Venkatachala Sastry Lifetime contribution [21]
2009 Chandrashekhar Patil Lifetime contribution [22]
2010 Govindray H. Nayak Lifetime contribution [23]
2011 Baraguru Ramachandrappa Lifetime contribution [8]
2012 D. N. Shankara Bhat Lifetime contribution [24]
2013 Kayyar Kinhanna Rai Lifetime contribution [25]
2014 G. Venkatasubbiah Kannada lexicography [2]
2015 B. A. Sanadi Lifetime contribution [26]
2016 Hampa Nagarajaiah Lifetime contribution [27]
2017 K. S. Nissar Ahmed Lifetime contribution [28]

References

  1. ^ "Kadambotsava from Monday". The Hindu. 1 February 2004. Archived from the original on 7 November 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Pampa award for GV". The Hindu. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Dept. announces all awards at once". The Hindu. 27 June 2005. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Shastri to continue to promote Kannada". The Hindu. 19 January 2009. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  5. ^ Mehu, Sowmya Aji (21 January 2004). "Kambara gets Pampa award 2003". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Kalburgi murder: Kannada writer to return Pampa award". The Hindu. 7 September 2015. Archived from the original on 17 September 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  7. ^ Culture p484-485 (PDF). A Handbook of Karnataka. Government of Karnataka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2010.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "Pampa Prashasti" (pdf) (in Kannada). Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 April 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Shivaram Karanth is dead". Rediff.com. 9 December 1997. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  10. ^ a b Chari 1994, p. 36.
  11. ^ "Pampa Award Winners". Goodreads. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  12. ^ Viswanatha 2000, p. 75.
  13. ^ Pruthi, Rupali (31 May 2016). "Noted Kannada writer D Javare Gowda passes away". Jagran Prakashan Limited. Archived from the original on 14 October 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  14. ^ Akademi 2001, p. 215.
  15. ^ "Writer L Basavaraju dead". Deccan Herald. 30 January 2012. Archived from the original on 22 May 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Pampa award for Poornachandra Tejaswi". The Times of India. 21 December 2001. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Pampa Award for Chidananda Murthy". The Hindu. 25 December 2002. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  18. ^ Mehu, Sowmya Aji (21 January 2004). "Kambara gets Pampa award 2003". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  19. ^ Gowda, Ramchandre (14 October 2005). "Rural love, urban life". The Hindu. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  20. ^ "A writer in transition". The Hindu. 7 March 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Shastri to continue to promote Kannada". The Hindu. 19 January 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  22. ^ "Finally, Pampa award for Champa". The Hindu. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  23. ^ "Pampa award conferred on G.H. Nayak". The Hindu. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  24. ^ "Notable Professors". Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute. Archived from the original on 25 April 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  25. ^ Kamila, Raviprasad (2 June 2015). "Poet, freedom fighter Kayyara Kinhanna Rai to turn 100 next Monday". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  26. ^ "Sanadi chosen for Pampa Award". The Hindu. 27 February 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  27. ^ "Hampa Nagarajaiah bags prestigious Pampa award". The Times of India. 12 January 2017. Archived from the original on 18 May 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  28. ^ "Pampa Award for Nisar Ahmed". The Hindu. 2 November 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2018.

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