BENGALURU: Multi talented Kannada scholar Dr V.T Venkatachala Shasthri has been felicitated for Nrupatunga Cultural Award, 2015 on January 19 at Town Hall Bengaluru.
The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) institutes the literary award after the eighth century Kannada king-poet Nrupatunga.
The award carries a price of Rs. 7, 00,001, a citation, shawl and memento. BMTC has been honouring one who has contributed great mite to Kannada literature every year. Along with this, it also honours young writers below the age of forty by giving Aralu Sahithya Prashasthi.
Pathmabhooshana Dr Veerendra Hegade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala inaugurated the felicitation function. Dr Manu Balikar president of Kannada Sahithya Parishath, M Nagaraj Yadav President BMTC, Govinda Raju Vise president BMTC were also present.