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Nrupatunga Award


Nrupatunga Award

Nrupatunga Award
Type Civilian
Category Literature
Description Highest literary award of
Instituted 2006
First awarded 2007
Last awarded 2012
Total awarded 6
Awarded by Kannada Sahitya Parishat
Cash award INR ₹ five hundred thousand and one (₹500,001)
First awardee(s) D. Javare Gowda
Last awardee(s) Sara Abubaker
Award rank
← M. M. Kalburgi

The Nrupatunga Award is a prestigious award for excellence in Kannada literature in the Indian state of Karnataka. The award was instituted by the Kannada Sahitya Parishat and is sponsored by the Bangalore Metropolitan transport Corporation (BMTC).[1] Instituted in honor of the great Rashtrakuta King Nrupatunga Amoghavarsha I (ruled c.814-878), the award carries a purse of INR ₹500,001. King Nrupatunga finds an important place in the history of India in general and Karnataka in particular for his patronage and contribution to the Kannada language in the 9th century.[2][3]

List of Awardees

Year Writer
2007 Javare Gowda[4]
2008 Patil Puttappa[5]
2010 Devanur Mahadeva[6]
2010 C. P. Krishnakumar[6]
2011 M. M. Kalburgi[7]
2012 Sara Abubaker[8]


  1. ^ Nrupatunga award to be instituted - Deccan Herald - Internet Edition
  2. ^ Panchamukhi in Kamath (2001), p80
  3. ^ Sastri (1955), p. 146.
  4. ^ The Hindu : Karnataka / Bangalore News : Kannada will get classical tag soon, declares Rajasekharan
  5. ^ Nrupatunga award for Patil Puttappa - The Hindu
  6. ^ a b Nrupatunga Award for two - The Hindu
  7. ^ Nrupatunga Award presented to M M Kalburgi - The New Indian Express
  8. ^ Sara Abubakker to receive prestigious BMTC Nrupatunga Award


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