Mysuru, December 13:-The Kuvempu Foundation has announced the Rashtriya Kuvempu Puraskara awards for the year 2018.
The foundation has announced the names of Hyderabad based Urud novelist and short story writer, Padma Shree awardee Jeelani Bano and Urdu short story writer Ratan Singh for their contribution to the Urdu literature.
The award will be presented on December 29 on Kuvempu’s birthday at his birth place Kuppalli by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy.
The selection was held in New Delhi under the chairmanship of Prof Hampa Nagarajaiah. Writers from Oriya, Konkani, Telugu, Urdu, Bengali, Nepali and Marathi were considered for the award. The selection committee comprises Hindi writer Dr Ganga Prasad Bhimal, JNU Varsity lecturer Dr Govinda Prasad, Dr Anwar Pasha and Dr Purushottam Bilimale.