The Andhra Pradesh State Cultural Council announced the annual “Ugadi Puraskaralu” for 2011. The awards would be presented by Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy at a function to be held on April 4 to 25 persons from 13 fields. Each award would carry a cash prise of Rs. 5,116 and a commendation certificate.
Hereunder is the list of the awardees:
Literature – Dr. Mudigonda Siva Prasad, Dr. Tirumala Srinivasacharya;
Music – G.V. Ramakumari (vocal), Ayyagari Syamsundaram (veena);
Sculpture – Y. Sivaramachary, Rohini Reddy;
Painting – K. Seshagiri Rao, S. Janardhan; Journalism – G. Valliswar, Vemuri Balaram;
Dance – V. Rangamani (kuchipudi), Anjibabu (kathak);
Theatre – S.N. Chary, G.S.N. Shastry; Magic – K. Kaladhar (mime), S. Manohar Rao (magic);
Burrakatha – Babji, Premanandam;
Harikatha – B. Ranga Rao Bhagavathar, B. Yathiraju Bhagavathar;
Medicine – Dr. G. Prasada Rao; Folk Songs – Dr. S. Muralibabu, P. Prakash;
Non-Resident Telugus – C. Dharmakatha (Dubai), K. Jayaram (USA).