Basava Puraskara

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Basava Puraskara
Civilian award
Sponsored byGovernment of Karnataka
Reward(s)1 million
First awarded2000
Last awarded2019
First winnerSaraswathi Gora
Last winnerChandrashekhar Patil

Basava Puraskara is an award conferred by the Government of Karnataka. The award is presented on the basis of an individuals contribution for social reforms and social change and work for bringing about religious harmony.

The Award[edit]

The Basava Puraskara is a national award. The award comprises Rs. 1 million, a memento and a citation.


Year Recipient[1]

Notes Ref.
2000 Saraswathi Gora Social worker, co-founder of the Atheist Centre [2]
2001 H. Narasimhaiah Independence activist, physicist [3]
2002 Puttaraj Gawai Social worker, musician
2004 S. G. Susheelamma Social worker, President of Sumangali Seva Ashram
2005 L. Basavaraju Professor, writer [4]
2006 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Scientist, former President of India [5]
2007 Shivakumara Swami Pontiff of the Siddaganga Matha, founder of the Sri Siddaganga Education Society [6]
2008 Vijaya Mahantappa Swami Pontiff of Chittaragi Sri Vijaya Mahantheshwara Math, Ilkal [7]
2009 Siddhalinga Mahaswami Pontiff of Siddaganga Matha, Tumkura [8]
2010 Javare Gowda Writer, educationist [7]
2011 Medha Patkar Activist; refused the award [9]
2012 U. R. Ananthamurthy Writer, activist [10]
2013 M. M. Kalburgi Scholar, epigraphist
2014 Veerabhadra Chennamalla Swami Pontiff of the Nidumamidi Matha, Kolar
2015 Go.Ru.Channabasappa Writer, folk scholar [11]
2016 Sindhutai Sapkal Social worker
2017 Patil Puttappa Writer, journalist [12]
2018 H. S. Doreswamy Independence activist, social worker, journalist [13]
2019 Chandrashekhar Patil Writer, playwright [14]


  1. "Karnataka Government". Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  2. "Saraswathi Gora selected for Basava Puraskar". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 30 November 2004. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  3. "Basava Award presentation tomorrow". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  4. "Basava Puraskar 2005 given away to Basavaraju". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 1 May 2006. Archived from the original on 27 September 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  5. "Basava Award for Kalam". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 25 August 2007. Archived from the original on 5 December 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  6. "Basava Puraskar for Siddaganga swami". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 1 October 2008. Archived from the original on 4 October 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Basava Puraskar Award". The Hindu. 22 July 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  8. "Siddalinga Mahaswami to be appointed new pontiff of the Siddaganga mutt | Bengaluru News - Times of India". The Times of India. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  9. "Medha Patkar declines Basava Award". The Hindu. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  10. "Award for Ananthamurthy". The Hindu. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  11. "Go.Ru. Channabasappa's contribution hailed". The Hindu. 20 July 2014. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  12. "Basava award for Puttappa". Deccan Herald. 4 December 2017.
  13. "National Awards to H.S. Doreswamy, C. Chandrashekar, T. N. Krishnan". Star of Mysore. 12 July 2019.
  14. "ಚಂಪಾ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಬಸವಶ್ರೀ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ". Prajavani (in ಕನ್ನಡ). 22 April 2019.
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