Jakanachari Award

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The Jakanachari Award is a state award of Karnataka conferred on talented sculptors and craftsmen from the state. These awards are given away every year by the government of Karnataka to celebrate the contributions of the legendary sculptor Amarashilpi Jakanachari.


S.No Name Birth / death Awarded Location Notes
1. C. Parameshwara Acharya[1] 1922 (b) 1999 Karkala
2. R. Kalachar[2] 1943 (b)[2] 2003 Chitradurga Student of Nagendrachar (grandfather)[2] from Ajjihalli of Channagiri taluk in Davanagere. Sculptures on stone, metal, gold, silver and wood.
3. C. Siddalingaiah[3] 2005
4. Bilikere Narayanachar Channappacharya[4] 1936 (b)[4] 2006 Mysuru From Bilikere village[5] in Mysore district. He has sculpted several silver doors for various temples.
5. Malloja Bheema Rao[6] 2007 Bagalkot
6. R. Veerabhadrachar[7] 2008 Bengaluru
7. K. C. Puttannachar[8] 2009 Mysore Kirenalli village.
8. Venkatachalapathy[8] 2010 Bengaluru
9. Kanaka Murthy[9] 2011 Bengaluru Lady sculptor. From small Karnataka town of T Narsipur.[10] Disciple of Devalankunda Vadiraj. Stone sculpture in styles: Hoysala, Chola and Chalukya.
10. G. B. Hamsanandacharya[11] 2012
11. Basanna Monappa Badiger[12] 1942 (b)[13] 2013 Gulbarga Known for wood carving, particularly the Surpur form with neem tree logs which are known for their hardness.
12. Mahadevappa Shilpi[14] 2014 Gulbarga
13. Shanmukappa Yarakad[15] 2015 Ilkal


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  3. "Number of Rajyotsava awards to be limited". Bangalore. The Hindu. 6 June 2006. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "G.S. Amur, Lalitha Naik among those chosen for State awards". Bangalore. The Hindu. 27 March 2007. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  5. Ratna, K (9 August 2013). "Silver cover door for Goddess Chamundeshwari". Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  6. "Seven honoured". Bangalore. Express News Service. 13 February 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  7. "State awards for art, culture". Bangalore. DH News Service. 6 January 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Medha Patkar chosen for Basava Puraskar 2010". Bangalore. The Hindu. 2 December 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  9. "Varshika Varadhi" (PDF). Kannada and Culture, Information department. p. 10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 March 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  10. Vasudev, Chetana Divya (15 June 2014). "The Chisel and Stone of Idol Worship". Bangalore. The New Indian Express. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  11. "Award for Ananthamurthy". Bangalore. The Hindu. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  12. "Siddaramaiah Presents 13 State Cultural Awards to Winners". Bengaluru. Express News Service. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  13. Sivanandan, T.V. (14 October 2007). "He converts a wooden log into a piece of art". Gulbarga. The Hindu. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  14. https://web.archive.org/web/20160514211618/http://www.prajavani.net/article/%E0%B2%85%E0%B2%AD%E0%B2%BF%E0%B2%A8%E0%B2%B5-%E0%B2%9C%E0%B2%95%E0%B2%A3%E0%B2%BE%E0%B2%9A%E0%B2%BE%E0%B2%B0%E0%B2%BF-%E0%B2%AA%E0%B3%8D%E0%B2%B0%E0%B2%B6%E0%B2%B8%E0%B3%8D%E0%B2%A4%E0%B2%BF-%E0%B2%AA%E0%B3%8D%E0%B2%B0%E0%B2%A6%E0%B2%BE%E0%B2%A8
  15. "ಯರಕದರಿಗೆ ಜಕಣಾಚಾರಿ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ಪ್ರಧಾನ | Kannadamma". Archived from the original on 14 May 2016.

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