Karnataka Ratna

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Karnataka Ratna
Sponsored byGovernment of Karnataka
First awarded1992
Last awarded2009
Total awarded9
First winnerKuvempu and Rajkumar
Last winnerVeerendra Heggade

Karnataka Ratna (Kannada: ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರತ್ನ) is the highest civilian honour of the State of Karnataka. It is awarded to a person for his extraordinary contribution in any field. It was constituted in the year 1992 [1] by the Government of Karnataka. There have been a total of 9 recipients of this award.

The Award[edit]

The Award comes with a gold medal weighing 50 gm, a citation, a memento and a shawl.[1]


S.No Name Image Birth / death Awarded in Field Notes
1. Kuvempu Kuvempu1.jpg 1904–1994 1992 Literature
2. Rajkumar Rajkumar 2009 stamp of India.jpg 1929–2006 1992 Cinema, Music
3. S. Nijalingappa Snijalingappa.jpg 1902–2000 1999 Politics [2]
4. C. N. R. Rao CNRrao2.jpg b. 1934 2000 Science [3]
5. Devi Shetty Devi Shetty.jpg b. 1953 2001 Medicine [4]
6. Bhimsen Joshi Pandit Bhimsen Joshi (cropped).jpg 1922–2011 2005 Music [5]
7. Shivakumara Swami Shivakumara Swami.png 1907-2019 2007 Social Service [6]
8. Javare Gowda De. Javaregowda.jpg 1915–2016 2008 Education, Literature [1]
9. Veerendra Heggade Veerendra Heggade 01.JPG b. 1948 2009 Social Service, Philanthropic work [1]
10. Puneeth Rajkumar 1975-2021 2021 Cinema, Music


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