Basava Puraskara (Karnataka Civilian Award)

Basava Puraskara (Karnataka Civilian Award) Winner List 2017
Basava Puraskara (Karnataka Civilian Award)
Basava Puraskara is an annual National award conferred by the State Government of Karnataka. It is presented to the individual for his or her contribution in social reforms and work for bringing religious harmony.

The award is first give in 2000 to co-founder of Atheist Centre, Saraswathi Gora. Lastly, it was given to eminent journalist Patil Puttapa in 2017.

The award consists cash prize of 10 lakh rupee, a memento, and a citation.

YearRecipientNotes
2000Saraswathi GoraSocial worker, co-founder of the Atheist Centre
2001H. NarasimhaiahIndependence activist, physicist
2002Puttaraj GawaiSocial worker, musician
2003S. G. SusheelammaSocial worker, President of Sumangali Seva Ashram
2005L. BasavarajuProfessor, writer
2006A. P. J. Abdul KalamScientist, former President of India
2007Shivakumara SwamiPontiff of the Siddaganga Matha, founder of the Sri Siddaganga Education Society
2008Vijaya Mahantappa SwamiPontiff of Chittaragi Sri Vijaya Mahantheshwara Math, Ilkal
2010Javare GowdaWriter, educationist
2011Medha PatkarActivist; refused the award
2013U. R. AnanthamurthyWriter, activist
2014Veerabadra Channamalla Swamiji
2015GR ChannabasappaSocial worker
2016Mother TeressaSocial worker
2017Patil PuttappaJournalist