Kanak Shree Awards (Karnataka State Award)

The Kanaka Shree is an award instituted by the Government of Karnataka to recognize and honour individuals who has made significant contributition to promote the values and literature of Kanakadasa, the 16th century Kannada poet.

The award carries a citation, a shawl and a cash prize of five lakh Indian rupees.

List of Kanak Shree Award Winners are

2015: Dr. Swamirao Kulkarni
2014: Prof. A. V. Navada
2013: Prof. Krishna Kolhar Kulkarni
2011: Prof. Jyothi Hosur
2010: Dr. H. J. Lakkappa Gowda
2009: Dr. T. N. Nagarathna
2008: Prof. Prakash Sudhakar