Karnataka Ratna (Highest Civilian Award of Karnataka)

Karnataka Ratna (Highest Civilian Award of Karnataka)
Karnataka Ratna (Highest Civilian Award of Karnataka)
Karnataka Ratna is the highest civilian state honour of Karnataka. It is given to a person for his outstanding contribution in his field. It was instituded in 1992 by the Government of Karnataka. There have been a total of nine recepients of this award.

The award comes with a Gold medal, a citation, a memento, and a shawl.

Quick Facts
Awarded for    Highest civilian honour of Karnataka
Sponsored by    Government of Karnataka
First awarded    1992
Last awarded    2009
Total awardees    9
First winner    Kuvempu
Last winner    Veerendra Heggade

List of Karnataka Ratna Award Winners

S.NoNameAwardedField
1Kuvempu1992Literature
2Rajkumar1992Films
3S. Nijalingapp 1999Politics
4C. N. R. Rao 2000Science
5Devi Prasad Shetty 2001Medicine
6Bhimsen Joshi2005Music
7Sree Sree Shivakumara Swamiji 2007Social Service
8Javare Gowda 2008Education, Literature
9Veerendra Heggade 2009Social Service, Philanthropic work