Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Award 2018

Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Award
Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Award
Kempegowda Award or Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Award is a civilian award presented by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, Bengaluru. This award is given in the field of medicine, education, media, sports, theatre, film, literature, environment, folklore, music, dance, yogasana, judiciary, journalism, culture, photography, social service, astrology and painting.

The award is named after the feudatory ruler of Vijayanagar Empire Nadaprabhu Hiriya Kempe Gowda who built the city of Bengaluru in 1537.

In 2018, the award is given to 278 people. The award include cash prize of 25000 rupees and a shield.

The award was temporarily paused in 2007, and reinstated in 2011.

Some of the 2018 Kempegowda Awardees are Ramesh Aravind, Sudeep, Srrujan Lokesh, TN Seetharam, B Suresha, Anushri, Dr. Thomas Chandy, and Prof. Mahedavappa.