Pampa Award (Kannada Literary Award Winners 1987-2017)

Pampa Award (Kannada Literary Award Winners 1987-2017)
Pampa Award (Kannada Literary Award Winners 1987-2017)
Pampa Prashisti or Pampa Award is the highest literary state award conferred by the Indian State Government of Karnataka upon an individual for his/her contribution in the Kannada literature.

The award is named after the first Kannada poet Adikavi Pampa.

The award comprises of a cash prize of 3 lakh rupees, a shawl, a citation, and a memento.

Prior to 1996, the award was given to single work, but afterwards the award is given on the basis of lifetime achievements.

Kuvempu was the first recepient of the Pampa Awards in 1987 for his work Sri Ramayana Darshanam.

YearWriterWork
1987KuvempuSri Ramayana Darshanam
1988T. N. SrikantaiahBharathiya Kavya Meemaamse
1989K. Shivaram KaranthMai Managala Sulliyali
1990S. S. BhoosnurmathShoonya Sampadaneya Paramarshe
1991P. T. NarasimhacharShri Haricharitha
1992A. N. Murthy RaoDevaru
1993Gopalakrishna AdigaSuvarna Puthalli
1994Sediyapu Krishna BhattaVichara Prapancha
1995K. S. NarasimhaswamyDundu Mallige
1996M. M. KalburgiLifetime contribution
1997G. S. ShivarudrappaLifetime contribution
1998Javare GowdaLifetime contribution
1999Chennaveera KanaviLifetime contribution
2000L. BasavarajuLifetime contribution
2001Poornachandra TejaswiLifetime contribution
2002M. Chidananda MurthyLifetime contribution
2003Chandrashekhara KambaraLifetime contribution
2004H. L. Nage GowdaLifetime contribution
2005S. L. BhyrappaLifetime contribution
2006G. S. Amu Lifetime contribution
2007Yashwant V. Chittal Lifetime contribution
2008T. V. Venkatachala Sastry Lifetime contribution
2009Chandrashekhar Patil Lifetime contribution
2010Govindray H. Nayak Lifetime contribution
2011Baraguru RamachandrappaLifetime contribution
2012D. N. Shankara BhatLifetime contribution
2013Kayyar Kinhanna RaiLifetime contribution
2014G. VenkatasubbiahKannada Lexicography
2015B. A. SanadiLifetime contribution
2016Hampa NagarajaiahLifetime contribution
2017Nisar AhmadLifetime contribution