Published on: October 30, 2022

‘Karnataka Ratna’ award

‘Karnataka Ratna’ award

Why in news?

 Actor late Puneeth Rajkumar will be conferred with the ‘Karnataka Ratna’ award  the highest civilian honour in Karnataka


  • Since 2009, only eight people have been conferred with the award.
  • Karnataka govt invites Rajinikanth, Jr NTR for event

All about Karnataka ratna award:

  • The Karnataka Ratna is the highest civilian honour of the State of Karnataka, India.
  • It is awarded in recognition of a person’s extraordinary contribution in any field. It was instituted in the year 1992 by the Government of Karnataka.
  • A total of ten persons have received this award.
  • Kuvempu and Dr. Rajkumar was the first to and Veerendra Heggade was lately honoured in 2009 for social service
  • The Award comes with a gold medal weighing 50 gm, a citation, a memento and a shawl

List of Personalities received the award

  • Kuvempu- Literature
  • Rajkumar- Cinema
  • Nijalingappa- Politics
  • N. R. Rao- Science
  • Devi Shetty- Medicine
  • Bhimsen Joshi- Music
  • Shivakumara Swami- Social service
  • Javare Gowda- Education, literature
  • Veerendra Heggade- Social service
  • Dr. Puneeth Rajkumar- Cinema, social service