The ‘Ranga Puraskar-2018’, an award instituted in memory of Joladarashi Doddanagouda, a playwright and ‘gamak’ exponent, will be conferred on Siddalinga Pattanashetti, littérateur from Dharwad, in recognition of his contribution in the field of theatre.

The award, which is constituted under the joint aegis of Rangathorana and Sri Ramesh Trust, carries a purse of Rs. 21,000 and a memento. The award will be presented at Dr. Joladarashi Doddanagouda Rangamandir here on July 29.

Previous recipients

This is the third year in succession that the award is being given to playwrights and theatre personalities. Theatre personality and actor B. Jayashree and Panditaradhya Shivacharya Swami of Sanehalli were the recipient of the awards for 2016 and 2017, respectively.

Dr. Pattanashetti has penned several plays, including ‘Aashada ondu dina’, ‘Andhayuga’, ‘Mudrarakshas’, ‘Suryasthadinda Suryodayadavarige’, and ‘Chor Charanadas’, among others.

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