Former Karnataka chief minister S M Krishna, Infosys founder and IT industry veteran N R Narayana Murthy, and former badminton player Prakash Padukone, have been selected for the ‘Kempegowda International Award’, which has been instituted beginning this year. Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai will present the awards to recipients during the grand celebration on the 513th birth anniversary of Kempegowda, the architect of Bengaluru city, on June 27 at Vidhana Soudha.
About the award:
- The award carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh along with a plaque. Narayan met Krishna at his residence today on behalf of the government and informed him about the award being bestowed upon him.
- The government had constituted a committee headed by Start-up Vision Group head Prashanth Prakash to nominate candidates for the award.
- Chairman of Manipal Global Education and businessman T.V. Mohandas Pai, Vivekananda Youth Movement founder R. Balasubramaniam, and retired IAS officer M.K. Shankarlinge Gowda are members of the committee. Kempe Gowda Heritage Area Development Authority Commissioner R. Vinaydeep is member-secretary of the committee.