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G. Venkatasubbaiah given Masti Award

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BANGALORE: The prestigious Masti Award was conferred upon the well-known Kannada lexicographer G. Venkatasubbaiah here on Sunday.

The award has been named after the Jnanapith Award-winning Kannada writer the late Masti Venkatesha Iyengar.

Prof. Ganjam Venkatasubbaiah, who is in his early Nineties, is regarded as the father of the modern Kannada dictionary.

U.R. Ananthamurthy, also a Jnanpith Award winner, stressed the need for teaching English along with Kannada to schoolchildren. More than the survival of Kannada in the face of globalisation, it is a question of its development, he said. He commended the role of Prof. Venkatasubbaiah in modernising Kannada.

Craze for English

The former Law Minister, Haranahalli Ramaswamy, decried the craze for English in the State. The standard of Kannada in the State is on the decline.

The well-known Carnatic musician, R.K. Srikantan, felicitated Prof. Venkatasubbaiah.

Mavinakere Ranganath of the Masti Award Committee spoke.

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