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'Nadoja' for Bhimsen Joshi, U.R.Rao

By Our Staff Correspondent

BELLARY, DEC. 28. The Kannada University, Hampi, has decided to confer the ``Nadoja'' (Teacher of the State) Award equivalent to that of Doctor of Letters to the renowned Hindustani classical music maestro, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, and to the noted scientist, Prof. U.R. Rao, during the current year's ``nudihabba'' (convocation) to be held in February next.

Dr. M.M.Kalburgi, Vice-Chancellor of the Kannada University, told The Hindu that a decision to this effect was taken at the Senate and Syndicate meeting held recently.

Dr. Kalburgi said for the first time, a scientist had been chosen for the prestigious award. He said the ``Purandharadasa Sahitya Peetha'' would be established at the university to make a study of the Dasa literature, culture and tradition.

The State Government had released Rs. 10 lakhs for the establishment of the Chair. January 24, on which day the death anniversary of Purandharadasa, the renowned poet-saint and ``Father of Carnatic music'' was observed, was the date fixed tentatively for the inauguration of the Chair.

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