Cartoonist Mr. BV Panduranga Rao awarded  KCA Life Time  Achievement Award

                               Panduranga Rao awarded  KCA Life Time  Achievement Award
B V Panduranga Rao,  Senior Cartoonist,  Bangalore was presented with the  Krishnakant  Life time Achievement award  of the year 2021 by the Karnataka Cartoonists Association in a award ceremony  held at the Indian Institute of  Cartoonists  Gallery on 28.5.2022. The Award comprises a cash award of Rs 5000/- and the Citation. Panduranga Rao thanked the  KCA President and the Committee members for selecting him for this prestigious award.
B V Panduranga Rao  born 1944, home town Sidlaghatta , former Senior Manager, Bhilai Steel Plant is a Cartonist  by hobby. Has created over 7000 Cartoons for English , Kannada and hindi publications. He has won Prizes over 30 times at National level and his Cartoons are being  recognised with  Cash Awards/ Exhibitions/ printing in catalogues etc at International Cartoon Contests over 120 times from 33 countries. He has conducted over 50 one Man shows and  organised Cartoon Work shops for over 3000 participants
He has entered  his name in 14 limca Book of Record, 11 India Book of Records 10 world records and other records  for his various creations. He was a  noted Cricketer and state panel cricket umpire. Also has won prizes in shuttle Badminton.

Panduranga Rao ,  while speaking to the audience narrated  his experience , of how he got in to  Cartooning field besides working in tough environmental conditions of  Bhilai Steel Plant and how his sustained efforts  brought him the success. He was ever grateful to Bhilai Steel Plant for encouragement to keep continue his cartooning and to reach new heights. Also he was thankful to   Shri V G Narendra,  Shri Triambak  Sharma and others  who always motivated him and helped him to keep continue till date. He remembered his late wife who supported him to keep this passion during  his long association with her. He said she too deserves to be part of this award..
Shri V G Narendra, Shri VRC Shekhar, Shri GS Naganath   Shri Nanjunda Swamy  spoke on the occasion and congratulated  him.
At the outset , Panduranga Rao  interacted with the audience present , and thanked them before dispersing for snacks and Tea

Courtesy: Mr.B V Panduranga Rao

Indian Institute of Cartoonists

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