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Basava Award presentation tomorrow

By Our Special Correspondent

Bangalore May 12. The former Vice-Chancellor of Bangalore University and noted Gandhian, H.Narasimhaiah, will be presented with the State Government's Basava Puraskar here on May 14.

The Chief Minister, S.M.Krishna, will present the award to Dr. Narasimhaiah, who is a recipient of Padma Vibhushan. The Minister of State for Kannada and Culture, Rani Satish, will preside over the function.

Dr. Narasimhaiah, who was a professor of Physics, was selected by a committee headed by G.Narayana, former Mayor of Bangalore and President of the Kannada Sahitya Parishat.

The Basava Puraskar is a national award. The award is presented on the basis of a person's contribution for social reforms and social change and work for bringing about religious harmony.

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