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PARVATHAMMA RAJKUMAR GETS B SAROJA DEVI NATIONAL AWARD
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arvathamma Rajkumar was honoured with the Padmabhushan Dr B Saroja Devi National Award for 2016 at a simple function held in the award winner’s residence in Bengaluru on Saturday evening. The award was presented by Dr B Saroja Devi. The award consists of Rs 1 lakh and a memento.

Speaking after receiving the award, Parvathamma Rajkumar said she has known Saroja Devi for more than four decades and is family to her. She said it is gratifying and heartening that an artiste like her is recognizing technicians and artistes while giving away awards in her name. Parvathamma said she would pray to God that Saroja Devi continues in her work of awarding artistes and technicians.

B Saroja Devi said she was happy that she is conferring the award on Parvathamma who is family to her. She said Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has selected Parvathamma Rajkumar as a recipient of the award this year for her contribution to the world of Kannada cinema and that she had been a wife, producer, and a mother who is a role model.

Raghavendra Rajkumar said one mother is honouring another great mother on the day. He said Saroja Devi was close to both his parents.
N Ramanuja, chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Suresh, director of the Bhavan were also present.

The Padmabhushan Dr B Saroja Devi National Award has been conferred since 2010 and actress Anjali Devi, Jamuna Ramana Rao and Harini N Rao got the awards in the first year followed by Vyjayanthimala Bali, Geethapriya, S Shivaram, K S L Swamy and K J Yesudas in the next few years.
-16/07/16



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