Renowned poet and Kannada writer K.S. Nisar Ahmed of Nityotsava fame, has been chosen for the prestigious Pampa Award by the government for 2017.
The award is the highest literary honour conferred on a littérateur for his/her lifetime contribution to Kannada literature. The award carrying a purse of Rs. 3 lakh and a citation will be presented to Prof. Ahmed by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during the Kadambotsava scheduled to be held in Banavasi of Uttara Kannada district.
Besides Prof. Ahmed, writer Sa. Usha has been chosen for the Danachintamani Attimabbe Award; B.A. Jamadar for K.G. Kundanagara Gadinada (border area) Literary Award; K. Gokulnath for Kanaka Prashasti; G. Made Gowda for Sangolli Rayanna Award; and Akkamahadevi Samithi Uditadi for Akkamahadevi Award.