Noted journalist with over three decades experience in cinema journalism Ganesh Kasargod has been bestowed with Karnataka State award for his book 'Chadurida Chitragalu' for the calendar year 2011. The award was announced on 4th of August by Karnataka Information Department.
An award for literature in cinema was introduced in the New Film Policy of 2011 and Ganesh Kasargod book ‘Chadurida Chitragalu’ – all about travails of film personalities gets the right recognition even though it is late.
The state award for Ganesh Kasargod carries Rs.20000, silver medal of 50 grams and a letter. In a separate function the government of Karnataka is honoring the veteran journalist.
'Chadurida Chitragalu' the depressed life of film personalities was a column in popular daily ‘Vijaya Karnataka’ penned by Ganesh Kasargod. The write up in the book consists on Dr KS Ashwath, TN Balakrishna, Shanker Nag, P Kalinga Rao wife Meenakshamma,G V., Udayakumar,Syed Shafi of Salam Bombay,Udupi Jayaram, Jayasri,Vajramuni,Kaveramma, Gangadhar, Upendra, Pandaribai, Puttanna Kanagal, Kanchana, Vishwa Vijeth, Shani Mahadevappa, Parameshwaea Madyastha, Gabgadharachar and others.
For this book on ‘Chadurida Chitragalu’ Dr Vishnuvardhana written foreword, Prof Baraguru Ramachandran reviewed the book and show cased strength of journalist Ganesh Kasargod.