The prestigious Kundeshwar Award, bestowed by Karkala Hirgana Kundeshwar organization for those who excel in religious activities and Yakshagana every year, will be presented to Patla Sathish Shetty this year.
Sathish Shetty hailing from Bantwal was trained in Yakshagana at a very young age. He is serving as chief artiste in Kateel mela for the last twelve years.
A Yakshagana programme will be held at 7.30 pm on January 21 under the leadership of Patla Sathish Shetty. Vadiraja Kalluraya, Girsh Rai Kakkepadavu, Hebry Ganesh, Akshay Marnad, Lokesh Munchooru and Ramana Achar will perform. Kundapur Kullappu troupe will present a comedy drama named ‘Mooru Muthu’. Annual festival of Rakteshwari, Nema and Annasantarpane will be held on January 22.