Padma Shri Awardee Dr. Sudha Murty To Get ‘Kannada Ratna’ Award In UAE

A woman with a golden heart and Chairperson of Infosys Foundation, Sudha Murty will be honored with Kannada Ratna on the special occasion of Kannada Rajyotsava. The event will be celebrated at Heartland International School in Dubai and Mrs. Murty will be the special guest to the celebration.

Kannada Ratna

The sources said that the nonresidential Kannadigas in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will be celebrating 16th Kannada Rajyotsava at Heartland International School, Dubai Medan Nad al Shiba, on Nov.8. On this special occasion, the Padma Shri Awardee Dr. Sudha Murty will be conferred with Kannada Ratna Award for 2019. She will also be the chief guest for the event that will be held at 4.30 pm.


Ambassador of India in Dubai, Vipul, will be the guest of honor. Army Officer Capt. Navin Nagappa, who had fought in the Kargil war in 1999, will be an added guest.

Kannadigas in UAE

It is not a surprise move as she has done enough to be worthy of this award. Very few know that Sudha Murthy has single-handedly preached the move towards corporate social responsibility (CSR), she has served for almost a decade to change the lifestyle of children in rural Karnataka by providing them free food and education. She is also an author with 92 books in almost every Indian language to her account.

source: picture was taken the previous year

Kannada Ratna award is presented by the Kannadigas in UAE as they celebrate the Kannada Rajyotsava every year. In this program, a dance group will arrive from Bengaluru to present the ‘Janapada Nrithya’ folk dance in the event. Along with it, there will be various cultural programs and laughter poetry to rejoice the crowd. Last year, the Award was conferred on Nityotsava poet Prof. K.S. Nisar Ahmed.