The state government has announced Dr Rajkumar Award, Puttanna Kanagal Award and Dr ishnuvardhan Award for the year 2015. The prestigious Rajkumar Award has been conferred on noted Kannada actress of yesteryear Harini. The Puttanna Kanagal Award has been conferred on noted director Nagatihalli Chandrashekar. Noted music director Rajan (of Rajan-Nagendra fame) has been selected for DrVishnuvardhan Award. Each of these awards carries a cash price of Rs 2 lakh and 50 gram gold, according to an official press release.