Draft:Garudanagiri Nagaraj

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Garudanagiri Nagaraj was a journalist in Karnataka, India Kannada and a well-known writer in Kannada language. He served many roles during his illustrious journalistic career, most notably as Chairman of the Karnataka Media Academy. He was awarded the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award, the state's second highest civilian honor, in 2005 for his contributions to Kannada journalism. He has also been awarded T.S.R Memorial Award and Karnataka Media Academy award.

Mr. Nagaraj began his career with Janavani Patrike, and later moved to Kannada Prabha National Daily where he worked for over 30 years retiring as one its most senior reporters. He later joined the Lok Shikshan Trust to become the Editor-in-Chief of Karmaveera weekly and Kasthuri monthly digest. Having traveled over 20,000 villages across the nook and corner of Karnataka, Mr. Nagaraj was revered for his unparalleled knowledge of Kannada literature and history.

In 2019, the Karnataka state journalist's Association decided to award up and coming journalists with the Garudanagiri Nagaraj award. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy presided the 34th State Journalists Conference in Mysuru where the award was given to Jagannath Desai


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Indian Newspaper Editors, Kannada Language Journalists, Journalists in Karnataka, Recipients of Rajyotsava Award 2005