Dr Hegde to be conferred with US Mallya award

  • | Thursday | 10th January, 2019

MANGALURU: The Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) will honour Dr BM Hegde with Ullal Srinivas Mallya Award at Town Hall on Saturday.Dr Hegde is a cardiologist, educationist and author of several books and scientific papers.The MCC will also honour Ramakrishna Mission, journalist Manohar Prasad, Dr Hannibal Cabral and writer Sara Aboobakker for their meritorious services in their respective fields.International Saxophone maestro Kadri Gopalnath was honoured with the first Ullal Srinivasa Mallya Honorary Award for lifetime achievement and three others were also honoured for their contributions in their respective fields in 2017.Former Union minister M Veerappa Moily will be the chief guest at the function.Speaking to reporters, mayor K Bhaskar Moily said the award is being given to commemorate the contributions of US Mallya, who was instrumental in bringing airport, port, national highway, fertiliser company and several other developments to the coastal district during his tenure as a parliamentarian.While Ullal Srinivas Mallya Award comprises of Rs 1 lakh and citation, other achievers will receive Rs 50,000 each and felicitation.

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