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  National Award for Shashidhar Adapa

shashidhar Adapa Eminent art director, designer Shashidhar Adapa bagged 10th Chaman Lal Memorial Award for his outstanding contribution to stagecraft. He will be honored in New Delhi on 17th March 2004. This National Award comprising of Rs. 25,000 cash and a memento will be given in the memory of stagecraft designer Chaman Lal.

Shashidhar Adapa hailing from Mangalore worked with many veterans like B.V. Karanth, Shankarnag, M.S. Sathyu, R. Nagesh, C.R. Simha and so on. Nagamandala, Kanooru Heggadathi, Chinnari Muttha, Chukki Chandrama, Kotreshi Kanasu, Deveri, Singaravva these are the award winning film for which Shashidhar worked as an Art Director. Known for perfection in miniatures and reality in in craftsmanship, Adapa even worked for two French and a Hindi film. Karnataka Drama Academy honored him time back and he bagged Karnataka State Award for Art Direction for Nagamandala (1996-97), Kanoora Heggadathi (1999-2000) and Singaravva (2002-2003).

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