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B V Panduranga Rao,
B V Panduranga Rao, Born : Mysuru, Home Town: Sidlaghatta
Former Sr manager , Bhilai Steel Plant.Former President -Karnataka
Cartoonist by Hobby
*Diploma in Cartooning from from Raye Burns school of Cartooning , New Delhi
Solo Cartoon exhibitions : 52 times
*Over 5000 Cartoons / Illustrations created on various subjects for News Dailies, Magazines, Publications, various purposes in English, Hindi Kannada languazes
*Awards at State and National Cartoon Contests : -30 times
*Participated in over 270 international Cartoon Contests *Cartoons recognized for Exhibitions/ Awards/ Museums at Inter National Cartoon Contests in 29 countries over 110 times.
*Unimed Health Cash award of 5000 Dollars in Brazil ,
*Bronze award in China (2011), Best Creative Cartoon Cash award of 500 USD (2015) in China, Best Cartoon 250 USD in China (2018) Special award China 250 dollars (2019) *Special Prize from Israel, * Diploma & Excellency Award from Romania,
* Various awards of Best Cartoon Prize , Theme Prize, Honorary Mentions , Achievement Prize in SICACO Contest , Korea ( 19 times) , *Diploma from Cyprus and Greece , Prize of prominence from Taiwan,
*Exhibition of cartoons in BD – 87 in Switzerland – 1987
*Cartoons Printed in 62 albums (till date)of International Cartoon contests from different countries of the World
*Over 70 Cartoons published in Fenamizah International humorous Monthly Magazine , Turkey in 66 issues , since 2012.
* Exhibited Cartoons at Bombay IIT Mood Indigo Cultural Festival - 2015
* World Cartoonists Day – 2018 : Adjudged TOI Cartoonist from Times of India
National and World Records
*Holder of 14 Limca Book of Records Certificates
*Holder of 10 times India book of Records * 4 times Unique world Records * Elite world Record * World Amazing Record , Universal Forum Record , * URF Top Talent of the year – 2018 Award. URF Global Legend award 2019 , URF Global Top Talent Award -2019
* Represented Bhilai Steel Plant in Cricket in All India Cricket Tournaments, MP Division Cricket tournaments. * Played Shuttle Cock Badminton in MP State Division and in Karnataka State tournaments. Also participated at National Veterans Masters Shuttle Badminton tournament in at Kochi , Kerala – 2017, Vizag – 2018 and in Goa - 2019 , Bangalore - 2019
* MP State Panel Cricket Umpire officiated matches in MP division, Inter Steel, All india Cricket tournaments etc.
*Felicitated with Life time achievement award by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in Cartoon Festival –2011 at New Delhi organised by Cartoon watch.