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B V Panduranga Rao

Name :BV Panduranga RaoDate of Birth: 20.09.1944 in Mysore,
Home Town : Sidlaghatta, Kolar Dt, Karnataka,INDIA
Qualification : Diploma in Mechanical engg.
Occupation; Service in Bhilai Steel Plant from 1965 to 2001.Ex- Sr Manager, Bhilai Steel Plant.-Opted VRS in 2001.Present Occupation : Freelance Cartoonist.Honorary Post : Ex – President, Karnataka Cartoonists Association.
Member: Indian Institute of Cartoonists, BanagloreCartooning:* Started Cartooning in 1964.* Acquired Diploma in Cartooning from Raye Burns School of Cartooning , New Delhi in 1965.* Over 2000 cartoons on various subjects like Politics, Social satire, Environment, Industrial Management, HRD, Sports, AIDs, Anti smoking, Water Conservation etc are published in various mgazines of Karnataka and also in Hindi and English news dailies like Navbharat, Desha Bandhu, Dainik Bhaskar and Hitavada and MP Chronicle. Cartoons are being regularly published in Cartoon Watch from Raipur. Cartoons/ cartoons illustrations have been used for Story book illustrations, Book cover pages, School children education campaigns, Posters, Hoardings, Short Video films, TV films, Slide shows, Training programme presentations etc.

National record
Awards / Recognition at International Cartoon Contests
( Over 25 times)

This has been included as a National record in
· Limca Book of Records 2010
· India Book of Records 2010
* Creation of small size Flip Animation Book has been adjudeged as smallest size Flip Animation book as national Record by Inda Book of Records

1) Cartoons selected for festivals and printed in International Cartoon Albums and certificates issued:

Korea : 5th Prizes -1996,1997,1998,2000,2001,2003,2004
Honourable Mention.- 2007, 2008, 2009 ( Best Cartoon Prize}
( 10 times this also a record)
Israel : Prize of Excellence- 1998 and cartoon printed in cartoon catalogue
Taiwan: Diploma-Prize of Importance+ Mementoe-1999
Cyprus- Diploma-1997
Selected for World Museum : Turkey-2000 and printed in cartoon catalogue

Cartoons selected for Inter national festival/exhibitions and printed in International Cartoon Catalogues;
Israel:Haifa: 1998,1999,2000,2008
Croatia, Zagreb -1998,1999,2000
Russia: 1999
Portugal: 2008
Serbia: 2008
India:cyber humour- 2006
Moscow , Russia: Exhibition / A. Sakharova’s Museum / Web Gallery-2009

Selected for Exhibitions/Web galleries
Nosorog web gallery
Moscow , Russia (Certficate Issued) A. Sakharova’s Museum / Web Gallery
Usability Matters web gallery,INDIA

Cartoons included in World Cartoonists CD from fcw, China, and at Switzerland BD-87 Exhibition. Cartoons were selected for international exhibitions and included in the international Cartoon catalogues.

2) Solo Exhibitions:Organised One Man Show of Cartoons 37 times at :
( During the period of 1980 – 2008)
* Bhilai nagar:14 times
* Raipur: once
* Tisco, Jamshedpur; once
* Bangalore: 20 times
* Mysore, Karnataka : once

3) State and National awards:
Awards are won at State and National level:
Raipur, Madhya Pradesh- 1984- Ist Prize
Hindustan All India Cartoon Contest, New Delhi- 1987-Consolation Prize ,
Cartoon contest conducted by Trade Fair Authority of India , New Delhi-1987-Consolation Prize
EMCON-88, Hyderanad- 1988- Second prize-
INSSAN – 1991- Mumbai Cartoon Poster-Encouragement Prize
Hindustan Times All India cartoons Contest, New Delhi – 1995- Merit Award
All India Cartoon Contest by National Cancer Foundation, New Delhi -1990-Second Prize
Karnataka Cartoonists Association, Bangalore-1996 - Second Prize
Hindustan Times All India Cartoons Contest, New Delhi – 1997 – Merit Award
Karnataka Cartoonists Association, Bangalore-1998- Second Prize
All India Cartoon Contest organized by Andhra Pradesh AIDS Prevention Society-Hyderabad- 2004- First Prize of Rs 10,000/-
All India Cartoon Contest organised by Cartoon Watch, Raipur -2007 - Special Prize

Cartoons for World Largest Book 6 Cartoons were drawn for the World Largest Book brought out by Bangalore Book Publications-2005
Caroon Workshops;Conducted Cartoon workshops for over 3000 children.
Web Sites:Over 35 blogs / websites have been created posted with over 100 cartoons on different themes from politics to Environment & sports. Some are as below.
plus links to several blogs

TV interview* Interviewed in Jane- Anjane programme at Door Darshan New Delhi-1984* Interviewed in ‘Belagu” direct telecast programme in Chandana Channel, Bangalore-2004* Interviewed in ‘Gere- bare” programme in Chandana channel , Bangalore-2005
* Interviewed at City Channel, Bangalore in Dec 2008
Sports:* Represented Bhilai Steel Plant and MP Divisional matches in Cricket* Qualified Cricket Umpire; Officiated in MP Divisional, All India and Inter Steel Plant Cricket Tournaments for over 20 years.* Represented Shuttle Badminton for MP championships 8 times and participated for Karnataka State Badminton Championships 4 times in Veterans category.

B V Panduranga Rao
191, A M S Layout
Tel: 08023642598
Mobile: 9880124551

Friday, June 18, 2010 -Versatile Cartoonist

Tuesday, April 6, 2010By admin
BV Panduranga Rao, Former Sr Manager, SAIL, Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai is aFreelance Cartoonist, now settled in Bangalore.. Mr Rao 65years, a Cartoonist by hobby started Cartooning in 1964 and acquired Diploma in Cartooning from Raye Burns School of Cartooning , (USA) New Delhi in 1965.

BV Panduranga Rao
His cartoons over 3000 on various subjects like Politics, Social Satire, Environment, Industrial Management, HRD, Sports, AIDs, Anti smoking, Water Conservation etc have been published in various News Dailies, Magazines, Techcnical Journals, in- house publications etc in Kannada, Hindi and English languazes. His cartoons have been used for Posters, Slide shows, Novels, Cover pages, Hoardings etc. He is practicing 2D animation too in Flash.
He has been awarded 12 times at the state and national level cartoon Contests. His cartoons have been recognised 26 times at the Inter National Cartoon contests at Taiwan, Korea, Russia,Serbia, Israel, Portugal,Turkey, Cyprus, Croatia, Brazil, Switzerland, India with Awards, selected for exhibitions and printed in Cartoon Catalogue brought out by the organisers. His cartoons have ben selected for the Anadolu Univesity, Turkey World Museum.
He has conducted 35 times one man show of his cartoons in different parts of the country. His cartoons exclusively on the subject ‘Environment’ have been exhibited over 15 times.
He has been conducting Cartoon Work shop for young talents and has created over 35 his own blogs posted with over 200 cartoons on various themes.
He represented Bhilai Steel Plant in Cricket and Madhya Pradesh division in Cricket and Shuttle Badminton. He was also State panel cricket umpire, officiated in Divisional and All India Cricket tournaments.
He has been felicitated by various organisations and institutions and also featured in New Delhi Doordarshan and Chandana Channel Bangalore in interview programmes.
The achievements of Mr Panduranga Rao in the field of Cartooning has the honour of being entered in the India Book of Records 2010 and limca Book of Records