B V Panduranga Rao – Indian Cartoonist


Rao’s achievement has been recorded under, “Most awards/ recognitions for cartoons”, and has been mentioned that as a freelance cartoonist since 1964 he has won about 12 international awards and 12 national awards for his work from places like Israel, Korea (nine times from 1996), Taiwan and Cyprus. Between 1980-2008, he has organised 33 one man shows. Mr. Rao was also the President of Karnataka Cartoonist Association.
 About Mr. B. V. Panduranga Rao – Cartoonist
Ex- Sr. Manager from Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai Madhya Pradesh settled back in Bangalore in 2001, and a freelance Cartoonist. He has acquired a diploma in Cartooning from Raye Burns School of Cartooning,Cleveland, USA in 1965.

His cartoons are published in Kannada , Hindi and English news dailies and periodicals and other several publications Cartoons selected at internatonal cartoon festivals / exhibitions/ printing in Inter National Cartoon Albums over 25 times and has been included in India Book of Records 2010.

Has conducted one man show of cartoons 37 times in the country; Was the President, Karnataka Cartoonists Association; has played cricket for Bhilai Steel Plant and MP Divisional matches. Also played Shuttle Badminton in MP divisional Matches.Was a M P State Panel Cricket Umpire. Has created several blogs posted with Cartoons on various themes from politics to sports, Office work to Environment,light humour to Anti smoking etc. More cartoons are added regularly.

Paavan S.

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