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Actors Dattanna, Avinash, and Sihi Kahi Chandru are among the 67 individuals who will receive the Rajyotsava Award this year, the Karnataka government announced on Sunday. Former ISRO Chairman K Sivan is another recipient.

According to the government, which announced the list of winners, it has decided to honour the dignitaries as the state celebrates its 67th Kannada Rajyotsava (state formation day) this year on November 1 in keeping with the tradition of presenting Rajyotsava Awards each year to eminent individuals who have provided noteworthy service in a variety of fields.

Kannada and Culture Minister V Sunil Kumar said, "The department and the selection committee have laboured through a challenging assignment in an endeavour to find the talents who have been working without any suitable acknowledgment and honour them together with other famous performers.