To mark the Telangana state formation day celebrations on June 2nd (Friday) the Telangana state government selected 52 awardees artist Thota Vaikuntam, sculptor B. Srinivas Reddy, senior vocalist Malini Rajurkar and qawwals Warsi brothers from Hyderabad.
Other awardees in various categories:
Classical dance: Raghavaraj BhattMangala Bhatt, B. Sudheer Rao
Perini: Perini Kumar
Folk: Durishetti Ramaiah, Ketavath Somlal, Gaddam Sammiah
Social service: Vandema-taram Foundation, Yakub Bee