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| Konkani activist, writer|Madhav Manjunath Shanbhag Wikipedia
Madhav Manjunath Shanbhag was an Indian lawyer and activist on behalf of the Konkani-speaking people. He was born in Karwar, in the state of Karnataka. With a few like-minded companions he travelled in all the Konkani-speaking areas, seeking to unite the fragmented Konkani community under the banner of 'one language, one script, one literature'. He succeeded in organizing the first Adhiveshan of All India Konkani Parishad in Karwar in 1939.
Goa Konkani Academy has instituted Madhav Manjunath Shanbhag Konkani Bhasha Seva Puraskar, an award including a cash prize of Rs. 25,000 together with a certificate, memento & shawl. Those who have completed 50 years of age and who have worked as an activist, leader, organiser either in Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala or in any other state are eligible for this lifetime achievement award.