Tulu Sahitya Academy, Mangalore felicitated Sri B.V. Kakkilaya on Oct 25, 2006 for his contribution to Tulu language, its literature and Karnataka Ekikarana movement.
He was felicitated by veteran Kannada writer Sri B.M. Idinabba. Sri Seetharam Kulal, President of Tulu Sahitya Academy presided.
Sri B.M. Idinabba recalled the ‘most inspiring’ speeches of Sri B.V. Kakkilaya in Tulu during the freedom movement and thereafter.
Sri B.V. Kakkilaya later participated in a ‘dialogue’ with the audience.