BV Panduranga Rao (b Sept 20, 1944) of Bengaluru has been cartooning since 1964 and has won 20 state and national cartoon awards and participated in 107 international cartoon contests. Moreover, his cartoons have been picked to be printed in 45 international cartoon contest albums and selected 63 times for awards/ exhibitions in 25 countries. He has had 45 one-man shows.