Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)
Pic: Yashodhara Bangera
Mangaluru, Jan 11: Kiran Bhat (41), a brilliant youth whose ancestors belonged to Kadandale near Moodbidri, has bagged Oscar for his distinct technical breakthrough in the field of design and development of ILM facial performance-capture system that has revolutionized the field of cinema. Bhat will receive this award, which has brought laurels and pride to his parents and people from his native village in addition to Indians as a whole, in a function being to be held at Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.
Bhat, along with three others, will receive the award for the design and development of the ILM facial performance-capture solving system.
On January 4, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced 18 scientific and technical achievements represented by 34 individual recipients who will be honoured at the annual scientific and technical awards presentation on February 11.
Academy of Motion Picures, Arts and Science, which honours people with exemplary achievements in the field of cinema with Oscar awards, has identified the contribution made by Bhat to this field. Bhat, had earlier worked for Wipro before joining a prestigious company in USA and then setting up his own company based in San Francisco. Bhat, who was always studious and excelled at academics, had secured two engineering degrees from Birla Institute of Engineering, Pilani simultaneously before securing doctorate in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in USA.
Kiran's father, Srinivas Bhat Kadandale, belongs to the family of priests of Lord Subrahmanya temple at Kadandale. His wife, Jayashree, hails from Kallianpur. Srinivas Bhat runs his own industry at Coimbatore. Bhat's wife, Pavana, too holds a doctorate and his sister, Preethi, work in USA.
People of Dakshina Kannada district in particular and whole of Karnataka and India in general, hail this rare achievement of Kiran Bhat and wholeheartedly wish that he will win many more laurels and make his country proud in the coming years.