31 May 2016

Noted Kannada writer D Javare Gowda passes away

Noted Kannada writer D Javare Gowda passes away

Noted Kannada writer D. Javare Gowda has passed away following a cardiac arrest in Mysuru. He was 101 year old. He was popularly known as 'De Ja Gow' in literary circles. He has served the Mysore University from 1969 to 1975 as Vice-Chancellor. He dedicated much of his time and efforts towards protecting Kannada and promoting the language as the medium of instruction in schools. 

His works include Lakshmishana Jaimini Bharata (1957), Kanakadasara Nalacharitre (1959), Andayyana Kabbigara Kavya (1965), Chikkupadyayana Rukmangada Charitre (1964) and many more. He played an important role in getting the classical language status for Kannada by launching an indefinite fast and threatening to return the Padma Shri that was conferred on him in 2001. In recognition of his contribution to literature and the cause of Kannada, the Karnataka government has honoured him with the Karnataka Ratna (2008) and the Nadoja title (2003).

So let's discuss some questions related to this post : 
1. Name the Kannada writer who has passed away recently ?

Courtesy : Indian Express

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