Veteran Kannada writer Geetha Nagabhushan passed away. She was born on 25th March 1942 in Savalagi village, Kalaburagi, Karnataka. She served as the Chairperson of Karnataka Sahitya Academy. She chaired the 76th Akhil Bharat Kannada Sahitya Sammelan, at Gadag in 2010. She got an honorary doctorate from the Gulbarga University.
Geetha Nagabhushan wrote around 50 short stories including Avva Mattu Itara Kathegalu and Jwalantha, 27 novels including Baduku, Hasimamsa Mattu Haddugalu, 12 plays, collection of poems and research works. The honours and awards she received include Karnataka Rajotsava Award (1998), Danachintamani Attimabbe Award (2002), Nadoja award (2004), Kendra Sahitya Academy award (2004), Bhasha Parishat Award from Kolkata (2012).