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G.S. Shivarudrappa

 

PUJA AWASTHI | New Delhi, December 27, 2013 10:01
Tags : G.S. Shivarudrappa |Kannada poet | critic | writer | researcher |Rashtrakavi |Central Sahitya Akademi Award |Pampa Prashati |
 

G.S. Shivarudrappa, Kannada poet, critic, writer, and researcher – adorned with the title Rashtrakavi by the Karnataka government in 2006 – passed away at the age of 87. He began his literary career when the Romantic Movement was waning and Modernism was taking roots in Kannada poetry. His first collection of poems titled ‘Samagma’ (1951) displayed a marked desire for sublimation and a spiritual aesthetic. He experimented with rhythms and diction, as his later work moved from spiritual to social, from nature to man. His literary output consisted of 13 poetry collection, 13 works of prose and of research, in addition to four travelogues.One of his most important contributions to Kannada literature was editing six volumes of ‘Samagra Kannada Sahitya Charitre’ – a history of Kannada literature for the common man. His awards include: the Pampa Prashati, the Central Sahitya Akademi Award, the Karnataka State Sahitya Academy Award, and the Soviet Land Nehru Award.

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