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Prestigious Rashtra Kavi title for Shivarudrappa

Prestigious Rashtra Kavi title for Shivarudrappa
DH News Service Bangalore:


Well-known poet and critic Dr G S Shivarudrappa has been chosen for the prestigious literary title Rashtra Kavi by the state government.

The announcement in this regard was made by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on the occasion of the launching of year-long Suvarna Karnataka celebrations in Bangalore on Wednesday. Dr Shivarudrappa is the third litterateur to get the title after Manjeshwara Govinda Pai and Kuvempu.

A committee constituted under the presidentship of writer De Javaregowda had recommended the name of Dr Shivarudrappa for the Rashtra Kavi title.

Guggari Shanthaveerappa Shivarudrappa (GSS) was born on February 7, 1926, to Shanthaveerappa and Veeramma at Esuru in Shimoga . Eighty year old Dr Shivarudrappa, a disciple of Kuvempu, secured his PhD degree from Mysore University. Later, he served as the director of Department of Studies in Kannada of Bangalore University, and developed the department as a model. His noted works include Saamegaana, Devashilpi, Deepada Hejje, Preethi Illada Melae, Anaavarana, Sameekshae, Moscowdalli Ippateradu Dina, Sneha Kartika Soundarya Sameekshe, (PhD thesis) Kavyanusandhana, Vimarsheya Purva Paschima. His work Kavyanusandhana brought him the Central Sahitya Academy award. His recent work Kuvempu Punaravalokana is a collection of essays. His poems like Ede Tumbi Haduvenu have become popular songs. He presided over the 61st Akhila Bharatiya Kannada Sahitya Sammelan held in Davangere in 1992. He has also been honoured with Masti award instituted by the Masti Venkatesh Aiyengar Trust.

“I humbly receive this honour. I am happy that I have been chosen for the title, which was also conferred upon my guru Kuvempu. This is a honour for Kannada language and the people of Karnataka.” -GSS


November 2, 2006 - Posted by | Blogroll, KANNADA

1 Comment »

  1. Its nice to read such news. One small sujjestion.
    Please can you telecast the same as a program on television OR tell the same on Radi(FM), by taking a interview with the DR. Shivarudrappa. If not then show his place on television and tell about him. As from television it reachs many people. In present condition in bangalore many people are still not aware who is Karnatakas Rashtra Kavi .

    Hopeing this sujjestion will be taken care.
    M : 98869 23751

    Comment by koushik | November 2, 2008 | Reply

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