Noted Kannada writer D Javare Gowda passes away

Noted Kannada writer and language activist D Javare Gowda passed away due to heart failure in Mysuru, Karnataka. He was 101.

He was popularly known as De Ja Gow and was a disciple of famous Kannada poet K V Puttappa.

About D Javare Gowda

  • He also had served as Vice-Chancellor of University of Mysuru (UoM) from 1969 to 1975.
  • He had penned several books including Lakshmishana Jaimini Bharata (1957), Kanakadasara Nalacharitre (1959), Chikkupadyayana Rukmangada Charitre (1964) and Andayyana Kabbigara Kavya (1965) etc.
  • He had chaired the Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana held in Bengaluru in 1970.
  • Language Activist: He had played an important role in protecting Kannada language and promoting it as a medium of instruction in schools.
  • He also had played an important role in getting the classical language status for Kannada (One of the six classical languages).
  • His autobiography:Sahithigala Sangadalli Horatada Baduku’.
  • Awards and Honours: Pampa Prishathi (1998), Padma Shri (2001), Guru Award (2003), Nadoja title (2003), Karnataka Government’s Karnataka Ratna (2008).

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