Poet and freedom fighter Kayyara Kinhanna Rai is no more [ Current Affairs ]
About Kayyara Kinhanna: Eminent Kannada poet and freedom fighter Kayyara Kinhanna Rai passed away at Badiyadkka of Kerala at age 101. Kayyara Kinhanna Rai born on 8 June 1915. He was an Indian independence activist, author, poet and journalist.
- Rai first learned Kannada in school. Then he published his first handwritten journal Susheela at the age of 12.
- He was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and also participated in the freedom movement of India.
- He started his career as a secondary school teacher.
- He also had worked in newspapers like Swabhimana, Madras Mail and The Hindu.
- His famous poems are Shreemukha, Aikyagana, Punarvana, Chethana and Koraga.
- His other important works are Malayala Sahitya Charithre which is a translation of an original work by P. K. Parameshwaran Nair and Sahithya Drushti.
- He received the National Award for Best Teacher in 1969.
- He was conferred an honorary doctorate by Mangalore University in 2005.
- He also chaired the 66th Akhila Kannada Sahitya Sammelana which was Kannada Literature Conference held at Mangalore.
- Published on: August 11, 2015