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D Javare Gowda a noted Kannada writer and language activist has passed away due to heart failure in Mysuru, Karnataka at the age of 101 years. He was generally known as De Ja Gow and was a follower of K V Puttappa a famous Kannada poet.

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D Javare Gowda a Noted Kannada Writer

About D Javare Gowda:

  • He was born o 6th July 1915.
  • From 1969 to 1975 he had served as Vice-Chancellor of University of Mysuru (UoM).
  • He had authored several books and some of most popular books are:
  1. Lakshmishana Jaimini Bharata (1957)
  2. Kanakadasara Nalacharitre (1959)
  3. Chikkupadyayana Rukmangada Charitre (1964)
  4. Andayyana Kabbigara Kavya (1965)
  • In 1970 he also had chaired the Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana held in Bengaluru.
  • He had played a significant role in caring Kannada language and endorsing it as a medium of instruction in schools.
  • He was also responsible for Kannada language included in the classical language status (One of the six classical languages).
  • ‘Sahithigala Sangadalli Horatada Baduku’ is his autobiography.
  • Awards and Honours:
  1. Pampa Prishathi in 1998
  2. Padma Shri in 2001
  3. Guru Award in 2003
  4. Nadoja title in 2003
  5. Karnataka Ratna in 2008

Pampa Award:

  • The Pampa Award is a literary award of Karnataka (Indian State).
  • In 1987 the award was founded by Government of Karnataka.
  • It is one of the uppermost literary awared honored by the Department of Kannada and Culture, Government of Karnataka State for a best literary work, written in the Kannada language or for a lifetime contribution to Kannada literature by a citizen of Karnataka.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 2, 2016

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