Dr. M. M. Kalburgi, a Kannada writer passes away [ Current News (Concise) ]

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About Dr. M. M. Kalburgi: Malleshappa Madivalappa Kalburgi was born on 28th November 1938 in Yaragal. He was researcher of Vachana sahitya (Vachana literature), Kannada epigraphist and academician.

Image of Dr. M. M. Kalburgi

Image of Dr. M. M. Kalburgi

Well Known Kannada Writer

  • He also had served as the Vice - Chancellor of Kannada University in Hampi.
  • He has written more than 20 publications including Neeru Neeradisittu, Sarangarshi and Kachhittu Kalyan.

About his achievements:

  • He has received Sahitya Akademi award in 2006 for his research articles Marga 4.
  • He has also received Nrupatunga Award, Basava Puraskara, Nrupatunga Award and Pampa award for his contribution to Kannada literature.

About his unexpected death:

  • Dr. Kalburgi died because he was shot by unidentified person in his residence in Dharwad on 30th August 2015.
  • He was the first litterateur from Karnataka who was shot dead apparently for his views on idol respect and Hindu ceremonial.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 18, 2015