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Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa’s birth anniversary: Google Doodle pays tribute to the Kannada scholar

Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa is considered one of the greatest Kannada writers of his time, most of his works are written in Kannada and he was a strong proponent of the language.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 29, 2017 3:02 pm
Google doodle celebrates Kannada author Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa's birth anniversary Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa 113th birth anniversary: Kuvempu is considered one of the greatest Kannada writers of his time, most of his works are written in Kannada and he was a strong proponent of the language.

On the occasion of Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa’s 113th birth anniversary, Google Doodle on Friday paid tribute to the renowned Kannada poet and author. Popularly known as Kuvempu, the Kannada writer was born in Shimoga district of Karnataka on this day in 1904. He is considered one of the greatest Kannada writers of his time. He passed away in Mysore on November 11, 1994.

Most of his works are written in Kannada and he was a strong proponent of the language. He founded an organisation at the Mysore University to research the Kannada language which has been named after him as “Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies”.

Kuvempu’s writings reflected his resentment towards casteism, meaningless religious rituals. He was awarded the Jnanpith award for his version of the epic Ramayana called ‘Sri Ramayana Darshanam’. His poems were a reflection of the wonders of nature around him.

Today’s Google Doodle shows Kuvempu sitting on a rock surrounded by nature, while he is engrossed in writing.

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  1. K N Suryanarayana Jois
    Dec 29, 2017 at 5:40 pm
    उत्तमं कार्यं कृतं भवद्भिः । धन्यवादाः । कुवेंपुवत अन्येषां कन्नडकवीनां परिचयं कारयन्तु भवन्तः॥
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    1. RavirajBK Kupanagar
      Dec 29, 2017 at 12:12 pm
      Thanks Google India
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      1. Devnath Gowda H K
        Dec 29, 2017 at 11:15 am
        Thank u Google , Negila Hidida Holadolu Hadutaa Huluva Yogiya No
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        1. shivakumar hugar
          Dec 29, 2017 at 9:50 am
          Good to see kuvempu on doodle :) proud to be kannadiga.
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