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G. P. Rajarathnam

K. S. Nissar Ahmed, a prominent poet, said that Rajarathnam understood the minds of children, as well as what they needed.[2] He found himself jobless after doing his MA, and stood in for his ailing father who was a Kannada teacher in a school.[citation needed] He was quite distressed to see the kind of poems […]

Dr. G.S Shivarudrappa

Guggari Shanthaveerappa Shivarudrappa (7 February 1926 – 23 December 2013) was an Indian Kannada poet, writer and researcher who was awarded the title of Rashtrakavi (Poet Laureate) by the Government of Karnataka in 2006.

Doddarange Gowda

Doddarange Gowda (Kannada: ದೊಡ್ಡರಂಗೇಗೌಡ) is an Indian poet and a lyricist working in Kannada cinema.[1] He is a retired professor of Kannada and has published a number of anthologies. He has brought out several audio cassettes and CDs of his poems. Some of his noteworthy songs are Tera Yeri Ambaradaage and Notadaage Nageya Meeti of […]

Da Ra Bendre

Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre was born on the 31st of January 1896,He was amongst the most famous of Kannada poets of the Navodaya Period. He is praised as the gifted poet, he was the second person among eight recipients of Jnanpith Award for Kannada, the highest literary honour conferred in India.He wrote under the pen-name of […]


Devanahalli Venkataramanaiah Gundappa, popularly known as DVG, was a Kannada writer and philosopher. His most notable work is the Manku Thimmana Kagga (“Dull Thimma’s Rigmarole”, 1943), which is similar to the wisdom poems of the late medieval poet Sarvajna.[2][3][4]

Channaveera Kanavi

Chennaveera Kanavi(Kannada:ಚನ್ನವೀರ ಕಣವಿ) was born on 28 June 1928 at Hombalu village, Gadag District in Karnataka. His father name is Sakkereppa and mother name is Parvathavva. He finished his medium and high school education in Dharwad. In 1952, he got his M A degree from Karnataka University. From 1956 to 1983 he worked as a […]


Basava was a 12th-century Indian philosopher, statesman, Kannada poet in the Shiva-focussed Bhakti movement and a social reformer during the reign of the Kalachuri-dynasty king Bijjala I in Karnataka, India.[2] The Basavarajadevara ragale (13 out of 25 sections are available) by the Kannada poet Harihara (c.1180) is the earliest available account on the life of […]

B.R Lakshmanarao

B.R. Lakshmana Rao is a prominent Kannada humor writer and poet. He is considered to be an important part in the Kannada literary world. One of his highly acclaimed poems is the Gopi Mattu Gandalina which was published in 1971. His writings usually have a jovial and humoristic touch to them. However, he feels that […]

B.M Sreekanthaiah

B.M. Srikanthaiah (or B.M.Shri) (Kannada: ಬಿ.ಎಮ್. ಶ್ರೀಕಂಠಯ್ಯ) (1884–1946) was an author, writer and translator of Kannada literature. He is regarded as the “Father of modern Kannada literature”.


Allama Prabhu (Kannada: ಅಲ್ಲಮ ಪ್ರಭು) was a 12th-century mystic-saint and Vachana poet (called Vachanakara) of the Kannada language,[4] propagating the unitary consciousness of Self and Shiva.[web 1][5] Allama Prabhu is one of the celebrated poets and the patron saint[note 1] of the Lingayata[note 2] movement that reshaped medieval Karnataka society and popular Kannada literature. He […]