Kuvempu (29 December 1894 - 11 November 1994 / Koppa taluk, Chikmagalur, Karnataka / India)
Kuppali Venkatappagowda Puttappa, widely known by the pen name Kuvempu or by the abbreviation K. V. Puttappa, was a Kannada writer and poet, widely regarded as the greatest poet of 20th century Kannada literature. He is the first among eight recipients of Jnanpith Award for Kannada. Puttappa wrote all his literary works using the pen name Kuvempu. He is the second among Kannada poets to be revered as Rashtrakavi (after M. Govinda Pai). His work Sri Ramayana Darshanam, the rewriting of the great ancient Indian epic Ramayana in modern Kannada, is regarded as revival of the era of Mahakavya (Epic poetry) in a contemporary form and charm. He is immortalised by some of his phrases, and in ... more »
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- dONi sAgali
- Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate
- mUDuvanu ravi
- Oh mother, Blessed I am, to Be Born to Y...