Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy

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Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy

Born:21 December 1932

Died:22 August 2014

  • He was a contemporary writer and critic in the Kannada language born in Thirtahalli Taluk and is considered as one of the pioneers of the Navya movement.
  • He is the sixth writer to be honored with the Jnanpith Award for the Kannada language, the highest literary honour conferred in India.
  • In 1998, he received the Padma Bhushan award from the Government of India.
  • He was the vice-chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala during the late 1980s.
  • He was one of the finalists of Man Booker International Prize for the year 2013.
  • He remained a fervent critic of nationalistic political parties until his death from renal failure and cardiac arrest on 22 August 2014.

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