Published on: December 29, 2022
Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa(Kuvempu)
infra Why in news? December 29th is the birth Anniversary of Kuvempu
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- Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa was an Indian poet, playwright, novelist and critic.
- Pen name : Kuvempu
- Literary movement: Navodaya
- He was the first Kannada writer to receive the Jnanpith Award.
- For his contributions to Kannada Literature, the Government of Karnataka decorated him with the honorific Rashtrakavi (“National Poet”)
- Karnataka Ratna (1992)
- Padma Vibhushan (1988)
- Jnanapith Award (1967) for Sri Ramayana Darshanam
- Padma Bhushan (1958)
- Sahitya Akademi Award
- He was the first graduate from Mysore University to rise to as Vice-Chancellor of Mysore University
- Autobiography :Nenapina Doniyali
- Kavimane : Childhood home of Kuvempu at Kuppali has been converted into a museum by Rashtrakavi Kuvempu Pratishtana
- Kavishaila: Kuvempu’s mortal remains were placed here
- Commemoration: Kuvempu University in Shimoga and Vishwamanava Express was named in honour of Kuvempu’s idea of “Vishwa Manava” (“Universal Man“).
- Poornachandra Tejaswi famous poet is one of his two son
- He penned the Karnataka State Anthem Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate.