The News Scroll 29 December 2017  Last Updated at 7:41 pm | Source: PTI

Google pays tribute to Kannada litterateur Kuvempu

Google pays tribute to Kannada litterateur Kuvempu

Bengaluru, Dec 29 Search engine giant Google today displayed an artistic doodle on its home page to commemorate  113th birth anniversary of Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa, one of the foremost personalities of Kannada literature.

Popularly known by pseudonym 'Kuvempu', he was first  among the Kannada writers to be awarded with the prestigious  Jnanpith Award for his work 'Sri Ramayana Darshanam'.

The doodle includes a motif of Kuvempu sitting on a  rock engrossed in writing, surrounded by picturesque of  western ghats.

'Kavimane', the ancestral house of Kuvempu at Kuppalli  in Shivamogga district can also be seen in the doodle that has the word Google written in Kannada.

"A talented writer, a dedicated teacher and a  passionate reformist. Celebrating Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa's contribution to culture and art with today's  #GoogleDoodle," Google India said in a tweet.

Born on 29 December 1904, Kuvempu also served as Vice  Chancellor of Mysore University.

Kuvempu started his literary work in English and later  switched to his native Kannada and wrote popular novels like  Kaanuru Heggadati and Malegalalli Madumagalu.

Known as 'Rashtrakavi' (national poet) and for penning the state anthem 'Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate', he has also written several plays, literary criticisms, essays, collection of stories and poems.

Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Karnataka Ratna and Sahitya Akademi award have been bestowed on Kuvempu who  professed 'Vishwa Manava Sandesha' (Message of Universal Man).

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds.
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