Noted Kannada litterateur Amrutha Someshwara no more

Someshwara penned many books in Kannada and Tulu, and also wrote research papers on the Yakshagana dance form.


Published Jan 06, 2024 | 7:14 PMUpdatedJan 06, 2024 | 7:14 PM

Amrutha Someshwara

Noted Kannada literatteur, folk scholar, and thinker Amrutha Someshwara passed away in Mangaluru on Saturday, 6 January. He was 88, family sources said.

The scholar was suffering from old age-related problems at his residence.

Born on 27 September 1935 in the village Adya in Dakshina Kannada district, Professor Someshwara had strived for the growth of Kannada as well as Tulu.

He was a recipient of various awards including the Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award, KS Haridasa Bhatta Award, Janapada and Yakshagana Academy Award, and Karnataka Rajyotsava Award.

Someshwara had penned many books in Kannada and Tulu and wrote research papers on Yakshagana, the sources said.

Mourning his demise, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on X, “The passing away of renowned folk scholar, culture thinker and beloved Guru Prof. Amrutha Someshwara is an irreparable loss to the Kannada literary world. I pray for the departed soul to rest in peace.

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