De Ja Gow was a colossal strength to ctate, Kannada literature: CM

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“De Ja Gow was a colos­sal strength to the state and Kannada literature. He was a critic of caste system and supported inter-caste marriages which shows his broad foresight. He needs to be credited for developing Manasagangotri campus when he was the Vice Chancellor of the University of Mysore. His contribution to the Kanna­da literary world is immense.”
– Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister


Dr S L Bhyrappa

“De Ja Gow has worked a lot for the cause of Kanna­da, its protection and de­velopment. He had strug­gled a lot to make Kannada as a language of adminis­tration and ensured that lectures were conducted in Kannada in all departments when he was the Vice Chancellor of University of Mysore.”
– Dr S L Bhyrappa, Writer and novelist


Prof K S Rangappa



Karnataka Ratna De Ja Gow has immensely contributed to Kannada language and literature. His death is a great loss to the Kannada literary world. The University of Mysore (UoM) will conduct various programmes in memory of him and throw light on his achievements and contributions to create awareness among the students.
– Prof K S Rangappa, Vice Chancellor, University of Mysore



H D Kumaraswamy


“De Ja Gow contributed immensely to the Kannada literary field and initiated various development schemes in the University of Mysore during his tenure as Vice Chancellor. His death is a great loss both, to the education and literary world.”
– H D Kumaraswamy, State JD(S) President and former chief minister




S A Ramadas



“De Ja Gow was the Bheeshma’ of Kannada literary world, his demise is a great loss to the state and Kannada literature. His suggestions and sayings has helped me a lot in my political career.”
– S A Ramadas, BJP leader and former minister




Dr Y D Rajanna


De Ja Gow has to his credit, translating 6,000 English literature works to Kannada and he was one of the greatest administrators that the University of Mysore saw. He had a great name both, as a good litterateur and an able administrator.
– Dr Y D Rajanna, President, Mysuru District Kannada Sahitya Parishat




C P Krishnakumar



“DeJa Gow was considered as a Kannada language Vice Chancellor. He was a good administrator and a highly recognised writer. He was one of the few who had a close relationship with Kuvempu.”
– C P Krishnakumar, Writer




G T Devegowda


“De Ja Gow was not only a litterateur, but a man who stood for the development of Kannada language. He played a vital role in getting the classical language status for Kannada.”
– G T Devegowda, Member of Legislative Assembly





H Janardhan


“De Ja Gow was a great Kannada activist and a magnificent litterateur of the state. Today we have lost a great writer and a senior activist of the state.”
– H Janardhan, Director, Rangayana




K Bhairavamurthy


“I and De Ja Gow enjoyed a healthy teacher-student relationship, he taught me to fight for the Kannada
language and being a writer he was also a renowned translator of English classic literature into Kannada. A few months ago, despite laid low by his ailments, De Ja Gow was busy writing a book on his hospital bed.”
– K Bhairavamurthy, Writer

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