KSP programme recalls contributions of Chaduranga

His writings made positive impact on society: Prof G H Nayak

To commemorate the birth centenary of litterateur Chaduranga, a programme to discuss his life and literature titled ‘Chaduranga Baduku Baraha’ was held in the city on Friday.

Karnataka Sahitya academy organised the programme in memory of the eminent writer.

Speaking on the life and literature of Subramanya Raje Urs, who is known as Chaduranga among the litterateurs and his followers, noted writer and poet Prof G H Nayak said, “Chaduranga was an eminent writer in Kannada. Being a multi-faceted character, he explored and focused on various issues and stood as one of the prominent litterateurs during his time. Hi writings made positive impact on the society and had innumerable tales to tell. He was a simple, down to earth and a straight forward man who attracted people from every walk of life.  He was admired by many writers, politicians and students’ and he still maintained a low profile.”

“Chaduranga was a close relative to former chief Minister of Karnataka, D Devaraj Urs, but he never had asked for a favour from him. He stood as an inspiring personality and his contribution to Kannada literature is enormous. Coming from a small town called Kallahalli and later being a classmate to then king Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, he never wished to live a royal life but dedicated all his life in contributing to the Kannada literature,” he said.

“I am happy to note that his contribution is recognised by the Karnataka Sahitya academy and is celebrating his birth anniversary. More such programmes in future must be organised,” he added.

President of Karnataka Sahitya academy, Prof Malathi Pattanashetty, Joint Director of Kannada and Culture department V N Mallikarjunaswamy, Prof S Vikramraja Urs, Prof N Manu Chakravarthy and others were present.

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