Versatile Kannada author-critic GS Amur dies at 95


Bengaluru: Mentioned Kannada author and critic Dr GS Amur died right here on Monday due to age-linked ailments. He was 95.

Amur passed away in his rest at his residence, a loved ones member advised reporters.

The litterateur, acknowledged for his proficiency in each Kannada and English, was a recipient of quite a few prestigious honours, which includes the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Rajyotsava Award and the Bharatiya Bhasha Award.

Born in Bommanahalli of Dharwad district in 1925, he started out his profession as an English professor and taught in a variety of universities of Karnataka and Maharashtra.

As a mentioned critic of English literature, he wrote extensively about the operates of late RK Narayan and Raja Rao, each hailing from the state.

His a great deal-acclaimed books in Kannada incorporate “Are Kannada Kadambariya Belavanige”, “Arthaloka”, “Vyavasaya” and “Kaadambariya Swaroopa”.

Amur’s English operates incorporated “Forbidden Fruit, Views on Indo-Anglian Fiction” and “Colonial Consciousness in Commonwealth Literature”.

His operates on the poetry of Jnanapeetha awardee, the late Da Ra Bendre, and on the operates of AN Krishnaraya, Sriranga and on the evolution of the Kannada novel are very acclaimed and love a huge readership even to this day.

He obtained the Sahitya Academy award in 1996 and the highest literary award of Kannada, the Pampa award, in 2006.

It was just more than a week in the past that the Karnataka State Street Transport Corporation (KSRTC) announced this year’s Nrupatunga award for lifetime’s get the job done in literary criticism to Amur.

In his condolence message, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa stated: “Amur had equal command more than English and Kannada. He was the top figure in critiquing present day Kannada literature.”


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