G. Venkatasubbiah

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Venkatasubbiah in August 2013

Ganjam Venkatasubbiah[1] (23 August 1913 – 19 April 2021) was an Indian writer, grammarian, editor, lexicographer and critic. He was born in Mysore, Mysore Kingdom.

He wrote eight dictionaries, four seminal works on dictionary science in Kannada. He also edited over sixty books and published several papers. His work Igo Kannada, is a socio-linguistic dictionary and is used as a reference by linguists and sociologists. He was honored with the Kannada Sahitya Akademi Award and the Pampa Award.

Venkatasubbiah was best known for his work on Kannada dictionary science titled Kannada Nighantu Shastra Parichaya which came out exactly one hundred years after the first Kannada dictionary was authored by the German priest and Indologist Reverend Ferdinand Kittel in 1894.[Notes 1]

Venkatasubbaiah died on 19 April 2021 in Bangalore from kidney disease, aged 107.[2]

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  1. "Venkatasubbaiah deserves Jnanpith: Haranahalli". The Hindu. 20 January 2003. Retrieved 24 March 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Prof. G. Venkatasubbaiah passes away". News18 Kannada. 19 April 2021.
  1. Arun, G. V. (2013). ಕನ್ನಡದ ಅರ್ಥವನ್ನು ತಿಳಿಸಿದ ನಾಡೋಜ ಪ್ರೊ. ಜಿ. ವೆಂಕಟಸುಬ್ಬಯ್ಯ (First ed.). Bangalore: Jwalamukhi Mudranalaya. pp. 1–64.

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