U. R. Ananthamurthy

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U. R. Ananthamurthy
Born(1932-12-21)21 December 1932
Melige, Tirthahalli taluk, Shimoga District, Kingdom of Mysore, British India
Died22 August 2014(2014-08-22) (aged 81)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
OccupationProfessor, writer
NationalityIndian
GenresFiction, literary criticism
Literary movementNavya

Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy (Kannada: ಉಡುಪಿ ರಾಜಗೋಪಾಲಾಚಾರ್ಯ ಅನಂತಮೂರ್ತಿ; 21 December 1932 - 22 August 2014) was an Indian writer and critic. He wrote in the Kannada language. He was thought to be as one of the pioneers of the Navya movement.[1][2] In 1998, he received the Padma Bhushan award from the Government of India.[3]

He was the Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala during the late 1980s. He was one of the finalists of Man Booker International Prize for the year 2013.[4]

Ananthamurthy died of cardiac arrest caused by renal failure on 22 August 2014 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, aged 81.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "U.R. Ananthamurthy". International literature festival Berlin. Foundation for Art and Politics and the Berliner Festspiele, German UNESCO committee. Retrieved 28 June 2007.
  2. "Jnanapeeth Awards". Ekavi foundation. Ekavi. Retrieved 28 June 2007.
  3. "Padma Bhushan Awardees". Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  4. "Lydia Davis wins the Man Booker International Prize 2013". Man Brooker Prize. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  5. Veteran Kannada writer Anantha Murthy passes away

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