U. R. Ananthamurthy

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U. R. Ananthamurthy
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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
GenreFiction, 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]

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  1. "U.R. Ananthamurthy". International literature festival Berlin. Foundation for Art and Politics and the Berliner Festspiele, German UNESCO committee. Retrieved 28 June 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Jnanapeeth Awards". Ekavi foundation. Ekavi. Archived from the original on 27 April 2006. Retrieved 28 June 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Padma Bhushan Awardees". Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Retrieved 22 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Lydia Davis wins the Man Booker International Prize 2013". Man Brooker Prize. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. Veteran Kannada writer Anantha Murthy passes away

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