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Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : December 29, 2017

Short Biography

Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa was born on 29-12-1904 in Kuppali, Shimoga in the state of Karnataka, India. He was an Indian Novelist, Writer, Poet, Playwright, Critic, Biographer, Essayist, Socialist, Translator & Autobiographer.

Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa Complete Bio & Career

Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa aka Kuvempu graduated from the Maharaja College of Mysore, having majored in Kannada. He would begin his academic career there as a lecturer, and after a stint at a Bengaluru university, return to Maharaja College as a professor in 1946. He became principal of the college less than a decade later, and when he retired in 1960, it was as the vice-chancellor of Mysore University.
Throughout his time in academia, Kuvempu also wrote prolifically. He published 25 collections of poetry, two novels, in addition to biographies, literary criticism, story collections, essays and about 10 plays. His epics Sri Ramayana Darshanam (in two volumes) and Chitrangada and his autobiography (Nenapina Doniyali; published in 1980) remain among his noted works. Kuvempu won the Jnanpith Award for Sri Ramayana Darshanam, the first Kannada writer to receive the honour. He was also only the second Kannada poet to be named 'rashtrakavi' in 1958. Apart from these, he was conferred several other honours, including the Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Karnataka Ratna. Kuvempu passed away in 1994, aged 89.
Kuvempu wrote his first-ever poetry collection in English; most of his other works that followed were written in Kannada. He remained a lifelong advocate for the language, especially as a medium of instruction in state educational institutions. He was also a staunch champion of gender equality, anti-casteism and anti-superstition. Arguably the greatest of them all and that’s the reason why google honoured with a doodle on his 113th birth anniversary.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 1958 Literature and Education
Padma Vibhushan Civilian Award 1988 Literature and Education

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa died on 11-11-1994 in Mysore in the state of Karnataka, India. He died at the age of 89.

DEATHDAY 11 November,1994 (Friday)
DEATH PLACE Mysore, Karnataka

Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Venkatappa Gowda and Seethamma. He was married to He married Hemavathi from 1937 until his death in 1994. The couple together has two sons named  K P Poornachandra Tejaswi, Kokilodaya Chaitra, and two daughters, Indukala and Tharini.

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Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Kuppalli Village
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mysore, Karnataka, India
School Anglo-Vernacular school, Tirthahalli and Wesleyan High School, Mysore
College Maharaja College, Mysore
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Reading & Writing
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa

  • Kuvempu studied at Mysuru University in the 1920s, taught there for nearly three decades and served as its vice-chancellor from 1956 to 1960.
  • He penned the Karnataka State Anthem Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate.
  • He began his academic career as a lecturer of Kannada language at the Maharaja's College in Mysore in 1929.
  • He spearheaded the movement to make Kannada the medium for education, emphasizing the theme "Education in the Mother tongue".

Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa was 89 years 10 months & 13 days old age.