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U. R. Ananthamurthy Biography, Age, Death, Height, Family, Wife, Children, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : December 21, 2022

Short Biography

Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy was born on 21st December 1932. He was a modern-day writer and interpreter in the Kannada language and was regarded as one of the trailblazers of the Navya movement. He was a noted Indian author & Socialist.

Other Name: Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy
Other Professions: Professor Literary Critic Novelist Poet Author Socialist

U. R. Ananthamurthy Complete Bio & Career

Ananthamurthy’s began his career as a professor and adviser in English Department of University of Mysore in 1970.He was then appointed as the Vice-Chancellor in Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam, Kerala in 1987. Ananthamurthy also had a brief stint as the Chairperson of National Book Trust India in 1992. Following year he was elected as the president of Sahitya Academy. Ananthamurthy then served as a freelancer professor in many noted Indian and foreign universities including Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Tufts University, University of Iowa, and Shivaji University. During the fag end of his career, Ananthamurthy served as the second time chairperson of the Film and Television Institute of India.
Ananthamurthy's books have been translated in several languages from Indian and Europe. He was honoured with many important literary prizes. His best works include Bhava, Samskara, Avasthe and Bharathi Pura. He has written n number of short stories as well. Several of his works and short fictions have been made into movies. 
In his personal life Ananthamurthy married Esther and resides with his wife and two children, Anuradha and Sharat in Bangalore.  

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Honours & Awards

Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 1998 Literature and Education

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

U. R. Ananthamurthy died on 22/08/2014 due to Cardiac Arrest in Bangalore (Bengaluru), in the state of Karnataka, India. During death, he wad admit in Manipal Hospital, Banglore.

DEATHDAY 22 August,2014 (Thursday)
DEATH PLACE Bengaluru, Karnataka

U. R. Ananthamurthy Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Udupi Rajagopalacharya
Mother Satyabhama
Siblings None
Wife Esther Ananthamurthy
Son Sharat Ananthamurthy
Daughter Anuradha Ananthamurthy

He was born to Udupi Rajagopalacharya and Satyabhama. He was married to Esther Ananthamurthy till his death in 2014 and together had a son named Sharat Ananthamurthy and a daughter named Anuradha Ananthamurthy.

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U. R. Ananthamurthy Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

U. R. Ananthamurthy was 81 years 8 months & 1 day old age.