G. S. Shivarudrappa
Born(1926-02-07)7 February 1926
Issuru, Shikaripura, Kingdom of Mysore, British India
Died23 December 2013(2013-12-23) (aged 87)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
OccupationWriter, professor
NationalityIndian
Period1950-2007
GenrePoetry, criticism
Literary movementNavya, Navodaya and Pragathisheela

Guggari Shanthaveerappa Shivarudrappa (7 February 1926 – 23 December 2013), or colloquially GSS, was an Indian Kannada poet, writer, and researcher who was awarded the title of Rashtrakavi (national poet) by the Government of Karnataka in 2006.

Early life

Shivarudrappa was born on 7 February 1926 in Issur Village, Shikaripura Taluk, in Shivamogga district of Karnataka.[citation needed] He died on 23 December 2013 in Bangalore. His father was a school teacher. He did his primary and secondary schooling in Shikaripura.[citation needed]

Education

Shivarudrappa gained his BA in 1949 and MA in 1953 from University of Mysore, having secured gold medals on three occasions. He was a student and follower of Kuvempu and was heavily inspired by Kuvempu's literary works and life.[citation needed]

In 1965, G.S. Shivarudrappa secured a doctorate for his thesis "Soundarya Sameekshe" (Kannada : ಸೌಂದರ್ಯ ಸಮೀಕ್ಷೆ), written under the guidance of Kuvempu, a pioneering work in the field of literary aesthetics.[1]

Professional life

G. S. Shivarudrappa (third from left on the chair) with T. V. Venkatachala Sastry (second from left – on the chair) while at the University of Mysore

Shivarudrappa started his career in 1949 as a lecturer in Kannada language at the Mysore University. In 1963, he joined Hyderabad's Osmania University as a reader, eventually becoming the head of the Kannada department. He remained at Osmania University until 1966.[citation needed]

In 1966, Shivarudrappa joined the Bangalore University as a professor. He was later elected as the director of the university and he continued to contribute to the university's Kannada Study Center (Kannada : ಕನ್ನಡ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಕೇಂದ್ರ).[citation needed]

In cities like Davanagere, Shivamogga, and Mysore, he lectured in Kannada. In 1966, he moved his headquarters to Bangalore University, where he served as Director until his retirement from the government in 1986. From 1987 to 1990, he served as the Karnataka Sahitya Academy's president.[2]

Later life and death

Shivarudrappa has worked as a Kannada professor at the Maharaja's College, Mysore[3] and later at the Postgraduate Kannada Department of Bangalore University. He died on 23 December 2013 at his Banashankari, Bangalore residence.[4][5] The State Government declared a two-day mourning in his honour.[citation needed]

Rashtrakavi

Shivarudrappa was honoured with the title of Rashtrakavi (Sanskrit for "Poet of the Nation") by the Government of Karnataka during the Suvarna Karnataka (Golden Jubilee celebrations of Karnataka) occasion on 1 November, the Kannada Rajyotsava day, 2006.[6] He was the third Kannada poet to be honoured with this title, after Govinda Pai and Kuvempu.[citation needed]

Literary works

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Collection of poems

Criticism

Travelogues

Biography

Autobiography

Works on G. S. Shivarudrappa

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Awards and honours

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 October 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2013.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Shivarudrappa G". Archived from the original on 29 November 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Down memory lane". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 16 March 2007. Archived from the original on 28 November 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  4. ^ Khajane, Muralidhar (23 December 2013). "Rashtrakavi G.S. Shivarudrappa no more". The Hindu. Chennai, India.
  5. ^ "ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಕವಿ ಜಿಎಸ್ ಶಿವರುದ್ರಪ್ಪ ವಿಧಿವಶ | Kannada poet, writer and researcher GS Shivarudrappa passes-away - Kannada Oneindia". Kannada.oneindia.in. 23 December 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2022.
  6. ^ a b Prestigious Rashtra Kavi title for Shivarudrappa[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Rajmangal Publishers | Kannada to Hindi Translation Book Publishers India". Rajmangal Publishers. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  8. ^ "Samagra Kannada Sahitya Charitre" Book Info from Kamat's Potpourri
  9. ^ "Kannada qualifies for classical status". Deccan Herald. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 13 July 2007.