Noted Kannada poet N S Lakshminarayana Bhatta no morePTI | Bengaluru | Updated: 06-03-2021 11:20 IST | Created: 06-03-2021 11:20 IST
He was 84 and was suffering with age related ailments, family sources said.
Bhatta has been household name through his bhavageetes (lyrical poems), and is known for his contribution of modern Kannada poetry, critical works and translations.
He served as Professor at Bengaluru university, and is revered for popularizing the works of saint-poet Shishunala Sharif.
Bhatta is survived by wife and two children, sources said adding that his last rites will be performed later in the day.
JD(S) leader and former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy condoling Bhatta's death, remembered his works on songs or poetry for children.
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