Noted Kannada literary figure Chandrashekhar Patil no more
He was 82 and is survived by wife, a son and a daughter, sources close to his family said.
He was suffering from age-related ailments and was shifted to hospital last night as his health situation deteriorated, they said.
An activist by nature, he was one of the foremost voices of ‘Bandaya’ genre of Kannada literature He has participated in several literary and farmers movement or agitations including Gokak agitation, Bandaya movement, anti-Emergency agitation among others, and was a strong proponent of Kannada language as a medium of instruction in schools.
His popular works include poetries like- Banuli, Madhyabindu, 19 Kavanagalu, also plays like Kodegalu, Appa, Gurtinavaru, among others, including several essays. He also wrote in English like- ''At the other end'', which is an anthology of his poems.
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