Malagati prominent dalit writer in Kannada : CPK

Writers CPK, Dejagow, Aravind Malagati, Dharanidevi Malagati and C Naganna in Mysore on Saturday. Dh Photo

He was speaking at an interaction programme on the works of Aravind Malagathi organised jointly by Kuvempu Vidyavardhaka Trust and Kuvempu Vidya Parishat at Vivekananda PU College in Jayalakshmipuram here.

Continuing C P Krishna Kumar who is popular as CPK said- there is no need to favour Malagati just because he is a dalit. However, what endears him to all is his influential personality where simplicity reign above all. Also known for his honesty, Malagathi still remains the same humble man though he has to his credit over 70 works. “I really wonder, what makes Malagathi remain a man he is, when the fledglings who will be having one or two works to their credit never forget to hog limelight”, said CPK.

Malagati’s feat is a source of inspiration and ‘Gourment brahmana’ a book by Malagathi again is being adapted into a film by the same name. He jocularly said- Malagati couple should have played the lead role in the movie.

Aravind Malagati recalled that another noted litterateur M M Kalburgi was lauding him was ‘adopted son of Mysore’. Dejagow has developed the habit of encouraging others and so came the today’s occasion (about the programme). My wife Dharanidevi Malagati (Dy SP) is writing a book in Bhaminishatpadi. She has already completed 1600 poems and the book will be hitting stands soon.

Former University of Mysore vice chancellor Dejagow said the programme was organised only because Aravind Malagati was a good writer, not because he was a dalit.  He said that literature should spread across all the nook and corners of the State as it will also help fight corruption. All the litterateurs and jnanpit awardees should raise their voice for Kannada language and its status.

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