Literary passion ovecomes physical limitations

Literary passion ovecomes physical limitations

Alva’s Nudisiri-2015 is a memorable event for Niranjan Kadlaru, a postgraduate student of Alva’s College, as his first collection stories ‘Kattalu Belaku’ (Darkness and light), was released by veteran scholar and Nudisiri President Dr T V Venkatachala Shastry at the inaugural ceremony of the annual literary and cultural carnival.

Writer Dr Veena Shantheshwara, Ham Pa Nagarajaiah, Alva’s Education Foundation Chairman Dr M Mohan Alva and others were present on the occasion.

Niranjan, who hails from Sullia, is a special student. He is 80 per cent blind; everything appears blurred to him.

He said he has passion for poetry and story telling from high school days. He has also brought out a collection of poems ‘Hosa Balliya Modala Hoovu’ (First flower of a new creeper).

He has taken part in State-level poets’ symposium organised in Mysuru a couple of years ago. He has also participated in Sullia taluk literary conference. A song, he wrote for Karnataka Rajyotsava was sung, recorded and broadcast by All India Radio in 2012.

He has also penned lyrics for one of the tracks in a devotional audio CD on deity Puttur Mahalingeshwara. His articles on various topics have been published in Kannada dailies and magazines.

Niranjan told Deccan Herald that the literary and cultural events organised as part of the Nudisiri convention have fascinated him as he is deeply interested in these subjects. He said he completed his education at Sullia and got admission to Alva’s College through Mangalore University quota.

At present, he is studying in the first semester of Masters of Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) course. Niranjan said the institution’s chairman Dr Alva, his lecturers and friends have been helping him in studies.

He said his batchmates and hostelmates help him out by reading out lessons and record the lessons in the classroom. He said he plays the recorded lectures and listen to them for revision. He has been taking the help of others to write examinations from second PUC.

Speaking about the new book, Niranjan said he loves tragedies and most of his stories have a tragic end. He said he weaves his stories around social issues, such as women’s problems, problems of elders and dowry system.

Niranjan said he is planning to write Kannada plays. He added that he also does mimicry.

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