Veteran Kannada writer Ko Channabasappa passed away here on Saturday. He was 96.
Born in Alur of Kudligi taluk, Ballari district, Channabasappa - or KoChe as he was known in the literary circles - was trained as a lawyer. He was also a freedom fighter who participated in the Quit India movement. KoChe was a recipient of the Rajyotsava and Nadoja awards. He was ailing with age-related health issues, according to reports.
KoChe is best known for his works that include Sri Ramayana Darshanam Mahakavya Samikshe, Khajane, Raktaparna, Hindurugi Baralilla, Nyayalayada Satyakathe, Hrudaya Naivedya, and Belakinadege.
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, former chief minister Siddaramaiah and BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa expressed condolences.