Kannada writer Sumatheendra Nadig no more

Kannada writer Sumatheendra Nadig no more

Kannada writer and poet Sumatheendra Nadig, one of the proponents of the Navya literature movement, died in Bengaluru on Tuesday. He was 86.

Nadig was ailing and was admitted to a hospital three days ago.

His body will be kept for public viewing at his Puttenahalli home, his family members said.

Nadig was born in Chikkamagalur to Raghavendra and Subbamma. He was a teacher by training, but was passionate about poetry, novels and critique.

He taught for a while in Goa. He was the editor at Bappco Publishing and a reader of English at Bangalore University. He received an honorary doctorate for his work on poems by Jnanapith awardee Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre.

Nadig also served as chairperson of the National Book Trust.

Nadig’s noted works include: Nimma Prema Kumariya Jathaka, Kappu Devategalu (collection of poems), Bokkataleya Nartaki (play), Sahasa (children’s novel), Kaarkotaka (novel) and his reviews of Gopalkrishna Adiga’s poems.

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