Veteran Kannada writer Ko Channabasappa no more

Veteran Kannada writer Ko Channabasappa no more

KoChe is best known for his works that include Sri Ramayana Darshanam Mahakavya Samikshe, Khajane, Raktaparna, Hindurugi Baralilla, Nyayalayada Satyakathe, Hrudaya Naivedya and Belakinadege.

Veteran Kannada writer Ko Channabasappa passed away on Saturday. He was 96.

Born in Alur in the Kudligi taluk of Ballari district, Channabasappa - or KoChe as he was known in the literary world - 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 HD Kumaraswamy, former chief minister Siddaramaiah and BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa have expressed condolences.