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8 Modern kannada poets, scholars and writers

Here is list of Kannada poets who made there names known through out Karnataka. They all have received the Jnanpith Award, which is an Indian literary award presented annually by the Bharatiya Jnanpith to an author for their "outstanding contribution towards literature".

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Kuvempu

Kuvempu

Name: Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa
Born: 29 December 1904
Died: 11 September 1994
Occupation: Poet, Playwright, Novelist, Critic, Thinker, Professor, Vice Chancellor
Notable awards: Padma Vibhushan (1988),
Padma Bhushan (1958),
Jnanpith Award (1967),
Karnataka Ratna (1992),
Pampa Prashasti

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Ambikatanayadatta

Ambikatanayadatta

Name: Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre (D.R.Bendre)
Born: 13 January 1896
Died:26 October 1981
Occupation:Teacher, poet
Notable awards: Jnanpith Award – 1974 (For the collection of poems Naaku Tanti)
Padma Shri – 1968
Sahitya Academy award – 1958
Kelkar prize – 1965

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K. Shivaram Karanth

K. Shivaram Karanth

Name: K. Shivaram Karanth
Born: 10 October 1902
Died: 9 December 1997
Occupation:Novelist, playwright, poet, naturalist, environmentalist, film director, journalist, Yakshagana researcher and artist, educationist.
Notable Awards: Jnanpith Award – 1978
Padma Bhushan
Pampa Award
Sahitya Academy award – 1959
Dadabhai Nauroji Award (1990)

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Srinivasa, Maasti

Srinivasa, Maasti

Name: Masti Venkatesha Iyengar
Born: 6 June 1891
Died: 6 June 1986
Occupation: District Commissioner, professor, writer.
Notable awards: Jnanapeeth Awards

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V.K.Gokak

V.K.Gokak

Name: Vinayaka Krishna Gokak
Born: 9 August 1909
Died: 28 April 1992
Occupation: Professor, writer
Notable awards: Central Sahitya Akademi award in 1961
Jnanpith award in 1990

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U. R. Ananthamurthy

U. R. Ananthamurthy

Name: U. R. Ananthamurthy
Born: 21 December 1932
Died: 22 August 2014
Occupation: Professor, writer
Notable awards: Rajyothsava Award in 1984
Jnanpith Award in 1994
Padma Bhushan[ in 1998
Nadoja Award in 2008

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Girish Karnad

Girish Karnad

Name: Girish Karnad
Born: 19 May 1938
Occupation: Playwright, film director, film actor
Notable awards: Sangeet Natak Akademi award and Varthur navya Award in 1972
Padma Shri in 1974
Padma Bhushan in 1992
Kannada Sahitya Parishat Award in 1992
Sahitya Academy award in 1994
Jnanpith Award in 1998
Kalidas Samman in 1998
Rajyotsava Award

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Chandrashekhara Kambara

Chandrashekhara Kambara

Name: Chandrashekhara Kambara
Born: 2 January 1937
Occupation: Poet, Playwright, Professor
Notable awards: Jnanpith Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
Padma Shri
Pampa Award