Kannada writer M.M. Kalburgi shot dead


Two unidentified persons arrived in a motorcycle at his residence in Dharwad and shot him.

Senior Kannada writer and former vice-chancellor of Kannada University M. M. Kalburgi was shot dead in Dharwad on Sunday morning.

According to sources, two unidentified persons came in a motorcycle to his residence in Kalyan Nagar. While one person stood outside, the other went to Kalburgi’s house, knocked on the door and shot him when he opened the door.

He was rushed to a private hospital and then taken to the District Civil Hospital, where he was declared dead.

Mr. Kalburgi was born in Bijapur’s Yaragal village in 1938. He was a professor at the Department of Kannada in Karnatak University, a noted Kannada epigraphist and a renowned scholar of the Vachana literature. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, Karnataka State Sahitya Akademi, Nrupatunga Award and the Pampa Award among others.

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