Across the board parties have chosen to field candidates from the world of films and sports hoping to cash in on popularity and fan following. Most notable is Trinamool Congress' candidate list with seven celebrities.
U.R.Anantha Murthy, the doyen of Kannada Literature and one of the pioneers of Navya movement in Kannada language is no more. A steadfast thinker who withstood many an assault, physical, verbal and virtual, gave a new thrust to Kannada literature and cinema, to move towards the 21st Century. A pictorial tribute.