Noted poet Channaveera Kanavi released a collection of poems by late Betgeri Krishna Sharma to mark the inauguration of the Betgeri Krishna Sharma Smarak Trust here recently.

Mr. Kanavi said Krishna Sharma was one of the writers who laid a strong foundation for modern Kannada literature. His literary works were of high quality and his contribution in the field of journalism was commendable.

He said establishment of the trust was a befitting tribute to the poet.