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SIRSI: R.V. Bhandari (72), Kannada writer from Uttara Kannada district, died on Saturday. He is survived by wife, daughter Madhavi Bhandari, poetess; and son Vittal Bhandari, writer. Mr. Bhandari had authored 35 works in Kannada.

He was one of founders of the Dalit sahitya movement in the district.

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