KARNATAKA

Desh Kulkarni dead

BANGALORE: The retired superintendent with the Accountant General’s Office ( Bangalore) D.L. Upendranath, who was known as Desh Kulkarni in the Kannada literary and cultural circles, died here on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. He was 71 and is survived by his son and daughter-in-law. Kulkarnai was an acclaimed academic literary critic, poet and short story writer belonging to the Navya tradition. He has published six anthologies of poems, including Pampa Yaatre and Padya Gandha. — Special Correspondent

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