Dodda Range Gowda to be felicitated

Noted Kannada poet and lyricist Dodda Range Gowda will be felicitated on Friday at Nayana auditorium of Kannada Bhavan.

Desi Dani — a commemorative volume on the contribution of Dr. Gowda, who is also an MLC, will be released on the occasion.

Noted writers including, G.S. Shivarudrappa, Channaveera Kanavi, Pradhan Gurudutt, K.V. Narayan, P.S. Ramanujam have written on the contribution of Prof. Gowda in this 400-page volume.

Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda will felicitate Dr. Gowda on the occasion and release the commemorative volume and Geeta Garudi — a compact disc of popular songs by the poet on the occasion. Sahitya Siri — another volume by the young writers on the contribution of Dr. Gowda to education and literature will also be released.

Tera Yeri Ambaradaage and Notadaage Nageya Meeti of Parasangada Gendethimma , Nammoora Mandara Hoove of Alemane , Sri Rama Bandavne of Paduvaralli Pandavaru are still fresh in the memory of people because of their lyrical quality.

Dr. Gowda told The Hindu that though he was reluctant to accept the felicitation, he had to bow to pressure from admirers, litterateurs, music composers, film directors, actors and students.

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