Friday, March 12, 2010

Kuvempu University to honour poet

The Kuvempu University, which will hold its 20th convocation on March 14, will bestow seven persons with honorary doctorates, including poet K S Nissar Ahamed.

1936 born Ahmed writes in Kannada. He was a sanitary inspector and a teacher before joining the Revenue Department in Bangalore.Ahmed’s poems such as Kurigalu saar naavu kurigalu (ಕುರಿಗಳು ಸಾರ್ ಕುರಿಗಳು), Bharatavu namma desha (ಭಾರತವು ನಮ್ಮ ದೇಶ) (translation of Sir Mohammed Iqbal’s Saare jahaan se accha (सारे जहां से अछ्छा)) and Benne kadda namma Krishna (ಬೆಣ್ಣೆ ಕದ್ದ ನಮ್ಮ ಕೃಷ್ಣ) reflect the multifacetedness of the poet (Wikipedia).

Others who will be honoured are S R Rao, former director-general of Archaeological Survey of India, Girish Kasaravalli, film director,  former minister B T Lalitha Nayak, P V Krishna Bhatt educationist, Dr K A Ashok Pai, psychiatrist and V R Gowrishankar, administrator, Sri Sharadamba temple, Sringeri.

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