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Kannada writer M.M. Kalburgi shot dead

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A 77-year-old former vice chancellor of the Karnataka University was shot down at his habitation in the north Karnataka town of Dharwad on Sunday morning by two persons who thumped on his entryway and claimed to be students.


M Kalaburgi, 77, an educationist and veteran specialist of Kannada writing was shot down at around 8.40 AM on Sunday even as his wife who opened the door for the unidentified attackers dared to the kitchen to get the guests some espresso. An occupant of the Kalyananagar zone in Dharwad city the previous vice chancellor was famous analyst on Vachana Sahitya and antiquated Kannada writing. The commissioner of police for the twin urban areas of Hubli and Dharwad, Ravindra Prasad, said two unidentified persons went to the veteran researcher’s home on a motor cycle and knocked on his door.

“We have taken up an instance of homicide. The thought process in the death is not known yet,” the cop said. A close friend of the previous vice chancellor and an people rom the Kannada artistic world, Shankar Alagatti, said Kalaburgi’s wife opened the way to the family living arrangement. She asked the adolescents who they were and the team said they were studies who had come to meet Kalaburgi, Alagatti said.

“She went to the kitchen and in a matter of seconds a short time later heard uproarious sounds. When she raced to the front room she discovered her husaband had been shot in the head. They brought him to doctor’s facility with the assistance of the neighbors however he kicked the bucket in transit,” the partner said. “A CBI inquiry must be directed into the case to draw out reality. The members and fans of Kalaburgi are demanding this,” Alagatti said.

In 2006, he was honored the National Sahitya Akademi recompense for ‘Marga 4’, an collections of hundred of his exploration articles. He was likewise honored Karnataka State Sahitya Akademi, Nrupatunga Award and the Pampa Award among numerous others for his scholarly greatness and administration to Kannada language.


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