Google bow down to Rashtrakavi Kuvempu. Google on Friday dedicated its doodle to the renowned Kannada writer and Jnanpita awardee Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa also known as Kuvempu to mark his 113th birthday. Read this for more information on this.
Google bow down to Rashtrakavi Kuvempu:
It’s too rare that Google writes it’s a doddle in other language alphabets other than English. Today (29 December) Google showed it’s doodle in the Kannada language to pay respect for Rashtra Kavi Kumepu.
The doodle features Kuvempu’s poem Poovu (Flower), “rhapsodizing on the beauty of the poet’s natural surroundings”, Google said in a blog. “To celebrate Kuvempu’s life and work, today’s Doodle by illustrator Upamanyu Bhattacharyya shows Kuvempu surrounded by nature in his beloved home,” it added.
Kuvempu completed his studies at Mysore University in Mysuru and served as a professor for three decades there. Later he became the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mysore. He upheld for Kannada medium for learning throughout his life.
Kuvempu was the first Kannada writer to receive the Jnanpith Award, in 1968. The Government of Karnataka honoured him with the tags ‘Rashtrakavi’ (National Poet) in 1952 and ‘Karnataka Ratna’ (Gem of Karnataka) in 1992. He passed away in Mysuru on November 11, 1994.