Noted Kannada poet NS Lakshminarayana Bhatta passes way in Bengaluru
Noted Kannada poet NS Lakshminarayana Bhatta (84) died on early Saturday morning. He was suffering from age related problems. Born in 1936 in Shivamogga district, he was a prolific writer, publishing several collections of poems besides critical works and translations. He taught Kannada literature in Bengaluru university until he retired.
He is survived by his wife and two children.
His Bhavageethes were set to tune and popularized in the 80’s. Some of his popular songs are Thaye ninna madilalli, Marege ninthu Kayuthiruva karulu yaavudu, Bare nanna Deepika.