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Dr. D. Javare Gowda is a renowned Kannada litterateur and winner of the Padma Shri and the Karnataka Ratna awards. He is known as "De Ja Gow" in literary circles. His guru was T.N. Srikantaiah.



He was the Vice Chancellor of Mysore University from 1969 to 1975. Prior to that he was Professor of Literature and Director of the Institute of Kannada Studies in the University.



Kannada as a classical language
He observed a dawn-to-dusk fast [4] seeking classical language status for Kannada. He also threatened to return the Padma Shri if the Centre did not accord classical language status to Kannada by January 1, 2006.

See also


  1. ^ Javare Gowda chosen for Pampa award
  2. ^ Padma awards for 2001
  3. ^ Gorur awars presented to D. Javare Gowda
  4. ^ javare Gowda goes on dawn to dusk fast


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