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D. R. Bendre

1896 - 1981

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Dattātreya Rāmachandra Bēndre (31 January 1896 – 26 October 1981), popularly known as Da Rā Bēndre, is generally considered the greatest Kannada lyric poet of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets in the history of Kannada literature. A pioneering poet of Kannada's Navōdaya movement and a leading figure in the linguistic renaissance of Kannada in the region of North Karnataka (then part of the Bombay Presidency), Bendre forged a new path in Kannada literature and modern Kannada poetry through his original use of desi Kannada, particularly Dharwad Kannada – the form of Kannada spoken in the North Karnataka region of Dharwad. The richness, originality, and euphony of his poetry, his preternatural feel for the Kannada language, and his charismatic personality would result in him being hailed as a Varakavi (lit. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of D. R. Bendre has received more than 738,362 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. D. R. Bendre is the 3,637th most popular writer, the 389th most popular biography from India and the 55th most popular Indian Writer.

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Among writers, D. R. Bendre ranks 3,637 out of 5,794Before him are Antun Gustav Matoš, Anne Bradstreet, Richard Hakluyt, Orhan Kemal, Tariq Ali, and Francis Scott Key. After him are Connie Willis, Millosh Gjergj Nikolla, Blaga Dimitrova, Bahram Beyzai, Innokenty Annensky, and Steen Steensen Blicher.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1896, D. R. Bendre ranks 147Before him are Murray Leinster, Marguerite Laugier, Joseph Schildkraut, Robert Gerhard, Rafael Franco, and Jessie Royce Landis. After him are Árpád Weisz, Gerardo Diego, George Burns, Ivan Merz, Lilia Skala, and Dodie Smith. Among people deceased in 1981, D. R. Bendre ranks 127Before him are Antonio Berni, Julio Libonatti, Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, Robert Montgomery, Allan Dwan, and Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape. After him are Ludwig Goldbrunner, Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, Rudolf Krčil, Hoagy Carmichael, Richard O'Connor, and Terry Fox.

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In India

Among people born in India, D. R. Bendre ranks 389 out of 1,227Before him are Kumar Sanu (1957), Joseph Vaz (1651), Akshay Kumar (1967), Islam Shah Suri (1510), M. F. Husain (1915), and M. S. Subbulakshmi (1916). After him are Nutan (1936), Priyanka Chopra (1982), John Shepherd-Barron (1925), Balaji Baji Rao (1720), Ivan Dias (1936), and Jackie Shroff (1957).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, D. R. Bendre ranks 55Before him are Jaggi Vasudev (1957), K. Shivaram Karanth (1902), Shakuntala Devi (1929), Sumitranandan Pant (1900), Sachchidananda Vatsyayan (1911), and Chittaranjan Das (1869). After him are U. R. Ananthamurthy (1932), Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay (1898), Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (1894), R. K. Narayan (1906), Arundhati Roy (1961), and Kamala Surayya (1934).