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WRITER

Kuvempu

1904 - 1994

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Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa (29 December 1904 – 11 November 1994), popularly known by his pen name Kuvempu (listen), was an Indian poet, playwright, novelist and critic. He is widely regarded as the greatest Kannada poet of the 20th century. He was the first Kannada writer to receive the Jnanpith Award.Kuvempu studied at Mysuru University in the 1920s, taught there for nearly three decades and served as its vice-chancellor from 1956 to 1960. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kuvempu has received more than 1,935,795 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Kuvempu is the 1,474th most popular writer (up from 2,530th in 2019), the 170th most popular biography from India (up from 265th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Indian Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Kuvempu ranks 1,474 out of 5,755Before him are Fritz Gerlich, Jean Chapelain, Joseph Mohr, Peter Altenberg, Ba Jin, and Wilhelm Weitling. After him are Chico Xavier, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Chiara Lubich, William Heinesen, Khaled al-Asaad, and Kâtip Çelebi.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1904, Kuvempu ranks 73Before him are Isamu Noguchi, Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta, Minoru Genda, Henri Cartan, Yves Congar, and Ba Jin. After him are Rudolf Arnheim, Hans Hartung, Greer Garson, Walther Hewel, Viktor Brack, and Sergey Biryuzov. Among people deceased in 1994, Kuvempu ranks 72Before him are Robert Bloch, Max Bill, James Clavell, Cab Calloway, Lionel Stander, and Clement Greenberg. After him are Jacques Ellul, Nikolai Ogarkov, Howard Martin Temin, Yevgeny Leonov, Johannes Steinhoff, and Jean Borotra.

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In India

Among people born in India, Kuvempu ranks 170 out of 1,493Before him are Sai Baba of Shirdi (1835), Krishnadevaraya (1471), Birsa Munda (1875), Vikramaditya (-102), Siraj ud-Daulah (1733), and Morarji Desai (1896). After him are Shah Waliullah Dehlawi (1703), Ram Narayan (1927), Sivananda Saraswati (1887), Chandrakirti (600), Pushyamitra Shunga (-300), and Tarabai (1675).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Kuvempu ranks 31Before him are Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak (1551), Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820), B. K. S. Iyengar (1918), Mahadevi Varma (1907), Subramania Bharati (1882), and Anna Leonowens (1831). After him are Andal (800), Deepak Chopra (1946), Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay (1876), Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (1942), Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907), and Surdas (1478).