U. R. Ananthamurthy

1932 - 2014

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Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy (21 December 1932 – 22 August 2014) was an Indian contemporary writer and critic in the Kannada language. He was born in Thirtahalli Taluk and is considered as one of the pioneers of the Navya movement. In 1994, he became the sixth Kannada writer to be honored with the Jnanpith Award, the highest literary honour conferred in India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of U. R. Ananthamurthy has received more than 375,635 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. U. R. Ananthamurthy is the 3,761st most popular writer (down from 2,682nd in 2019), the 402nd most popular biography from India and the 56th most popular Indian Writer.

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Among writers, U. R. Ananthamurthy ranks 3,761 out of 5,794. Before him are Norman Spinrad, Apollon Maykov, Musa Anter, Roger Vailland, Dodie Smith, and Andrey Kurkov. After him are Tad Williams, Graham Swift, Mikhail Isakovsky, Hitoshi Igarashi, Martin Amis, and Kim Hyon-hui.

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Among people born in 1932, U. R. Ananthamurthy ranks 248Before him are Atef Ebeid, Paul Bley, Mongo Beti, Arnold Wesker, Sven Lindqvist, and Anand Panyarachun. After him are Lola Beltrán, László Sárosi, Banharn Silpa-archa, Antonio Roma, Chavalit Yongchaiyudh, and Casey Kasem. Among people deceased in 2014, U. R. Ananthamurthy ranks 213Before him are Maria Lassnig, Gustavo Cerati, Said Akl, Harun Farocki, Wubbo Ockels, and Tom Finney. After him are Joel Camargo, Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, François Cavanna, Christophe de Margerie, Sulejman Tihić, and Dezső Novák.

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In India

Among people born in India, U. R. Ananthamurthy ranks 402 out of 1,227. Before him are Arjun Appadurai (1949), Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy (1892), Aruna Asaf Ali (1909), Hrithik Roshan (1974), Pingali Venkayya (1876), and Vijay (1974). After him are Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts (1832), Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay (1898), Richard O'Connor (1889), Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (1894), Mala Sinha (1936), and Robert Swinhoe (1836).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, U. R. Ananthamurthy ranks 56Before him are K. Shivaram Karanth (1902), Shakuntala Devi (1929), Sumitranandan Pant (1900), Sachchidananda Vatsyayan (1911), Chittaranjan Das (1869), and D. R. Bendre (1896). After him are Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay (1898), Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (1894), R. K. Narayan (1906), Arundhati Roy (1961), Kamala Surayya (1934), and Ashapurna Devi (1909).