K. Shivaram Karanth

Environmentalist, Author

1902 – 1997

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Who was K. Shivaram Karanth?

Kota Shivaram Karanth was a Kannada writer, social activist, environmentalist, Yakshagana artist, film maker and thinker. He was described as the "Rabindranath Tagore of Modern India who has been one of the finest novelists-activists since independence" by Ramachandra Guha. He was the third person among eight recipients of Jnanpith Award for Kannada the highest literary honour conferred by the Govt. of India.

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Born
Oct 10, 1902
Udupi district
Also known as
  • Shivaramakaranth
  • Kota Shivaram Karanth
Children
Religion
  • Hinduism
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Lived in
  • Karnataka
Died
Dec 9, 1997
Manipal

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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