Vinayak Krishna Gokak

Professor, Author

1909 – 1992

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Who was Vinayak Krishna Gokak?

Vinayaka Krishna Gokak was a major writer in the Kannada language and a scholar of English and Kannada literatures. He was fifth among eight recipients of the Jnanpith Award for Kannada language for his epic Bharatha Sindhu Rashmi. Bharatha Sindhu Rashmi that deals with the vedic age is perhaps the longest epic written in any language in the 20th Century.

In 1961, Gokak was awarded the Padmashree from the Government of India for Dyava Prithvi.

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Born
Aug 9, 1909
Savanur
Also known as
  • V. K. Gokak
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Lived in
  • Karnataka
Died
Apr 28, 1992
Bangalore

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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