Bengaluru. Feb 16. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has expressed his profound grief at the demise of renowned litterateur, Nadoja Chennaveera Kanavi.
Kanavi was one of the most creative writers of Kannada literary world. He and his family were very close to me for the past four decades. He is a personification of humility who used to win the hearts through his softs spoken and gentle nature. I have never seen him losing his cool. He has been honoured with many prestigious awards including the Nadoja award. He raised the stature of the awards, such was his credibility, Bommai said in his condolence message.
The Kannada literary world has suffered a huge loss in his death. It is unfortunate that we are losing so many literary greats like Champa, Siddalingaiah and now Kanavi. New writers should get inspiration from these great litterateurs and rise to attain top glory. Karnataka literature has the distinction of winning 8 Jnanpith awards. The literary world should continue its rich contributions and win many more Jnanpith awards, Bommai said.
The State government is ready to provide all assistance for the literary world. That would be the best way of paying its respects to Kanavi. “May the almighty give the strength to his family members to brear this grief,” Bommai said.