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Renowned poet Nisar Ahmed passes away

Date: 05 May 2020 Tags: Obituaries
  • Noted Kannada poet K.S. Nisar Ahmed, 84, also popular as "Nityotsava Kavi", passed away in Bengaluru. He was suffering from age-related ailments.
  • A geology professor by profession, he was a prolific poet and writer who dabbled in various literary forms - criticism, children's literature, translations of several Shakespeare plays into Kannada.
  • He has been awarded the highest literary award of the State Pampa Award (2017), Rajyotsava award (1981) and Padma Sri (2008). He chaired the annual Sahitya Sammelana held in Shivamogga in 2007 and inaugurated Dasara in 2017.