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Uttangi Chennappa's statue to be unveiled on Friday

By Our Staff Correspondent

BELLARY, JULY 8. The statue of Uttangi Chennappa, renowned Kannada litterateur, will be unveiled at his native village in Uttangi in Hadagali taluk on Friday by the Chief Minister, N. Dharam Singh.

Sri Vishweshwa Tirtha Swamiji of Pejawar Math, Deshikendra Swamiji of Suttur Math, Karnunakar Reddy, MP, MLAs of the district and other elected representatives will participate, according to sources.

Reverend Chennappa's greatest contribution to the field of literature was his relentless effort in collecting and categorising the "Sarvagnana Vachanas" and publishing it.

His works include "Siddarama Sahitya Sangraha," "Jateeyateya Nirmoolanavo Rashtreeya Bhavaikyavo," "Aadayyana Vachanagalu" and "Lingayat Dharma Mathu Christha Dharma".

Reverend Chennappa was born on October 28, 1881 in a family of Lingayats, who converted to Christianity during the days of his grandfather.

His family moved out of Uttangi and settled in Dharwad district.

He served the Basel Mission as a preacher and was also a teacher.

He died in 1962 at the age of 82.

A well-known scholar, he presided over the All-India Kannda Sahitya Sammelan held at Gulbarga in 1949.

He was one of the three scholars from the district to preside over the sammelan and the other two were Vyakarana Tirtha Chandrashekar Shastri and Y. Nagesh Shastri.

His son, James Uttangi, retired as the Principal of Karnatak College, Dharwad.

The Hampi Kannada University has organised a symposium, "Uttangi Chennappa: Ondu Nenapu," which will be inaugurated by the Revenue Minister, M.P. Prakash, at Sarvagna Mantap at Uttangi on Friday.

S.R. Gunjal, retired chief librarian, Karnatak University, will preside.

Cultural programmes including a recital by Banandur Kempaiah and Ravindra Soorgavi, a dance ballet by Omkar Creations, Bangalore, and a drama "Dande" by Samudaya, Bangalore, have been organised.

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