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Memorial programme on Ram. Shree. Mugali on Saturday

Staff Correspondent

MANGALORE: The Dakshina Kannada District Sahitya Parishat will organise a programme on the works of noted Kannada litterateur Ram. Shree. Mugali here on November 12, according to Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, president of the district unit of the parishat.

Addressing presspersons here on Saturday, Mr. Kalkura said that the late Mugali made a significant contribution to Kannada literature through his works. "Kannada Sahitya Charitre" written by him stands testimony to his talent.

His work bagged the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award in 1956 and has been recognised and welcomed by all sections of writers.

Till date, it remains an important work in Kannada literature. Mugali also wrote poetry, drama and stories. Some of his prominent works include "The heritage of Karnataka," "Kanasina keladi," "Karana purusha," "Agni varna," "Savithri," "Basiga," "Motu mara mathadithu," and "Shikshanada munnade".

Mugali worked as a teacher for over a decade at Bangalore University and at Willington College, Sangli (Maharasthra) for three decades. He was president of the All India Kannada Sahitya Sammelan held in Tumkur in 1963.

Centenary year

The programme "Ram. Shree. Mugali Nurara Namana" will be held to observe the centenary year of the late writer.

Srinivasa Havanur, senior researcher; Mahalinga Bhat, Reader, Department of Kannada, St. Aloysius College; Gananatha Ekkar, Kannada professor; and B.M. Rohini will speak on the works of Mugali.

Harikrishna Punaroor, former president, Kannada Sahitya Parishat, and Srinivasa Havanoor were present on the occasion.

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