Kannada litterateur Vasant Kushtagi dies at 85

They said Kushtagi (85) was admitted to the Gulbarga Heart Foundation and Research Centre after developing low blood pressure.

Kalaburagi, Jun 4 (PTI) Eminent Kannada litterateur Professor Vasant Kushtagi died due to cardiac arrest at a private hospital here on Friday, family sources said.

They said Kushtagi (85) was admitted to the Gulbarga Heart Foundation and Research Centre after developing low blood pressure.

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He had penned more than 60 books.

A multi-faceted personality, he was a teacher, author, journalist and an activist.

Mourning Kushtagi’s death, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said the state lost a renowned litterateur.

He also remembered his contribution in the freedom struggle of Hyderabad-Karnataka region.

Yediyurappa said Kushtagi was a good teacher who tutored many students

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