Gopalakrishna Adiga – The Poet of Karnataka


Mogeri Gopalakrishna Adiga was one of the famous poets of karnataka. One cannot forget the name of Adiga in the row of poets like Kuvempu, Da Ra Bendre, D.V. Gundappa and others.

Kannada poet Gopalakrishna Adiga



Kannada poet Gopalakrishna Adiga belongs to the age of Modern Kannada Poetry. Other name of Kannada poet Gopalakrishna Adiga is "pioneer of New style" poetry. Kannada poet Gopalakrishna Adiga is one of the prolific poets in Kannada, uncompromising critic and a profound thinker. Through the essays of Kannada poet Gopalakrishna Adiga, translations and poems, influence of Kannada poet Gopalakrishna Adiga on the modern Indian literature has been felt for over five decades. Contribution of Kannada poet Gopalakrishna Adiga to Kannada literature is vast and precious. Kannada poet Gopalakrishna Adiga has been rightly called the doyen of the naveena saahitya chaluvali (the “modernist literary movement”).
Early life

Biography of Kannada poet Gopalakrishna Adiga


Kannada poet Gopalakrishna Adiga was born in an orthodex Brahmin family n the coastal village of Mogeri, Udupi district, in Karnataka State. Schooling of Kannada poet Gopalakrishna Adiga had his primary education in Mogeri and Baindooru.
Kannada poet Gopalakrishna Adiga completed his graduation in BA (Hons) from from Maharaja College, University of Mysore, Mysore.

Career of Kannada poet Gopalakrishna Adiga


Kannada poet Gopalakrishna Adiga started his career as a teacher in the initial stages in Mysore and later worked at Sharada Vilas College in Mysore as lecturer in English from 1948 to 1952, during which time he completed a master’s degree from Nagpur University. Kannada poet Gopalakrishna Adiga also worked in St. Philomena College in Mysore for ten years. Kannada poet Gopalakrishna Adiga later became a principal in Lal Bahadur Shashtri College in Sagara, and later at Poorna Prajna College in Udupi. Kannada poet Gopalakrishna Adiga later worked as the Deputy Director for the National Book Trust of India. As editor of Saakshi magazine he helped bring Kannada literature to the masses.

Family of Kannada poet Gopalakrishna Adiga


Kannada poet Gopalakrishna Adiga started his married life with his wife Lalitha. He had 5 children and 9 grandchildren.

Works of Kannada poet Gopalakrishna Adiga


• Bhavataranga - 1946
• Ananthe - 1954 (novel)
• Bhoomi Geetha - 1959
• Mannina Vasane (book of essays) - 1966
• Vardhamana - 1972
• Idanna Bayasiralilla (poems) - 1975
• Samagra Kavya (collection of poems) - 1976


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