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D. V. Gundappa

(17 March 1887 - 7 October 1975 / Mulabagilu TaluK, Karnataka / India)

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Devanahalli Venkataramanaiah Gundappa (Padmabhushan Dr. D V Gundappa) (Kannada: ದೇವನಹಳ್ಳಿ ವೆಂಕಟರಮಣಯ್ಯ ಗುಂಡಪ್ಪ, ಡಿ.ವಿ.ಗುಂಡಪ್ಪ), popularly known as DVG, was a prominent Kannada writer and a philosopher. He is renowned for Manku Thimmana Kagga, a collection of verses.

Early Life

DVG was born in the year 1887 in Mulbagal/Mulabagilu taluk of Kolar district in the Indian state of Karnataka. DVG completed his primary school education in Kannada in the year 1898. He also attained basic education in English apart from learning Sanskrit on own interest. Later he continued his education in Mysore from the Maharaja high school. Even though DVG did not pass matriculation exam... more »

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