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Prominent Kannada woman writer Kamala Hampana dies at 88.cms

Kamala HampanaOne of the leading women writers in Kannada, she passed away due to a heart attack in Bengaluru on June 21, 2024. She was 88 years old.
Kamala Hampana was not only a writer but also a scholar, teacher, researcher and literary critic. He was born on October 28, 1935, in Devanahalli in rural Bengaluru. He has written and published more than 60 books across various genres in Kannada during his career spanning over six decades.Apart from this, he also wrote two books in English. Talking about his research, he worked on it and produced nine documents.
Considering his illustrious career, he was awarded the prestigious Dana Chintamani Attimabbe Award by the government. He has also been awarded some important awards for his tremendous work in the field of arts and literature, including Sahitya Akademi Award, Rajyotsava Prashasti, Kittur Rani Chennamma Award, Baba Amte Award and Nadoja Award. He was also the president of the 71st Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana held in Moodabidri in 2003.
Reacting to the news of his death, many political leaders paid their respects and expressed their condolences on social media.
Remembering the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Kamala Hampana– SiddaramaiahWrote in X (formerly excitement), “I am deeply saddened by the unexpected demise of the master writer Dr. Kamala Hampana. Dr. Kamala was popular for her research and teaching as well as her literary works. She wished goodness to everyone in her life. I also share the pain of Dr. Hampa Nagarajaiah and her family.”
As per Kamala Hampana’s wishes, her body will be donated to Ramaiah Medical College. She is survived by her husband, writer and scientist Prof Hampa Nagarajaiah, two daughters and a son.
Important works of Kamala Hampana
During her lifetime, Kamala Hampana published 60 books and wrote fiction and poetry. Some of his prominent works include an autobiography, four short story collections, and three radio plays. She also wrote two books in English named ‘Attimabbe and the Chalukyas’ and ‘Jainism and Other Essays’.
Ms. Hampana was also an editor and translator. Among other works, Dr. She translated BR Ambedkar’s ‘The Destruction of Caste’. She identified herself throughout her life and also worked with many women’s and Dalit movements.
He also worked extensively as a researcher, especially in the field of Jaina literature. His main areas of focus were: Antiquity kannada literature and Jainology (the study of Jainism).
We offer our condolences to his family and loved ones.

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