Writer Bola Chittaranjan Das dies
2013’s Rajyotsava Award winner Kannada and Tulu writer Bola Chittaranjan Das Shetty passed away at a hospital here, after he suffered cardiac arrest on Sunday. He was 72.
Shetty was born in Bola of Udupi district, on August 30, 1944. He was the first son of Partimar Guthu Manjayya Shetty and Bola Mathrengi Parari Rukmini Shetty. He was brought up in Mumbai, where he studied till class IX.
Chittaranjan Das Shetty was the president of the 16th Mangalore taluk Kannada Sahitya Sammelan held in 2010. He had written an essay on kambala which is of 300 pages in Kannada, a popular rural sport, in 1983. His other notable works include Ponnu Mannda bombe Tulu Drama, Alidulidavaru a Kannada novel on Bunts and Aliyakattu culture, Kudi a Kannada novel, Neer a Tulu drama , Binnedi about information about Paadana, a traditional Tulu artform.