Baraguru Ramachandrappa

Intro Kannada writer
Is Film director Poet Screenwriter
From India
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio Literature
Gender male
Birth 18 October 1946, Tumkur, India
Star sign Libra

Baraguru Ramachandrappa (Kannada: ಬರಗೂರು ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರಪ್ಪ; born 18 October 1947) is an Indian writer in the Kannada language from Karnataka. He is a film director, screenplay writer (in the Kannada film industry) and a well known name in Indian documentary films. In 2008, he was given an honorary doctorate by the Kuvempu University and Rani Chennamma University Belagaavi, Karnataka. Ramachandrappa was given the Pampa Award in 2011 by the Government of Karnataka for his contribution to Kannada literature. His directorial debut film, Ondu Oorina Kathe (1978), fetched him the State award for best story writer for the year 1978–79. Since then, he has been the recipient of several awards, both national and international. His novel Suntaragali won the Karnataka Sahitya Academy award.

Biography

Ramachandrappa was born to Kenchamma and Rangadasappa in Baraguru village in the Tumkur district, Karnataka state. After completing his studies, he worked as a professor in the Kannada department of Bangalore University. He was the president of the Kannada Sahitya Academy for two years. He has made notable contributions as the Chairman of Kannada Development Authority as well as a member of various educational institutions, Doordarshan, literary and film based organizations. His contribution to Kannada literature includes novels, collection of poetry, short stories, drama, edition of other works and research and criticism for which he was awarded by the Karnataka Sahitya Academy. Class based society and its challenges is a theme that is well expressed in his creative works.

Literary works

Research and criticism Saahithya Matthu Raajakaarana Samskruthi Mattu Srujanasheelathe Bandaaya sahithya meemanse Samskruthi – Upa samskruthi Vartamaana Rajakeeya chinthane Samskruthi: Shrama mattu srujanasheelathe Parampareyondige Pisumathu Kannada Sahityavemba Swatantrya Horata Shabdavillada Yuddha Cinema Ondu Janapada Kale Maryaadastha Manushyaraagona Novels Sootra Ukkina kote Ondu oorina kathe Benki Surya Sangappana saahasagalu Seelu nela Bharatha nagari Gaagina mane Swapna mantapa Shabari Collections of poems Kanasina kannik Marakutika Nettaralli nenda hoovu Gulaama geethe Maguvina haadu Kaantesadalli kavya (anthology) Short stories Suntaragaali Kappu nelada kempu kaalu Ondu oorina kathegalu (anthology) Drama Kappu halage Kote

Awards

Karnataka State Film Awards 1978–79: Best Story Writer – Ondu Oorina Kathe 1978–79: Best Dialogue Writer – Ondu Oorina Kathe 1983-84: Second Best Film – Benki' 1983–84: Best Story Writer – Benki 1986–87: Second Best Film – Surya 1988–89: Jury Special Award (Lyrics) – Kote 1996–97: Best Film of Social Concern – Karadipura 1996–97: Best Dialogue Writer – Janumada Jodi 1999–00: Best Story Writer – Hagalu Vesha 1999–00: Best Lyricist – Hagalu Vesha 2002–03: Second Best Film – Kshaama 2003–04: Second Best Film – Shanthi 2005–06: Best Film of Social Concern – Thayi 2005–06: Best Lyricist – Thayi 2007–08: Best Children's Film – Ekalavya 2008–09: Best Story Writer – Ugragami 2009–10: Best Film of Social Concern – Shabari 2011: Best Lyricist – Bhagirathi 2012: Best Story Writer – Angulimala 2014: Puttanna Kanagal Award

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