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Noted Kannada poet K.S. Nisar Ahmed, 84, also popular as “Nityotsava Kavi”, passed away at his residence on 3rd May 2020.
Nisar Ahmed’s Works
- A geology professor by profession, he was a prolific poet and writer who dabbled in various literary forms – criticism, children’s literature, translations of several Shakespeare plays into Kannada.
- Though his style was influenced by Navya movement, he also broke away from it in later years.
- His poems were the first to be set to tune by Mysuru Anantaswamy and released as an audio cassette “Nityotsava” in 1970s which became so popular it birthed an audio cassette industry of light music- earning him the title “Nityotsava Kavi”.
- He has been awarded the highest literary award of the State Pampa Award (2017), Rajyotsava award (1981) and Padma Sri (2008).