Kalaburagi: Vasanth Kushtagi, 85, a veteran of Kannada literature, passed away due to heart attack on Friday June 4.
Kushtagi has in his name 8 compilations of poem and edited 32 books apart from authoring over 30 prose compilations. He was a Master of Arts in Kannada, which he earned from Osmania University, Hyderabad.
His poem published in the first chapter of the new Kannada textbook printed after the syllabus revision in 1995. He was the president of first Dasa Sahitya Sammelana held in Bidar in 2013 as he was a doyen of Dasa literature himself.
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