P.Lankesh is one
of the famous writers of the modern school of literature.
Konagahalli in Shimoga district
as the fifth
child to his parents. He known for a style peculier to him in the
modern Kannada literature . He received Primary education at
Konagahalli and Harnahalli, Secondary education at D.V.S. High
school & Intermidiate at the then Intermidiate college [Sahyadri
College ] Shimoga. Received his Honors degree from the Central
College Bangalore. He studied M.A at the Maharaja College Mysore
University and entered
teaching career at Sahyadri College Shimoga
joined Bangalore University in 1962.
CONTRIBUTIONS, AWARDS & HONOURS
literary work, a collection of short stories
Neeranu Kerege Chelli"
was published in 1963.
to his credit, several shortstories,novels and poetry of his own
and translations from the west.
P. Lankesh was
renouned film director
and has to his credit some of the award winner films like "Pallavi",
"Anuroopa","Ellindalo Bandavaru" and "Khandavide ko Mamsavide ko".
etc. He was adjudged to be the
for his "Pallvai"
conferred the best feature film award in 1976.
he started a
namely LANKESH PATRIKE
which could win over the confidence of the people of the land. For
the first time, in the history of the Kannada journalism this
weekly brought a new dimension to it. As a stubborn journalist he
even succeeded in changing the then Government. P.Lankesh a
staunch socialst in faith breathed his last in January 2000. His
eldest daugter Miss.Gowri Lankesh has become the successor editor
of the weekly. His second daughter Miss. Kavita Lankesh has been a
genious and following the footstep of her father as a film
director and has bagged a natioal award for the film of her
direction "Deveeri" which is based on the novel "Akka" by Lankesh.