Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sample Write-ups

In one of the earlier blogs I had made a mention of developing sample write-ups on people after whom places have been named. So now, I have come up with two such samples.

1. DVG Road

DVG- Road is named after the renowned Kannada writer and philosopher Devanahalli Venkataramanaiah Gundappa. He was born on the 17th of March 1887 in the town of Mulbagal. One of his most notable works include Manku Thimmana Kagga. He was also a journalist during his early years and is credited to have founded Kannada newspapers such as “Bharat” and “Karnataka”. He also was a pioneer in Kannada Biography writing. Some of his other notable works include Srimad Bhagavad Geetha Tatparya which won him the Sahitya Akademi Award, Vasanta Kusumanjali, Nivedana etc. Some of the awards which he has received are the Padmabhushan in the year 1974, he was also specially honoured by the chief minister of Karnataka in 1970, and a commemorative stamp was issued by the Indian Post of him in the year 1988. On 7th October 1975 he left us all, and an ocean of literature behind forever.

2. KH- Road

KH- Road is named after the second Chief Minister of Karnataka Kengal Hanumantaiah. He was chief minister from 1952 to 1956. He is best remembered for his huge vision and contribution towards the construction of the Vidhan Soudha. He was born in Lakkappanahalli on the 14th of February 1908. After resigning as Chief Minister shortly before the Unification of Karnataka (in which he played a major role) in 1956, he moved on to national politics. He was successively elected as a Member of Parliament representing Bangalore from 1962 to 1977. During this period he served as minister in the cabinet handling a number of portfolios such as Railways, Industries etc. On December 1st 1980 he passed away leaving behind with us a Unified Karnataka and the largest legislature-cum-office building in India at that time- the Vidhan Soudha.

One thing that can be noticed is that neither of the above have exceeded a word limit of 150 words which is the maximum ceiling. This is to ensure brevity in writing, and convey only the important information about the person to the reader.

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