Javare Gowda

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D. Javare Gowda is a Kannada author and winner of the Padma Shri and the Karnataka Ratna awards. He is known as "De Ja Gow" in literary circles.[citation needed] His guru was T.N. Srikantaiah.[citation needed]


He was the Vice Chancellor of Mysore University from 1969 to 1975. Prior to that he was Professor of Literature and Director of the Institute of Kannada Studies in the University.[citation needed]



Kannada as a classical language
He observed a dawn-to-dusk fast[4] seeking classical language status for Kannada. He also threatened to return the Padma Shri if the Centre did not accord classical language status to Kannada by January 1, 2006.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Javare Gowda chosen for Pampa award
  2. ^ Padma awards for 2001
  3. ^ Gorur awars presented to D. Javare Gowda
  4. ^ javare Gowda goes on dawn to dusk fast