K. S. Narasimhaswamy
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K. S. Narasimhaswamy
|Born||26 January 1915|
Kikkeri, Mandya district, Kingdom of Mysore, British India
|Died||27 December 2003 (aged 88)|
|Period||Navodaya, Romantic movement|
Kikkeri Subbarao Narasimhaswamy, popularly known as K. S. Narasimhaswamy(Kannada:ಕೆ. ಎಸ್. ನರಸಿಂಹಸ್ವಾಮಿ) (26 January 1915 – 27 December 2003), is an Indian poet in the Kannada language. His most popular collection of poems Mysooru Mallige has seen more than thirty two reprints and is sometimes given to newly married couples in Karnataka. Narasimhaswamy has won the Sahitya Akademi Award and Kannada sahitya Academy Award.
Narasimhaswamy was born in Kikkeri in Mandya district. He had his early education in Mysore. In 1934 he joined Central College in Bangalore and completed his Bachelor of Arts degree. He married Venkamma in Tiptur in 1936. He often portrayed his wife as the inspiration for his poems which mainly deal with romance in married life.
His romantic love poems, inspired by Robert Burns (whose work he translated to Kannada as Robert Burnsna Premageetegalu) were unique to the language at the time when most Kannada poetry dealt with nature and the natural world.
- Mysooru Mallige (1942)
- Ungura (1942)
- Airaavatha (1945)
- Deepada Malli (1947)
- Iruvanthige (1952)
- Shilaalathe (1958)
- Maneyinda Manege (1960)
- Tereda Baagilu (1976)
- Navapallava (1983)
- Malligeya Maale (1986,2004)
- Dundu Mallige (1993)
- Navila Dani (1999)
- Sanje Haadu (2000)
- Kaimarada Nelalalli (2001)
- Ede Thumba Nakshtra (2002)
- Mounadali Maatha Hudukutha (2003)
- Deepa Saalina Naduve (2003)
- Haadu-Hase (A Collection of songs) (2003)
- Media (1966)
- Robert Burns Kaviya kelavu Premageetegalu (1997)
- Kelavu Chinee Kavanagalu (1997)
- Maariya Kallu (1942)
- Upavana (1958)
- Damayanthi (1960)
- Sirimallige (1990)
- "Narasimhaswamy passes away". The Times of India. 29 December 2003. Retrieved 15 July 2007.
- "'Mysore Mallige' K.S.Narasimhaswamy is dead". Online webpage of Mysore Samachar. Mysore Samachar. Retrieved 15 July 2007.
- "A poet who was inspired by satire and folklore". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 29 December 2003. Retrieved 15 July 2007.