|Born||14 January 1919|
|Occupation||Writer and Journalist|
|Education||Journalism from University of California, Los Angeles|
|Alma mater||UCLA School of Journalism|
|Literary movement||Kannada Language Movement|
|Notable awards||Nadoja Award from Kannada University|
Patil Puttappa (born 14 January 1919, Dharwad, India) is an Indian writer, veteran journalist and activist based in Hubli. He is the founder-editor of the now-defunct Kannada daily Vishwavani and weekly Prapancha.
Puttappa, was in the forefront of the agitation in the late 1940s and 1950s demanding the unification of areas where Kannadigas were in a majority. He was the president of the Dharwad-based Karnataka Vidyavardhaka Sangha for over 30 years. He represented the State in the Rajya Sabha for two terms (1962 to 1974). He was also the first president of the Kannada Watchdog Committee that was later renamed as the Kannada Development Authority.
Puttappa was President of the 70th Kannada Sahitya Sammelana held at Belgaum in 2003. Puttappa also spoke at the valedictory function of the second World Kannada Meet (Vishwa Kannada Sammelana) held in Belgaum.
He has authored many Kannada language books such as
- Karnatakada Kavi Lekhakaru
- Karnataka Sangeetha Kalaratnaru
- Badukalu Beku Badukuva Ee Maathu
- Neevu Nagabeku
- Nenapina Butti
- Mathu Manikya
- Kannadada Kampu
- Suvarna Karnataka
- Pustaka Samskriti
- Nadoja Award - Kannada University
- Nrupatunga award - 2008, Literary award By Karnataka Sahitya Parishat 
- Wooday award - 2010
- Kannada activist Patil Puttappa turns 100 today
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