Noted poet Nisar Ahmed passes away

Renowned Kannada poet Professor K S Nisar Ahmed passed away on 3 May at the age of 84 at his Bengaluru residence. 

A geology professor by profession, he was a prolific poet and writer who dabbled in various literary forms - criticism, children's literature, translations of several Shakespeare plays into Kannada.
Popularly known as 'Nityotsava Kavi', 

Born in Devanahalli, in the outskirts of Bengaluru, he is also one of the first poets to write about Bengaluru in Kannada poetry.

 A remarkable figure in Kannada literature, Ahmed wrote several tremendously popular songs and poems such as 'Jogada Siri Belakinalli' and 'Kurigalu Saar Kurigalu'. Some of his other best-known works include Nityotsava, Anaamika Anglaru, Sanje Aidara Male, Manasu Gandhi, and Bazaru.

He has written various pieces in children's literature and even translated several Shakespeare plays into Kannada.

Those who know Ahmed personally know that he would often be spotted in three-piece suits or safaris even during his final days.

He has been awarded the highest literary award of the State Pampa Award (2017), Rajyotsava award (1981), and Padma Shree (2008). He chaired the annual Sahitya Sammelana held in Shivamogga in 2007 and inaugurated Dasara in 2017.

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