Did Kuvempu Lose the Nobel Prize Due to Such Screw-Ups?

The Star of Mysore dropped the following bomb yesterday:


Mysore, Oct. 19 (KCU)- Noted litterateur Dr. S. Prabhu Shankar yesterday dropped a bomb shell when he alleged that a North Indian spoiled the chances of Rashtrakavi Kuvempu getting Nobel Prize.

Dr. Prabhu Shankar was speaking at the valedictory programme of the national seminar on 'Sri Ramayana Darshanam,' the magnum opus of Kuvempu, at Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies (KIKS).

The Nobel Prize Committee was quite impressed by the popularity of Kannada literature. It even had suggested to constitute a Committee of Kannada Litterateurs headed by Prof. V.K. Gokak to nominate a person for the coveted prize who had excelled in the fields of poetry, novels, dramas, epics, essays and critical analysis.

A consensus opinion had emerged that literature stalwarts existed in individual fields and none covering all the fields. Committee Chairman Prof. Gokak after pondering had suggested the name of Kuvempu.

All the works of Kuvempu were supposed to be translated into English and taken to Delhi. A terrible catastrophe occured at that stage, explained Prof. Prabhu Shankar.

Carrying the translated versions of Kuvempu, Dr. Prabhu Shankar boarded a train to Delhi. But the Central Nobel Committee had not even reserved a seat for him.

Not just that, a North Indian even threw the precious works of Kuvempu to a corner like garbage. With no place to sit, Prof. Prabhu Shankar managed to reach Delhi with great difficulty.

The Committee there paid no heed to the excellence of Kuvempu and eventually deprived the great litterateur of the Nobel Prize, recalled Dr. Prabhu. "That was a true sad story which had not been disclosed so far. I still feel very bad reminiscing that incident. The callous behaviour of a person snatched the coveted Prize from Kuvempu" he regretted.

What are your first reactions on hearing this?


kannadiga said...

avrge compete madoke agalla anhdre muhkond side alli irbeku
adu bittu obba elgible personality intha avakasha tappisbardittu !!

ಪುಟ್ಟ PUTTA said...

I think we can't help it now but should take care in future.

clangorous said...

This was the most undemocratic thing which kannadigas should have fought for that time itself instead of revealing it now...This shows how unconstitutional our country has become

sandeep said...

Its always hapens North indians want only hindhi to be dominated , so they will not allow other langouge to get a edge on hindhi, I understand that Kannada is 1000 years older then hindhi(If I am wronge please correct me)not only in art and culture , even in development North indian people even dont like Bengaluru to me famous and I was going to some news , thats Y they have delayed to sanction International airport and metro for Bengaluru.This is Hieghts of mistakes done again and again on kannadigas and south indian's......... they will correct there Negative attetude of I belive there will be a huge Anti Hindhi sentement in bengaluru, I have alresady seen lots of hindhi people in beaten up in here becouse disrespecting KANNADA, I guess in near future this will be in large scale .......

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