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Poet Freedom Fighter Kayyara Kinhanna Rai Passed Away At Age Of 101 Years

Poet Freedom Fighter Kayyara Kinhanna Rai Passed Away At Age Of 101 Years : Kayyara Kinhanna Rai was died because he was suffering from various age related ailments that were old, they said. He has six sons and two daughters. Kinhanna Rai had participated in the freedom struggle. He started his career as a school teacher and also contributed articles to various newspapers and publications as a journalist. As poet and author, he has written books on various subjects including theatre, language, biographies and books for children. In 2005, he was conferred honorary doctorate by Mangalore University. Now below get complete details of Kayyara Kinhanna Rai Passed Away At Age Of 101 Years.

Poet Freedom Fighter Kayyara Kinhanna Rai Passed Away At Age Of 101 Years

Kayyara Kinhanna Rai Passed Away At Age Of 101 Years

He was 101. He was an author, poet, journalist and Indian independence activist.

He was forefront in the movement of merging the Kannada-speaking region of the Chandragiri River (Kasaragod district) with Karnataka in order to fulfill its linguistic and development aspirations after the 1957 States Re-organisation. For this cause, he had founded Kasaragod Vileenekarana Kriya Samiti.

Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, president of the Dakshina Kannada District Kannada Sahitya Parishat and one of Rai’s close associates remembers him as a scholar of not just Kannada but also of Sanskrit, English and Tulu. “He had once told me Sanskrit must be India’s national language… In several of his works, including Aikya Gaana and Benki Biddide Manege, he has shown his true nationalist spirit. He even lived the nationalist spirit by following the Gandhian way of life till the end.”

 

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