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U. R. Ananthamurthy
21 December 1932|
Melige, Tirthahalli taluk, Shimoga District, Kingdom of Mysore, British India
|Died||22 August 2014
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
|Genre||Fiction, literary criticism|
Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy (Kannada: ಉಡುಪಿ ರಾಜಗೋಪಾಲಾಚಾರ್ಯ ಅನಂತಮೂರ್ತಿ; 21 December 1932 - 22 August 2014) was an Indian writer and critic. He wrote in the Kannada language. He was thought to be as one of the pioneers of the Navya movement. In 1998, he received the Padma Bhushan award from the Government of India.
He was the Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala during the late 1980s. He was one of the finalists of Man Booker International Prize for the year 2013.
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