Veteran Critic and eminent writer and Sahitya Akademi Awardee Dr. G S Amur passed away at 95.


As suffering from the age related ailments the veteran critic, and eminent writer Dr. G S Amur has passed away at his son’s residence at the age 95 at Banglore.

The litterateur was well known for his proficiency in both Kannada and English and has received many prestigious awards. Sahitya Akademi Award, Rajyotsava Award and Bharatiya Bhasha Award, Pampa Award are some of those. He was also considered as one of the best leading critics of Kannada literature.

He had brought a modern outlook and academic rigour to the Kannada Literary Criticism. His criticism has played vital role in helping Kannada gain a prominent place in Modern Literature.

Kaadamabriya Swaroopa, Kathanashastra, Arthaloka are and Vyavasaya are some of his much acclaimed Kannada books whereas Frobidden Fruit, Colonial Consciousness in Commonwealth Literature, Essays on Comparative Literature and Linguistics, and Creations and Transcreations are his English works.

In his condolence message, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said Dr Amur got his doctorate for his thesis on ”The Concept of Comedy: A Re-statement”.

“Amur had equal command over English and Kannada. He was the leading figure in critiquing the modern Kannada literature.”