Veteran critic and versatile writer Dr G S Amur died of age-related illnesses on Monday, family sources said.
He was 95 and died in his residence, they said.
The literary man, known for his fluency in Kannada and English, has received several prestigious accolades, including the Sahitya Akademi Prize, the Rajyotsava Prize and the Bharatiya Bhasha Prize.
His highly acclaimed books in Kannada include “ Are Kannada Kadambariya Belavanige”, ”Arthaloka”, ”Vyavasaya” and ‘“Kaadambariya Swaroopa”.
Mr. Amur’s English works included “Forbidden Fruit, Views on Indo-Anglian Fiction” and “Colonial Consciousness in Commonwealth Literature”.
In his condolence message, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said that Dr Amur had obtained his doctorate for his thesis on “The Concept of Comedy: A New Statement”.
“Love had equal control over English and Kannada. He was the leading figure in the critique of modern Kannada literature,” he said.