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Mumbai: Noted author Yashwant Chittal no more


Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (NM)

Mumbai, Mar 23: Yashwant Vithoba Chittal, one of the leading Kannada fiction writers and recipient of Sahitya Academy Award passed away on Saturday March 23. He was 85. He died at a private hospital in Mumbai after a brief illness.

The deceased is survived by his wife Yashawanth Chittal and two sons.

Hundreds of literati, journalists and fans reached Chittal's house to pay homage. He lived at Band Stand Apartment, Bandra East for many years and was admitted to hospital last week.

Konkani Sahitya Academy president Roy Castelino, former president Kasaragod Chinna, Basti Vaman Shenoy, Eric Ozario and many others expressed condolences.

The last rites will be held at Shivaji Park, Dadar East in the afternoon on Sunday, March 23.


Literary works

Chittal wrote several short stories and novels. He also authored literary critiques and essays. He won many prestigious awards including the Karnataka Sahitya Akademi Award in 1979, 1980, and 1990, the Sahitya Akademi award in 1983, Dr Masti Award in 1983 and Adikavi Pampa Award in 2008.


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  • Manohar Tonse, Tonse/Abu Dhabi

    Sun, Mar 23 2014

    Very sad news. Greatest writer, thinker, novelist, short story writer and a critic that kannada language ever seen in the yesteryears. His Shikari, Purushottama, and a collection of short stories provides unique joy and experience to the readers. He was revered among all top writers of kannada sahitya. He had given new definition and dimension to the novels by introducing manovaijnanica style. His contribution is invaluable and will be cherished eternally. May his soul rest in peace. For the last few years we had the opportunity to meet and discuss with him in August Month at his residence while celebrating his birthday. Certainly we will cherish sweet memories.

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  • K M PRASAD, M angalore/Saudi Arabia

    Sun, Mar 23 2014

    Respectful homage to Shri Yashwant Chittal,one of the great writer and novelists of Kannada literature.I had read his " SHIKAARI" which I liked very much. Great loss to kannada saraswatha loka.

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  • CGS, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 23 2014

    Respectful homage to Yashwant Chittal,one of the greatest short story writer and novelists of Kannada literature.I had translated his Abolina, a beautiful novelette into Konkani way back 1n 1978 and was published in Raknno Weekly, later in Sevak Monthly in 2013. 'Ábolina' was translated by Dr. Willie R.De Silva also. Melwyn Rodrigues had translated Chittal's novel 'Katheyadalu Hudugi'and a collection of short stories 'Khell Ani Haer Katha"into Konkani was published by Sahitya Academy.

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  • Prakash Rao Payyar, Mumbai/Dubai

    Sun, Mar 23 2014

    “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” I will always remember the wonderful times spent with him.

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