Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (RD)
Mumbai, Nov 5: Dattatreya K Mendon, who has contributed significantly for Kannada journalism by publishing ‘Thayee Nudi’ journal in the metro, since the past many years has passed away on Sunday, November 4, in a private hospital here.
Mendon was the resident of D N Road, Andheri East, who was suffering from paralysis since the past one and half decade. He is survived by his wife and innumerable well wishers.
He had ventured into publishing Kannada weekly ‘Nudi’ along with his friends, during the pre-Independence era when the freedom movement was at the infancy at Mumbai. He has launched ‘Thayee Nudi’ weekly on his own during 1956. “Thayee Nudi’ weekly was converted into monthly after two years, which served the readers for four decades. His contributions in Kannada journalism, inspired numerous budding writers.
Kannadiga Journalists Association Maharastra, deeply condoled the death of D K Mendon besides Association president, Chandrashekar Palettady, vice president Sadanand D Nayak, honorary chief secretary Rons Bantwal, secretary Daya Sagar Chowta, treasurer J P Kusuma, advisors senior journalists K T Venugopal, Vasant S Kalakote and executive committee members.