Mangaluru: Nalin releases Rs 150 coin to commemorate Muddana's 150th birth anniversary

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jan 24: Muddana (Nandalike Laxminarayanappa) happens to be a popular and highly respected figure in the history of Kannada literature. He lived from 1870 to 1901. Even though he lived only for 31 years, his rich contributions to Kannada literature are held in high esteem even to this day.

Muddana, who worked as a physical education teacher for a living, had immense interest in literature. He authored works like Ratnavati Kalyana, Srirama Pattabhisheka, Adbhuta Ramayana and Sri Ramashwamedha.

January 24 happens to be the 150th birth anniversary of this great poet. The special Rs 150 coin brought out in honour of Muddana, a native of Nandalike in Karkala taluk, by the central government has several unique features. The coin weighs 35 grams and has a circumference of 44 mm. It has been made with an alloy of four metals. Muddana's picture is engraved in the middle of one side of the coin.

MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, symbolically released this coin at Circuit House here on Monday January 24 in the presence of a few guests.





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  • KRPrabhu, Bangaluru/Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    ನೀರಿಳಿಯದ ಗಂಟಲಲ್ಲಿ ಕಡುಬು ತುರುಕಿದಂತಾಯಿತು.....ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕಲಿಸಿದ ಪಾಠ ಈಗಲೂ ಹಸಿರು.

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  • Akil, Udupi/Bengaluru

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    High respects to "Muddana". But did not understand the connection between Rs. 150 Coin and his 150th Birth Anniversary (1870 - 2022 = 152)!!!

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  • Hussein, Moodbidri

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    I had seen at the beginning, Dr. Na Mogasale was frontrunner for development of Smaraka in Nandalike. He is missing in the above photo. Apart from that Mogasale is great poet in this area. They would have called him to increase the value of this program.

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    Guru Narayan? Why no.... Honoured

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    Remembering----- Muddana Manorameya Sarasa sallapa, which used to be taught in schools -

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    dont know whether to laugh or cry...chaiwala is unveiling statues...MPs are releasing postage stamps...MLAs are worried about night curfew....where is development? malla malla budthundu jana Rs 1800 crore da project ge...aanaga pulliyadlu puttuvana Pand e janak..

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    But nobody having time to pray for health of our Bhatat Ratna Lata Mangehkar. I think after all Republic day functions, they may get time to pray.

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