Chandrashekara Kambara chosen Kendra Sahitya Academi president

Jnanapith awardee Dr Chandrashekara Kambara, a prominent Kannada novelist, poet and playwright, has been selected the president of the Central Sahitya Academi.

His term will last for five years.

Dr Kambara is also a folklorist and the founder-vice-chancellor of Kannada Hampi University.

In the election process that was carried out in Delhi, Dr Kambara bagged 56 of a total of 89 votes.

Well-known Oriya writer Pratibha Rai got 29 votes and Maharashtras noted writer Balachandra Nemade got four votes.

Madhav Kaushik has been elected the vice-president.

Jnanapith awardee Dr Chandrashekara Kambara, a prominent Kannada novelist, poet and playwright, has been selected the president of the Central Sahitya Academi.

His term will last for five years.

Dr Kambara is also a folklorist and the founder-vice-chancellor of Kannada Hampi University.

In the election process that was carried out in Delhi, Dr Kambara bagged 56 of a total of 89 votes.

Well-known Oriya writer Pratibha Rai got 29 votes and Maharashtra’s noted writer Balachandra Nemade got four votes.

Madhav Kaushik has been elected the vice-president.

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