" Ananthamurthy had created a style of writing with social relevance in Kannada which had a big impact on Indian literature, the Communist Party of India-Marxist said in a statement."
New Delhi, Aug 23 - The CPI-M Saturday mourned the death of renowned writer and social activist U.R. Ananthamurthy, calling him a firm advocate of secular values.

Ananthamurthy had created a style of writing with social relevance in Kannada which had a big impact on Indian literature, the Communist Party of India-Marxist said in a statement.

A socialist by conviction, Ananthamurthy was a firm advocate of secular values, pluralist culture and social justice. In his death, the country has lost a public intellectual of great calibre.


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