Bengaluru, Jan 11 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of veteran Kannada scholar and activist M Chidananda Murthy, who died in the early hours on Saturday of today at a private hospital here. Mr Modi said that Mr Chidananda Murthy was a doyen of culture and literature.
His passion towards Kannada language was noteworthy and so were his efforts to preserve unique aspects of our rich history. “His demise is saddening. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti,” Mr Modi tweeted.
In a separate condolence message RSS Kshetriya Sanchalak of Dakshina Madhya Kshetra comprising of Karnataka, Andhra, telangana States,V Nagaraj said that "a staunch nationalist writer, researcher Dr Chidananda Murthy is no more and the news pains. He was one who devoted himself for the cause of state, language, culture and dharma." (UNI)