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(M M Kalburgi was an eminent scholar, rationalist and an authority on Vachana literature. An author with over 100 books to his credit, Prof. Kalburgi taught at the Department of Kannada, Karnatak University and was also the vice-chancellor of the Kannada University, Hampi. He is recipient of several awards including those from National Sahitya Academy and the Karnataka Sahitya Academy. When he was shot dead at his residence on August 30th by two unidentified men, it sent shock waves across the whole nation and sparked widespread protests. This straight-talking professor had had several run-ins with right wing Hindu groups because of his outspoken remarks and views critical of idol worship, traditional practices and brahminical rituals. He had received death threats from the Lingay...

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