New Delhi, Aug 23 IANS | 4 months ago

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."

(Posted on 23-08-2014)

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