Kannada Jnanapeetha awardee Vinayaka. k. Gokak

This article gives the information about the fifth Jnanapeetha awardee V K Gokak.

Kannada Jnanapeetha awardee Vinayaka. k. Gokak

Kannada Jnanapeetha awardee Vinayaka. k. Gokak

vinayaka Krishna Gokak known as V.Kru.Gokak was well known writer in kannada language and 5th jnanapeetha awrdee in kannada language.He born in 1909 and died in 1992.

He was student of Karnataka College Dharwad.He was the principal of Willingdon College.Sangli.

He has written novels, epic, poetry collections.He has been awarded for his novel " Bharatha sindhu rashmi", which is considered as longest epic written in any language in 20th century.

Poetry collection written by V K Gokak

1. Baaladeguladalli
2. Samudra Geethegalu
3. Urnanaabha
4. Abyudaya
5. Dhyava Pruthvi

Novel written by V K Gokak

Samarasave Jeevana

Epic written by V K Gokak

Bharatha Sindhu Rashmi


1. He was awarded the Padmashree award,from the Government of India and Kannada sahithya academy award for Dyava Prithvi.

2. He was awarded the Jnanpeetha award in 1990.


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