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Durable Link to this BlogSaturday, May 28, 2011

B.M.Shree Pratishthana

Few months ago (on Feb. 21, 2011) I attended a rare event arranged in a unique Institution's hall in Narasimharaja colony, Bangalore. It was release of three books of my dear friend Smt. H.V. Savitramma (93). Past memories lined up. That was the hall where the commemoration volume "Kammatiga" dedicated to my husband Dr. Krishnanand Kamat was released in 2004. Usually this place is frequented by researchers and scholars due to the library of rare volumes attached to this historical Institution. It is known as B.M.Shree Pratishthan.

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M.V.Seetaramaih

Founded by Prof. M.V. Seetaramiah (1910-1990) with meager sources and without much fanfare, it was inaugurated by Rashtrakavi Kuvempu in 1980. The function was attended and clicked by Kamat which resulted in rare pictures of some distinguished writers, poets and researchers.

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Kuvempu and Masti

Prof. M.V. Seetaramiah, himself a poet, researcher and fiction-writer of good standing enjoyed good rapport with other writers and his numerous students. Known as a calm and composed teacher, he encouraged many youngsters to take up study of Kannada. He founded the B.M.Shree Pratishthana (foundation) in memory of Professor B.M. Shrikanthaiah (1884-1946). This great savant who was dedicated to the cause of Kannada language and literature, also worked hard to create unity among Kannadigas who were divided in 5 different regions before Independence.

Professor M.V.Seetharamaih, suffered from chronic Asthma and acute arthritis which rendered his fingers inactive. It is a miracle that he could edit several old classics holding the pen in his twisted fingers. His frail small frame clad in traditional topi, and close collared coat with ever cheerful smile evoked affection and respect from those who came in his contact.

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Prof. M.V.Seetaramiah

After Professor Seetaramaih's demise his close associates carried on his mission and saw to it, that a well-built building with a compact hall and library could come up with the financial help of Karnataka government, Bangalore Municipal Corporation and donation from citizens. The hall is named after this selfless scholar, who had extraordinary grit behind his soft and meek appearance.

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