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"Contented Literary Sage"

A Tribute to Krishnanand Kamat
by Dr. Ramakanth Joshi

Dr. Joshi runs the prestigious Kannada publication company "Manohara Grintha Mala". Excerpted from Kannada original published in KannadaPrabha weekly supplement March 24, 2002.

Our association with Krishnanand Kamat goes back thirty-five years, and we are proud to have brought out some of his best works. During my interactions with him, I found him absolutely meticulous, honest, and humble to a fault. I feel that he personified the ideals Gandhi had advocated. He would walk to work, and lived a life of bare essentials.

Kamat was a man who never complained. Our nation did not recognize his talents-- he couldn't even find a suitable employment upon his return from a doctorate in the U.S.A. in 1965 -- but he never complained. He found true joy and contentment in whatever he had. He established Scientific Photo Lab, a special service he provided to the scientific community in Bangalore. 

He enriched our lives through such unique books as Nanoo Americage Hogidde, Preyasige Patragalu, and Prani Parisara. His website Kamat's Potpourri is also a fine contribution.

There are many who feel Kamat did not get recognition, but Kamat didn't care, he didn't need any. He died a contented man, but the loss is all ours, of people of Karnataka, and of those who explore the human intellect.

Kamat was just but a flower, who left many literary and cultural seeds behind.

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Remembering Kamat

Kamat Selecting a Transparency for WebsiteThe Skillful HandsKamat Breaks Open a Coconut for CookingThe Late Night RestaurateurKamat Buying VegetablesKamat Carries Money in a Book!Fatherly Figure Kamat with best friend Nakul Redkar
Kamat on his Dollar a Day Travel Tour of America Photograph of Kamat in his Lab. taken by a customerK.L.Kamat (extreme right) with his SiblingsKamat Brings Vegetables HomeThis one makes the cutThe Kamats at their residence in BangaloreKrishnananda KamatPhotograph of Kamats Doctorate of Philosophy
Portrait of Krishnanand KamatMourners reading Kamats old lettersKamat as College Student, Kanara College Kumta 1955Graduate Student, Karnataka College Dharwad, 1956K.L. Kamat Graduating in 1957.K.L. Kamat - from his Passport, 1961Learned to wear a necktie in USA, 1962.Kamat the Fullbright Scholar, New York, 1963
Light-hearted personK.L. Kamat at WorkIndian Head in  American HatKrishna in Jinnah CapScientist K. L. KamatKamat Always Travels with his CameraK.L. Kamat in Tirathgad ForestK.L. Kamat in his Lab.
Vikas Gets a Joy Ride on Krishna`s ShouldersKamat Making a Photo AlbumKamat with Colleagues, PlasseyAdmirers of Kamat Gathered for 75th BirthdayA Father and his ChildThe Kamat BrothersThe Kamat CoupleKamat Making Flat Indian Bread (<i>chapati</i>)
Kamat after his Doctorate in 1965Kamat with EldersKamat`s DiariesK.L.Kamats Father Laxman KamatThe Lighting CeremonyExhibition of some of Kamats PhotographsPicking Slides for Kamat.comSinging Kamats Glory Sung by Students of MES College
Kamat Photographing Waves at KarwarThe Kamat Couple in OotyK.L. Kamat  Photographing a TempleK. L. KamatWalking Tall -- Krishna being honored in hometown of HonavarPoetic Tribute to Kamat

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