Noted Kannada poet N S Lakshminarayana Bhatta no more


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Noted Kannada poet, critic and translator N S Lakshminarayana Bhatta died on Saturday. He was 84 and was suffering from age-related ailments, family sources said. Popularly known as 'NSL' in the Kannada literary world, he was born in 1936 in the Shivamogga district. Bhatta has been a household name through his bhavageetes (lyrical poems), and is known for his contribution of modern Kannada poetry, critical works and translations.