Dr. D. V. Gundappa

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of DVG :

1136 Dr. D. V. Gundappa [India Stamp 1988]Issued by India

Issued on Mar 17, 1988

Description of Design : The stamp has been designed by India Security Press Nashik Road. The first day cover has been designed by Shri Sankha Samanta and the cancellation by Smt Alka Sharma.

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Single colour

Denomination : 60 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Indigenous unwatermarked P. G. Matt coated stamp paper

Number Printed : 10,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printed : India Security Prree

Name : Devanahalli Venkataramanaiah Gundappa

Born on Mar 17, 1887 at Mulbagal, Mysore State, British India

Died on Oct 7, 1975 at Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

About : 

  • Dr. D. V. Gundappa, popularly known by his pen-nameD.V.G., was born on 17th March 1887 at Mulbagal, Kolar district, Karnataka. Formal education ended at Secondary School level, but he acquainted himself with the Vedas, the classics in Kannada, Sanskrit, Telugu and English, music and dance, and the speeches of Swami Vivekananda and the Presidents of the Congress.
  • In 1907 he began contributing articles to newspapers and journals. He helped to compile ‘The Press Gag’, reactions against the Mysore Newspapers Regulation (1907). He started The Karnataka, a bi-weekly, The Indian Review of Reviews, Public Affairs. the journal of the Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs. He stabilised the running of the Karnataka Jana Jivana Mattu Arthasadhaka Patrike and the house journal of the Kannada Sahitya Parishat.
  • Acquainted with Sir M. Visvesarya, he was nominated a member of the Bangalore Municipal Council (1912). He was devoted to G. K. Gokhale and his thought. Concerned about the problems of the Native States, he published many tracts on the subject. He was a member of the Committee on Constitutional Reforms in Mysore (1939) and of the Mysore Legislative Council (1926-1940). He was associated with the administration of Mysore since 1913, and with those who started the Congress in Mysore.
  • An outstanding Kannada litterateur, his works included lyrics like Antahpura Gite, philosophical poems like Manku Timmana Kagga, biographies, and translations of Shakespeare‘s Macbeth and Tennyson‘s The Cup, essays on politics, culture and religion. His lecture on the Bhagvadgita compiled as Gita Tatparya or Jivanadharma Yoga received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1967. He was one of the editors of Pampa Bharata, an epic Kannada poem and of the English Kannada dictionary. He was also a Sanskrit scholar. Associated in 1915 with the founding of the Kannada Sahitya Parishat he was later its Vice President, extending its activities and enhancing its prestige. He also started the Gokhale Service League, The Mysore State Journalists Association, the Self Protection League and the Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs.
  • The University of Mysore conferred the Hon. D. Litt on him in 1961. He received the Padma Bhushan in 1974 from the Government of India. In October 1975 ‘D.V.G.’, journalist, political thinker, man of letters, founder and organiser of the Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs and other institutions, passed away.

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