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"Alphabet Devil" Ravi Belagere bids adieu

Ravi Belagere  who breathed his last early in the morning today was a multifaceted personality beyond the purview of Journalism. His contributions oscillated from Poetry, Short Stories, Novels, Translations, Publications and a host of periodicals. In fact, he rightly deserved the title "Alphabet Devil". Born in Ballari, then Bellary, hitherto in the then Mysuru state in 1958 he fondly used make fun of the climate in his home district by remarking: There are only two seasons in Ballari. If one is Summer the remaining one is Scorching Summer! Looking back at his "Colourful Innings" in multiple ways of sudden decisions, daredevil ventures, connections with mining goons, underworld dons, Sandalwood film industry, Sadhus and peculiar living beings of that kind, astounding accomplishments, setbacks all make way for a thriller on the celluloid screen. Way back in 1983, he was a colleague in Munjane Kannada Morning Newspaper with veteran legendary scribe SV Jayasheela Rao

‘Giant Killer’ George Fernandes passes away unnoticingly!

‘Giant Killer’ George Fernandes passes away unnoticingly! A rare jewel in the present day politics in the form of Socialist and Trade Union leader George Fernandes is no more. His demise after a prolonged attack of Alzheimer’s disease and having remained literally a vegetable for years together is unthinkable of a fearless public figure known for volatile and candid remarks in public. Born in a joint catholic family of six children at Mangaluru in Karnataka, George as a lad of 16 years landed in Bengaluru to become the priest of a church. However within three years of his stint as a Christian missionary he underwent enough experience to realize the paradoxical situation on what was being preached and practiced. He quit his priesthood and reached the then Bombay not knowing what to do! Initially he had no one to stay in the country’s business capital and did petty jobs for livelihood sleeping in bus and railway stations. While loitering in this fashion he also got an opp