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Patil Puttappa: A legendary during his lifetime

P uttappa Siddalingappa Patil or better known as Patil Puttappa or Papu to all his readers, admirers and a vast fan following was not just a towering personality in all the fields he came in contact with, but was a unique legendary figure during his lifetime. He was known for his penchant in being a versatile communicator on the subjects he dealt with in his public speeches and the articles he penned in his publications. At one time he was editing and publishing seven publications and that too simultaneously! He was the Editor of Sangam, the first Kannada digest.Although on record, Navayug was the first Kannada daily he took over as the Editor in Hubballi, he had started contributing to many English periodicals published from the then Bombay.Born in Kurabagonda of Haveri Taluk on 14-01-1919 in the then undivided Dharwad district, he had his Primary education in Halageri village and higher studies in Byadgi, Haveri and Dharwad. He did his law degree from Belagavi Law College with a