- Jayant Kaikini
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name = Jayant Gourish Kaikini
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birth_place = Gokarna,
Karwar, Uttar Kannada, Karnataka
Mangesh V. Nadkarni, Subbanna Ekkundi, Gourish Kaikiniand Yashwant Chittal
Jayant Kaikini ( _kn. ಜಯಂತ ಕಾಯ್ಕಿಣಿ) (
1955- ) is a poet, short stories author and movie songs scriptwriter in Kannada.
Jayant Kaikini was born in Gokarna. His father,
Gourish Kaikini, a schoolteacher, was a Kannada littérateur and mother Shanta, a social worker. After a Masters in Biochemistryfrom Karnataka University, Dharwad, he moved to Bombaywhere he worked as a chemist for many years. cite web|url=http://www.indialog.co.in/publications/kaikini.asp |title="Jayant Kaikini"]
Works, awards and honours
Jayanth Kaikini, since his early days as a writer has had short stories published in varied compilations and collections. Apart from these, he has published four books containing compilations of his poetry. He has written lyrics of Kannada movie songs. The songs of the movie
Mungaru Malebecame superhits.
Kaikini received the Karnataka Sahitya Academy award for his first poetry collection at the age of nineteen in 1974. He received the same award again in 1982, 1989 and 1996 for his short story collections. He has been awarded the
Dinakara Desaiaward for his poetry, the B. H. Sridhar award for fiction, as well as the Katha National award and Rujuwathu trust fellowship for his creative writing.
* Rangadindostu doora. "Published by" Akshara Prakashana, Sagar, Karnataka 1974.
* Kotitirtha. "Published by" Akshara Prakashana, Sagar, Karnataka 1982.
* Shravana Madhyahna. "Published by" Akshara Prakashana, Sagar, Karnataka 1987.
* Neelimale. "Published by" Patrike Prakashana, Bangalore 1997.
* Toofan Mail, collection of short stories.
He now lives in
Bangalore. In Bangalore, he worked as a host of several TV networks.
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