Sandalwood writer Dr. Chandrashekhar Patil passes away at 82


Entertainers from the Sandalwood business have mourned the death of prestigious Kannada writer Champa via a web-based media platform. Chandrashekhar Patil otherwise called Champa died in Bengaluru at a private emergency clinic today because of an age-related illness. He was 82. He was suffering from age-related illnesses for the past two years.

“He fell ill two years ago and was mostly confined to his home. He developed fever two days ago and was rushed to a hospital where he passed away on Monday morning,” his wife Neela Patil told.
Communicating the despondency, Chetan on his Twitter page posted, “We have lost progressive intellectual & writer #Champa Sir today For the past 15 years, I have had the privilege of sharing the stage w/ him on several occasions The events include: Kannada Rajyotsava, ‘I Am Gauri’, anti-Hindi movement in Bengaluru, & others We will miss him(sic)”

Entertainer Sharan and entertainer turned-politician Sumalatha Ambareesh have likewise shared sympathy messages for the loss of Champa on Facebook.
Champa was born in the Haveri region. He worked as an English teacher at Karnataka University in Dharwad. He had filled in as director of Kannada Development Authority and leader of the Kannada Sahitya Parishat. He was also involved in pro-Kannada movements like Gokak Chaluvali, farmers’ agitation, and many more. He was one of the authors of the Bandaya development of Kannada literature. He was likewise the leader of the 83rd Kannada Sahitya Sammelana which was held at Mysuru in 2017.

What also set Champa apart from other Kannada writers was how he wore Kannada activism on his sleeve. He never fought shy of wearing the red-and-yellow shawl that is a symbol of Kannada activists.