Bengaluru, Oct. 11 (ANI): Noted Kannada author Aravind Malagatti on Sunday resigned from the Sahitya Akademi’s Common Council, condemning its “silence” over the killing of scholar M. M. Kalburgi.
He said he had sent his resignation letters to the president and secretary of the Akademi.
On August 30, two unidentified assailants allegedly shot dead Kalburgi (77) at his residence at Dharwad in north Karnataka.
On Friday, acclaimed writer Shashi Deshpande had resigned from the Sahitya Akademi, while six writers returned their Arulu Sahitya awards to the Kannada Sahitya Academy on October 3 over the delay in the arrest of the accused in the murder of eminent Kannada writer, scholar, rationalist and academic, Kalburgi. (ANI)