Nissar Ahmed Bio, Wiki
Kokkare Hosahalli Shekh Haider Nissar Ahmed, known as K. S. Nissar Ahmed was an Indian poet and writer in the Kannada language. He died on Sunday evening, May 3rd, 2020, and was 84 years old.
Nissar Ahmed Age
Nissar was born on February 5th, 1936 in Devanahalli in Bengaluru rural and died on May 3rd, 2020 aged 84.
Nissar was a post-graduate in Geology who worked as an Assistant Geologist in The Mysore Mines and Geology at Gulbarga before coming in touch with Kuvempu and was invited to the Kannada poets’ meet during Dasara festival in 1959.
Nissar Ahmed Career
He worked as a lecturer in Geology in Central College, Bangalore, and then in Chitradurga. Later, he taught in the Sahyadri First Grade College in Shimoga for two terms during 1967–72 and 1975–78. He was the 73rd president for Kannada Sahitya Sammalenna held at Shivamogga in the year 2007.
He won the Padma Shri award in 2008 for his immense contribution to Kannada literature. He was also the recipient of Sahitya Academy Award and Rajyotsav Award.
Nissar’s notable works include Nityotsava, Manasu Gandhi Bazaru, Sanje Aidara Male, and Manadondige Mathukathe. He wrote famous poems like On Sir C V Raman’s Death, Rain at 5 in the Evening, Gandhi Bazar Dawn, and Masti. He also wrote several popular Kannada songs.
His Wife (Shanawaz Begum) Dies in 2019
Nissar was married to his wife of many years, Shanawaz Begum who passed on in 2019.
Nissar Ahmed Death & Cause
Nissar passed away on May 3 at his residence in Bengaluru. He was 84. He was battling cancer and was hospitalised for some time. His son also died recently from the disease recently in the US.
Just in: One of the India's best poets and Karnataka's literary pride Padmashri K.S. Nissar Ahmed no more.
— Democracy Times Network (@TimesDemocracy) May 3, 2020