New Delhi: The death of renowned scholar MM Kalburgi was met with Communist Party of India (CPI) on Monday demanding firm actions from the government to establish justice as soon as possible.
Dubbing the incident as "shocking," CPI leader D Raja said: "MM Kalburgi was known for his secular, democratic values and his writings.
He was a great educationalist.""I demand that the government acts firmly and culprits are booked as early as possible.
Justice must be established," he added.Kalburgi was shot dead by unknown persons around 8.40 a.m. in Dharwad on Sunday.
He was rushed to the District Civil Hospital, but was declared dead by the doctors.The Kannada scholar was conferred with the National Sahitya Akademi Award in 2006 for his collection of research articles, titled `Marga 4`.
He had also won the State Sahitya Akademi Award, the Pampa Award and the Yakshagana Award.Born in Yargall village of Sindgi taluk of Bijapur district, Kalburgi`s primary and high school education took place in his village and Sindgi.
He studied BA from Bijapur while he completed his MA in Kannada from the Karnatak University Dharwar in 1962.He is a noted Kannada epigraphist and a renowned scholar of the Vachana literature.