Jnanpith awardee and renowned Kannada writer U R Ananthamurthy, who was hospitalised for infection and fever, has died on Friday.
He was 82 years old.
His condition was very critical and was undergoing treatment on multi-support system, a senior doctor said today earlier.
The condition of Murthy, admitted 10 days ago, deteriorated further and it was being closely monitored with multiple support system including dialysis, support for blood pressure, antibiotics for infection, and other measures.
Inspite of his kidney ailment, Murthy was very active both physically and mentally including extensive travelling and took up lot of assignments until his condition worsened.