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Kuppali Venkatappagowda Puttappa (Kannada: ಕುಪ್ಪಳ್ಳಿ ವೆಂಕಟಪ್ಪಗೌಡ ಪುಟ್ಟಪ್ಪ) (December 29, 1904 - November 11 ,1994) was a Kannada writer and poet, widely regarded as the greatest poet of 20th century Kannada literature. He is the first among seven recipients of Jnanpith Award for Kannada. Puttappa wrote all his literary works using the pen name Kuvempu. He is the second among Kannada poets to be revered as Rashtrakavi (after M. Govinda Pai). His work Sri Ramayana Darshanam, the rewriting of the great ancient Indian epic Ramayana in modern Kannada, is regarded as revival of the era of Mahakavya (Epic poetry) in a contemporary form and charm. He is immortalised by some of his phrases, and in particular for his contribution to Universal Humanism or in his own words Vishwa maanavataa Vaada. He was conferred Padma Bhushan by Government of India.

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1. Veer Savarkar 18753
2. Kuvempu 12457
3. Kannadasan 5135
4. Sahir Ludhianvi 3398
5. Chalam 3250
6. Rabindranath Tagore 2758
7. K. Vairamuthu 2275
8. Kavignar Thamarai 1359
9. Kavingar Arivumathi 1198
10. D. R. Bendre 1197

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38. Tahir ul-Qadri 13209
39. Carlos Drummond 13001
40. Hejar 12479
41. Kuvempu 12457
42. Graciliano Ramos 12270
43. Ivan Vazov 12154
44. Ivo Andric 12068
45. Clarice Lispector 10829

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