Sculptor Kanaka Murthy succumbs to COVID
Kanaka Murthy, 79, had developed symptoms of COVID a few days ago and was in home quarantine.
However, her condition worsened and she was rushed to hospital where she took in her last breath.
She leaves her husband Narayana Murthy and daughter Sumathi, according to the sources.
Murthy, born to Brahmin parents in Gadag, has carved out a place for herself in a field dominated by men.
A visit to a temple in Mysuru made him choose a career in sculpture and thus the hammer and chisel became his friends forever.
Mourning her death, TS Nagabharana, chairman of the Kannada Development Authority, said Kanaka Murthy had faced opposition for choosing sculpture as a career, but her commitment to her passion brought her to her guru, Vadiraj , who shaped her as a renowned sculptor.
The statues of Kannada litterator Kuvempu near Lalbagh in Bengaluru, the Wright brothers outside the Visvesvaraya museum in the city, Gangubai Hangal, Bhimsen Joshi and KM Munshi testify to his great work and finesse, a-t -he adds. PTI GMS BN BALA BN BALA
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