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Doddarangegowda is a Kannada poet and a lyricist working for Kannada cinema.[1] He is a retired professor of Kannada and has published a number of anthologies in Kannada. He has brought out several audio cassettes and CDs of his poems. Some of his noteworthy songs are Tera Yeri Ambaradaage and Notadaage Nageya Meeti of Parasangada Gendethimma, Nammoora Mandara Hoove of Aalemane, Sri Rama Bandavne of Paduvaaralli Pandavaru.[2] He was also a Bharatiya Janata Party MLC.[3] In 2018, he was awarded with the civilian award Padma Shri.[4]

Born7 February 1946
Kurubarahalli, Madhugiri, Tumakuru district, Karnataka, India
Pen nameManuja
OccupationLyricist, Writer, Professor, Politician
Genrelyrics, odes
Notable awardsPadma Shri

Early lifeEdit

Doddarangegowda was born on 7 February 1946 to K. Rangegowda and Akkamma.[citation needed]


Doddarangegowda worked as a professor of Kannada in SLN College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Bengaluru and later served as Principal. He has penned more than 500 Kannada cinema songs with many achieving critical acclaim and awards. He has written dialogues for more than 10 films and has scripted over 100 tele-serials.

Selected worksEdit

Doddarangegowda has written lyrics, odes, travelogues, and some other prose works.


  • Maavu Bevu (Collection of songs)
  • Kannu Naalage Kadalu


Doddarangegowda has written lyrics for the following Kannada cinemas.

Awards and nominationsEdit


  1. ^ "Council nominations: teachers get preference - KARNATAKA". The Hindu. 23 June 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Dodda Range Gowda to be felicitated - KARNATAKA". The Hindu. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Council members treated to a song - KARNATAKA". The Hindu. 31 March 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Padma awards 2018 announced, MS Dhoni, Sharda Sinha among 85 recipients: Here's complete list". India TV. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Full list of Padma awardees 2018". 25 January 2018 – via