G. P. Rajarathnam

G. P. Rajarathnam (1909–1979),[2] known by his pen name as Bhramara (meaning:Bee),[3] was a Kannada author, lyricist and poet in Karnataka, India.[4][5][6] Rajarathnam was well known for composing poems for children. Nissar Ahmed, once quoted as "he understood the minds of children, and their need. Some of his works have remained a challenge for translators even today".[7][8][9][10]

G. P. Rajarathnam
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Born5 December 1909
Gundlupet, Chamrajnagar, Karnataka, India
Died1979 (aged 70)
Pen nameBhramara
OccupationStory writer, lyricist, author, poet, translator, editor
LanguageKannada, Pali, Prakrit, English
NationalityIndian
Alma materMaster of Arts
GenreChildren's literature, Biography criticism, interpretation, fiction, prayers and devotions, poetry
Notable worksRathnana Padagalu, Nagana Padagalu
SpouseLalithamma, Seethamma
RelativesSridhar (son)Shaila Sridhar Rajarathnam (daughter-in-law)Srimathi Sampathkumar (daughter) and Srilata Vijayakumar (daughter)[1]

Rajarathnam wrote on Buddhism, Jainism and Islam. A road has been named after him in Bengaluru, of the state.[11][12]

Personal lifeEdit

Rajarathnam was born in 1909, in Gundlupet, Chamrajnagar, Karnataka. His ancestors belonged to Tirukkanapur agrahara of Tamil Nadu's Naga city. They migrated to Mysore, Karnataka in 1906. Rajarathnam's wives were Lalithamma and Seethamma.[13]

CareerEdit

Rajarathnam[14] wrote 230 works in 338 publications[15] including books such as Rathnana Padagalu (Meaning: Ratna's words)[16] and Nagana Padagalu (Meaning: Naga's words),[17] and children's poems such as Nayi Mari Nayi Mari (Meaning: Puppy dog, puppy dog), Bannadha Thagadina Thuthoori (Meaning: Colorful metalfoil trumpet) and Ondhu-Yeardu (Meaning: One-Two). His works were known to be a confluence of all religions.[18][19][20][21][22] He was the teacher of Kannada poet Dr.Shivarudrappa.[23]

BibliographyEdit

"Put me in hell, slit my tongue, stitch up my mouth, I’ll still sing kannada songs through my nose,"

—G.P. Rajaratnam, on his love of singing in mother tongue, as quoted in The Hindu[24]

Book Year Publisher Ref
Sūryamitra modalāda Jainara kategaḷu
(Meaning: Sun's friend included Jain stories)
1975 Sapna book house,
Bengaluru
[25]
Hattu varuṣa
(Meaning: Ten years)
1939 Manōhara Grantha Prakāśana Samiti
Dhāravāḍa
[26]
Namma Oḍeyara kathegaḷu
(Meaning: Our boss's stories)
1974 Sṭyāṇḍarḍ Book Ḍipō
Bengaluru
[27]
Cakravarti vajra
(Meaning: Cakravarthi's diamond)
1974 Śrī Rājaratnaṃ Baḷaga,
Bengaluru
[28]
Nāgana padagaḷu 1952 Karnāṭaka Saṅgha,
Bengaluru
[29]
Ratnana padagaḷu 1945 Satyaśōdhana Prakāṭana Mandira,
Bengaluru
[30]
Śānti
(Meaning: Female saint)
1934 Rāma Mōhana Kampeni,
Bengaluru
[31]
Śrīmān Ḍi. Vi. Ji. avaru citrisiruva Śrī Rāmacandra Prabhu
(Meaning: DVG pictured Ramchandra prabhu)
1977 Videha,
Bengaluru
[32]
Hanigaḷu
(Meaning: Drops)
1933 Karṇāṭaka Saṅgha,
Śivamogga
[33]
Kailāsaṃ nenapu mattu Kailāsa kathana
(Meaning: Kailasam memories and kailasam stories)
1948 Ji. Pi. Rājaratnaṃ,
Bengaluru
[34]
Mahākavi puruṣa Sarasvati
(Meaning: Great poet male Sarasvathi)
1940 Satyaśōdhana Prakaṭaṇa Mandira
ivaru idannu māruvaru,
Bengaluru
[35]
Svatantrabhāratada Aśōkacakra dhvaja
(Meaning: Free India's Ashoka wheel flag)
1948 Hind Kitābs,
Bombāyi
[36]
Śrī Harṣa 1936 Satyaśōdhana Prakaṭana Mandira,
Bengaluru
[37]
Nanna Jainamatadharmasāhityasēve
(Meaning: My literature work on Jain religion)
1994 Śākya Sāhitya Maṇṭapa,
Bengaluru
[38]
Gautama Buddha 1936 Satyaśōdhana Prakaṭana Mandira,
Bengaluru
[39]
Yēsu Krista
(Meaning: Jesus Christ)
1941 Bi. Bi. Ḍi. Pavar Pres,
Bengaluru
[40]
Gaṇḍugoḍali mattu Sambhavāmi yugē yugē
(Meaning: Male axe and happening generation after generation)
1968 -NA- [41]
Narakada nyāya modalāda nālku nāṭakagaḷu
(Meaning: Justice in hell included four dramas)
2008 Sapna book house,
Bengaluru
[42]
Vīramārtaṇḍa Cāvuṇḍarāya
(Menaing: Courageous marthanda Cavundaraya)
1974 Śākya Sāhitya Maṇṭapa,
Bengaluru
[43]
Pampabhārata sāra emba Pampana Vikramārjuna vijaya
saṅgrahada Hosagannaḍa gadyānuvāda
(Meaning: Pampa's Vikramarjuna vijaya collection's prose
translation called Pampabharatha's essence)
1948 Hind Kitābs,
Bombāyi
[44]
Ratnana dōsti ratna, atava, Bēvārsiya barāvu
(Meaning: Ratna's friend ratna (gem) or orphan's sweat)
1934 Rāma Mōhana Kampeni,
Bengaluru
[45]
Dharma, sāhitya, dr̥ṣṭi
(Meaning: Religion, literature, view)
1937 Śākya Sāhitya Maṇṭapa,
Bengaluru
[46]
Sarvadēvanamaskāra
(Meaning: Pranams to all gods)
1970 -NA- [47]
Saṃsa kaviya Vigaḍa Vikrama carita
(Meaning: Samsa poet's sarcastic courage epic)
1948 Mārāṭagāraru Satyaśōdhana
Pustaka Bhaṇḍāra in Beṇgaḷūru
[48]
Vicārataraṅga
(Meaning: Creepy shape wave)
1967 -NA- [49]
Rannana rasaghaṭṭa emba Rannana Gadāyuddha kāvya
saṅgrahada hosagannada gadyānuvāda
(Meaning: Ranna’s Gadhayuddha poetry collection
(in new-kannada) prose translation called, Ranna’s juicy time)
1948 Hind Kitābs,
Bombāyi
[50]
Dharmadāni Buddha
(Meaning: Religion donator Buddha)
1933 Rāma Mōhana Kampeni,
Beṇgaḷūru
[51]
Cuṭaka 1940 Prōgres Buk Sṭāl,
Maisūru
.[52]
Vicāra raśmi
(Meaning: Creepy shaped rays)
1985 Śākya Sāhitya Maṇṭapa,
Beṅgaḷūru
[53]
Śrī Sāyicintana
(Meaning: Sathya Sai Baba thoughts)
1969 Vidēha,
Beṅgaḷūru
[54]
Svārasya
(Meaning: Interesting)
1993 Śākya Sāhitya Maṇṭapa,
Beṅgaḷūru
[55]
Kailāsa kathana, athavā, Guṇḍū bhaṇḍāra mathana
(Meaning: Kailasa story or Gundu repository thinking)
1945 Bi. Bi. Ḍi. Pavar Pres,
Beṅgaḷūru
[56]
Śr̥ṅgāravallari
(Meaning: Decorated Vallari)
1973 -NA- [57]
Namma nagegāraru
(Meaning: Our comedians)
-NA- Satyaśōdhana Prakaṭana Mandira,
Bengaluru
[58]
Mātina malli
(Meaning: Lady speech expert)
1951 Ānand Bradars,
Bengaluru
[59]
Śri Kailāsam avara Ēkalavya
(Meaning: Kailasam’s novel Ekalavya)
1969 -NA- [60]
Kariya kambaḷi mattu itara kategaḷu
(Meaning: Black blanket and other stories)
1951 Ānand Bradars,
Bengaluru
[61]
Apakathā vallari 1939 Satyaśōdhana Prakaṭana Mandira,
Bengaluru
[62]
Kavi Gōvinda Pai
(Meaning: Poet Govinda Pai)
1949 Jīvana Kāryālaya,
Bengaluru
[63]
Boppaṇa Paṇḍita racisiruva Gommaṭajinastuti
(Meaning: Boppaṇa Paṇḍita structured Gommaṭa Jain praise)
1974 s.n.,Bengaluru [64]
Tuttūri
(Meaning: Trumpet)
1940 Prōgres Buk Sṭāl
Maisūru
[65]
Nanna Śrīvaiṣṇava kaiṅkarya
(Meaning: My Vaishnava infrastructure)
1971 -NA- [66]
Kandana kāvyamāle
(Meaning: Baby's poem garland)
2008 Sapna book house,
Bengaluru
[67]
Kannaḍada sētuve
(Meaning: Kannada's bridge)
1971 Videha,
Bengaluru
[68]
Nanna nenapina bīru
(Meaning: My memories cupboard)
1998 Kannaḍa Saṅgha,
Bengaluru
[69]
Cīnādēśada Bauddha yātrikaru
(Meaning: China country's Buddhist travellers)
1932 Kannaḍa Saṅgha,
Bengaluru
[70]
Nītiratnakaraṇḍa 1971 -NA- [71]
Nūru puṭāṇi
(Meaning: 100 child)
1940 Bi. Bi. Ḍi. Pavar Pres,
Bengaluru
[72]
Snēhada dīpa
(Meaning: Friendship’s lamp)
1972 -NA- [73]
Śrī Bāhubali vijayaṃ
(Meaning: Baahubali's triumph)
1953 Gōkhale Sārvajanika
Vicārasaṃstheya Vyāsaṅga
Gōnsṭhi,Beṅgaḷūru
[74]
Citrāṅgadā citrakūṭa 1949 -NA- [75]
Kallina kāmaṇṇa
(Meaning: Stone's kamanna )
1952 Ānand Bradars,
Bengaluru
[76]
Kallusakkare
(Meaning: Sugarstones)
1935 Satyaśōdhana Prakaṭana Mandira,
Bengaluru
[77]
Buddhana kālada tīrthakarū tīrthakararū
(Meaning: Buddha era's monks)
1937 Śākya Sāhitya Maṇṭapa,
Bengaluru
[78]
Nūru varṣaṣagaḷa accumeccu
(Meaning: 100 years’ favourite)
1971 -NA- [79]
Śrī Gōmaṭēśvara
(Meaning: Gommateshwara)
1938 Śākya Sāhitya Maṇṭapa,
Bengaluru
[80]
Nakkaḷā tāyi
(Meaning: Smiled that mother)
1944 Manōhara Grantha Prakāśana Samiti
Dhāravāḍa
[81]
Śakārana śārōṭu mattu itara dr̥śyagaḷu
(Meaning: Sankara's carriage and other views)
1943 Kannaḍa Saṅgha,
Bengaluru
[82]
Japānina Himagiri mattu itara kavanagaḷu
(Meaning: Japan’s mist mountains and other poems)
1971 -NA- [83]

FilmographyEdit

  1. Olave Mandara (lyricist) (2011)
  2. Kallara Santhe (lyricist) (2009)
  3. Suntaragaali (lyricist) (2006)
  4. Gokarna (lyricist) (2003)
  5. A (lyricist) (1998)
  6. Chitrakoota (lyricist) (1980)
  7. Mother (lyricist) (1980)[84]
  8. Havina Hede (lyricist) (1981)
  9. Devadasi (lyricist) (1978)
  10. Anireekshitha (lyricist) (1970)

Popular songsEdit

  • "Helkolokondoru"[85]

ReferencesEdit

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