Patil Puttappa (14 January 1919 – 16 March 2020) was an Indian writer, veteran journalist and activist based in Hubli, India. He was the founder-editor of the now-defunct Kannada daily Vishwavani and weekly Prapancha.
|Born||14 January 1919|
|Died||16 March 2020 (aged 101)|
Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, India
|Occupation||Writer and Journalist|
|Education||Journalism from University of California, Los Angeles|
|Alma mater||UCLA School of Journalism|
|Literary movement||Kannada Language Movement|
|Notable awards||Nadoja Award from Kannada University|
|Spouse||Mrs. Indumati Patil|
Puttappa, was in the forefront of the agitation in the late 1940s and 1950s demanding the unification of areas where Kannadigas were in a majority. He was the president of the Dharwad-based Karnataka Vidyavardhaka Sangha for over 30 years. He represented the State in the Rajya Sabha for two terms (1962 to 1974). He was also the first president of the Kannada Watchdog Committee that was later renamed as the Kannada Development Authority.
Puttappa was President of the 70th Kannada Sahitya Sammelana held at Belgaum in 2003. Puttappa also spoke at the valedictory function of the second World Kannada Meet (Vishwa Kannada Sammelana) held in Belgaum.
He held a master's degree in Journalism from California State University in 1949.
He has authored many Kannada language books such as
- Prajavani, Kannada daily report
- "ಪಾಟೀಲ ಪುಟ್ಟಪ್ಪ". Kanaja. Govt of Karnataka. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
- "patil puttappa". Sapnaonline.com. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
- "Dr. Patil Puttappa". Justbooksclc.com. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
- "Nrupatunga award for Patil Puttappa". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
- "Wooday award for Patil Puttappa". The Hindu. 17 December 2010. Retrieved 10 July 2012.