BANGALORE: Those who had gathered at the Indian Institute of World Culture on Sunday got the glimpse of film lyricists and Kannada poets share the same dais.
They had gathered together to launch- ‘Char Minar’, a collection of small stories and ‘Ello Maleyagide’, a collection of film songs written b y n o t e d Kannada writer Jayanth Kaikini here on Sunday.
Lamenting that the Kannada poets and film lyricists do not mingle together, noted Kannada writer A Ra Mithra said that such combinations should be welcomed.
“Kaikini has command over the language he uses. There is melody in every line written by him. The words which he uses in his writing can be added to Kannada dictionary.” Lauding the efforts of Kaikini to save Kannada, veteran music director Hamsalekha regretted for introducing English trend in his songs.
“When I entered the field there were only a handful of lyricist. Longing to experiment, I introduced the English trend. But I am regretting it now. Kaikini’s lyrics are purely in Kannada.” Lyricists like C V Shivashankar, V Manohar, Yograj Bhat, M N Vyasa Roa and others participated in the event and thrilled the audience with their poems.