Noted writer Vijaya Dabbe, 67, a native of Dabbe in Belur taluk, died in Mysuru on Friday evening. The writer had settled at Dabbe village with her siblings. According to her family members, she had developed breathing problems four days ago and her sister had taken her to Mysuru for treatment. But she developed complications on Friday evening again, and she breathed her last on the way to hospital.
Ms. Dabbe is a well-known name in the Kannada literary world. She has written poetry, travelogues, criticism, and brought out many research papers. Her collections of poetry include Iruttave, Neeru Lohada Chinte and Tirugininta Prashne. She has brought out readers on Tirumalamba, Shyamaladevi Belgaumkar and Saraswati Gowda – all writers. She had done extensive research on the first generation of women writers of modern Kannada.
She taught Kannada literature at Kuvempu Kannada Adhyayana Samsthe in Mysore University for many years.