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K. S. Nissar Ahmed

Born Name: Kokkare Hosahalli Shekh Haider Nissar Ahmed
Date of Birth: 5 February 1936
Place of Birth: Devanahalli, Kingdom of Mysore, British India
Died: 3 May 2020 (aged 84), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Education: Central College Bangalore
Spouse: Shanawaz Begum
Occupation: Writer, academic
Language; Kannada
Nationality: India
Genre: Poetry and Criticism
Subject: Various Themes
Literary movement: Navya
Notable works: Manasu Gandhi Bazaru, Nityotsava, Sanje Aidara Male and Manadondige Mathukathe
Notable awards: Padma Shri 2008
Rajyotsava Award 1981
Pampa Award 2017
Kokkare Hosahalli Shekh Haider Nissar Ahmed, known as K. S. Nissar Ahmed (born 5 February 1936), is an Indian poet and writer in Kannada language.

Life
He was a post-graduate in Geology who worked as an Assistant Geologist in The Mysore Mines and Geology at Gulbarga before coming in touch with Kuvempu and was invited to the Kannada poets' meet during Dasara festival in 1959. He worked as a lecturer in Geology in Central College, Bangalore and then in Chitradurga. Later, he taught in the Sahyadri First Grade College in Shimoga for two terms during 1967–72 and 1975–78. He was the 73rd president for Kannada Sahitya Sammalenna held at Shivamogga in the year 2007.

He is best known for Nityotsava (ನಿತ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ). The 407th edition of Mysuru Dasara was inaugurated by K S Nissar Ahmed, poet of Nityotsava fame.

Awards
Karnataka Sahitya Akademi Award for Poetry (1982): Anaamika Aanglaru
Rajyotsava Award (1981)
Nadoja Award (2003)
Padma Shri (2008)
Honorary doctorate from Kuvempu University
Pampa Award (2017)

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