Today the 14th February is remembered across the world as ‘Valentine Day’. The celebration although alien to us the cross culture society is celebrating such borrowed culture. On a day when the lovers meet early in the morning and spend whole lot of day in a culture that is not our tradition our young love poet in Kannada cinema K.Kalyan paid a floral tribute to the living legend – the first love poet of Kannada literature K.S.Narasimhaswamy couple at their Banashankari residence at 5 pm.
K.Kalyan reached the residence of KSN, the famous ‘Mysura Mallige’ poet and performed the traditional Pada Pooje from sacred water and from milk and then offered Mysore jasmine. He later handed over Mysore Jasmin garlands and requested the 89 years old KSN couple to exchange it. The couple was also decked with a silk shawl later.
Kudos to Kalyan for bringing back the old memories and making an outstanding felicitation that has made many generations to look back.
Here is a quick recap that relates the unforgettable poet of Kannada literature to this Valentine Day. Sri K. S. Narasimha Swamy collection of Love songs was released five decades ago and it made a big leap for Kannada poetry. This was at a time when the literary giants were writing only on nature. K. S. Narasimha Swamy, inspired by Robert Burns, wrote Love Songs could not be replaced by anyone so far.
Of late the lovers are losing their time in pubs and discos. But a ‘love poet’ in Kannada cinema lyric Kalyan remembered the man who made a genesis to love songs KSN.