Veteran writer, AIR administrator, Dr. Jyotsna Kamat is no more

The Udayavani team, August 24, 2022, 8:05 PM IST

Honnavar: Writer, scholar, researcher, historian and former director of All India Radio, Dr Jyotsna Krishnanand Kamat died on Wednesday at her residence in Bengaluru. She was 85 years old.

A multi-faceted personality, Dr. Kamat has more than 500 articles, research papers and guest lectures to her credit. According to, his published works span three languages ​​and cover topics including history, folklore, and humor.

Dr. Jyotsna Kamat was born to (late) Ganesh Burde and (late) Sharadabai Burde in 1937. She married (late) Dr. Krishnanand L. Kamat in 1966. They have one son, Vikas Kamat, who is now settled in the States -United.

For her exceptional work and effort, Dr. Kamat has received several awards. Karnataka Literary Academy Award 1988
(for the book Karnatakada Shikshana Parampare), the 1991 Rajyotsava Prize (for her extraordinary contribution to Kannada language and literature through electronic media), the best Kannada female writer of 1995-96 and the K. Shamarao scholarship,
AS Krishna Rao Memorial Fellowship and Mumbai Karnataka Foundation Fellowship (1998), Rev. Kittel for Research in Kannada Literature (2001), Lifetime Achievement Award, Kanara Saraswat (2021) are some of them.

Dr. Kamat established the Kamat Memorial Foundation in memory of her late husband, KLKamat.