D. K. Chowta

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Darbe Krishnananda Chowta
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Born1 June 1938
Kerala, India
Died19 June 2019 (aged 81)
Bengaluru, India

Darbe Krishnananda Chowta (1 June 1938 – 19 June 2019)[1] was an Indian businessman, writer, artist, and theatre personality.[2] At the time of his death he was the general secretary of the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath[3][4] a position he had also served in previously.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Dr. D. K. Chowta was born in Darbhe Meeyappadau, near Manjeshwar, Kerala in a Tulu speaking Bunt family.[2] He has two children, Sandeep Chowta (a musician) and Prajna Chowta (an ethnographer).[7]


After completing his postgraduate studies in economics from Bombay University, Chowta spent several years of his life in Ghana, Nigeria and London.[2] He returned to Bangalore and involved himself in industry, exports, country clubs and various businesses, which resulted in the establishment of companies such as M/S Power Gear Ltd., M/S P.C. Exports and Sun Valley Club. M/S P.C. Exports has been awarded by the Exports Promotion Council five times. Along with his business activities, he was involved in all types of social services. Under his presidency, the Bunts Sangha Bangalore held a World Bunts Convention in 1995.


Dr. Chowta writes under the pen name of Ananda Krishna.[2] Among Chowta's literary works, Kariyavajjerena Kathekkulu and Plilipathigadasu, a drama, received awards from the Karnataka Government's Tulu Sahithya Academy.[8] His other works include Pattu Pajjelu, Darmettimaye, Uri Ushnada Maye and Mittabailu Yamunakka.[5] He has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Mangalore University.[5]


  1. "Mangaluru: Veteran theatre personality, author Dr D K Chowta passes away". Archived from the original on 21 June 2019. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Praveen Shivashankar (25 October 2013). "Keeping Tulu close to heart" (Friday Review). The Hindu. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  3. "Executive Committee Members". Chitrakala Parishath. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  4. Muralidhar Khajane (24 April 2014). "Chitrakala Parishath set to revive leather puppetry". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Special Correspondent (29 April 2011). "Honorary doctorate for Bannanje, D.K. Chowta, Ajai Kumar Singh". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  6. Anuradha Vellat (29 January 2014). "A coffee book table on art". Deccan Herald. Bangalore. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  7. Savitha Karthik (28 October 2010). "May we have the trumpets please". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  8. Staff Correspondent (19 March 2011). "Chowta, Shantharam get Tulu academy awards". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 12 April 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2012.

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