honours degree in English from Central College at Bengaluru
Master of Arts degree in English from Maharaja's College, Mysore
Biography an Indian poet, fiction writer, playwright, translator, screenplay writer and journalist who wrote in the Kannada language. He was also an award-winning film director. He is generally regarded as the most radical, outspoken and socially committed intellectual of the great Navya triumvirate of him, Poornachandra Tejaswi and U.R. Ananthamurthy.
Lankesh died in his bed on 25 January 2000 of a heart attack. He was 65 years old. His funeral was attended by thousands of people from all over Karnataka, an attendance comparable only with those of Kuvempu and Dr.Rajkumar.