Hubballi September 01, 2015: ‘Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) had strongly condemned the murder of eminent scholar Dr MM Kalburgi and the organisation demanded earliest arrest of the culprits’ said Aravinda Rao Deshpande, RSS Pranth Karyavah of Karnataka Uttara.
“The news of assassination of eminent scholar Dr MM Kalburgi was heavily shocking. RSS condemns this assassination. Dr MM Kalburgi was an epitome of simplicity. He was known for his simple living and high thinking. We express deep condolences” said RSS Pranth Karyavah Aravind Rao Deshpande.
On Sunday of August 30th 2105, Dr MM Kalburgi was shot dead at his residence in Dharwad. Dr Malleshappa Madivalappa Kalburgi (28 November 1938 – 30 August 2015) was an Indian scholar of Vachana sahitya (Vachana literature) and academic who served as the Vice-Chancellor of Kannada University in Hampi. He was awarded the National Sahitya Akademi award in 2006 for Marga 4, a collection of his research articles. He was also a noted epigraphist of Kannada.