|Was|| Author |
|Type|| Business |
|Birth||1 June 1938|
|Death|| 19 June 2019|
(aged 81 years)
Darbe Krishnananda Chowta (1 June 1938 – 19 June 2019) was an Indian businessman, writer, artist, and theatre personality. At the time of his death he was the general secretary of the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath a position he had also served in previously.
Dr. D. K. Chowta was born in Darbhe Meeyappadau, near Manjeshwar, Kerala in a Tulu speaking Bunt family. He has two children, Sandeep Chowta (a musician) and Prajna Chowta (an ethnographer).
After completing his postgraduate studies in economics from Bombay University, Chowta spent several years of his life in Ghana, Nigeria and London. 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.
Among Chowta’s literary works, Kariyavajjerena Kathekkulu and Plilipathigadasu, a drama, received awards from the Karnataka Government’s Tulu Sahithya Academy. His other works include Pattu Pajjelu, Darmettimaye, Uri Ushnada Maye and Mittabailu Yamunakka. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Mangalore University.