Kuvempu a professor with a difference.I was hoping someone would raise a thread on today google doodle. It's a fantastic image of a dignified person clad in white writing with the lush green landscape in the background. Friends, today's google doodle depicts a famous son of Karnataka who is still a literary giant in the state's rich heritage of intellectuals. Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa or KuVemPu (29-12-1904 to 11-11-1994), is one of the greatest poets the land has seen. He took upon himself to popularise mother tongue in the state via education in Kannada. He had no bias on caste and started the Insitute of Kannada Studies. He has been awarded the Jananapith and Padma Vibushan awards during his lifetime. Indian postal services have issued a stamp featuring him in 1997 and this year too.