churumuri records with deep regret the passing away of the rebel without a pause, K. Ramdas, in Mysore this morning. He was 65 years old. Ramdas, a former Kannada professor at the Maharaja’s College, was part of a famous triumvirate of P. Lankesh and Poornachandra Tejaswi, and his death comes barely three months after the demise of Tejaswi. Ramdas had been a chain smoker for 45 years and he had only recently been diagnosed with cancer.

Photograph by G.N. Mohan