Kuvempu breathed his last on 10th November 1999. The hearts of Kannada people cried. Thousands of people from all over the state queued up in front of Udayaravi to pay last respects to their revered poet-philosopher. His mortal remains were then taken to KuppaLi. He was cremated there with full state honours.
[Picked from Shri K. C. Shiva Reddy's book - Ugada Kavi (Poet of the Era). Translated to english by Shri R Vijayaraghavan]