K. S. Bhagwan
S.Bhagawan(born 14 July 1945) is an Indian rationalist, Kannada writer, translator, and retired professor. In addition to his works on Hinduism, Indian culture and history he has translated the works of William Shakespeare including Julius Caesar and Hamlet. He is a recipient of many awards including the Rajyotsava Award, Kuvempu Award, and the Lokayata Award. Police case FIR also filed against him for hurting religious sentiments. At an event in Mysore on 15 February 2015, Bhagawan said that he would burn certain pages of the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita. He said that verse 32 and 33 in chapter 9 of the scripture describes women, vaishyas, and shudras as “sinners”. Following the murder of another Kannada writer and rationalist M. M. Kalburgi and a Bajrang Dal troll’s threat that Bhagawan would be the next target for mocking Hinduism.