Noted Kannada novelist Prof Bhyrappa to interact with Guwahati scribes
Posted on March 27th, 2016

 By NJ Thakuria

Guwahati: Eminent Kannada author Professor Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa, who is widely regarded as one of modern India’s foremost novelists, will attend the ‘Guest of the Month’ program of Guwahati Press Club [GPC] on Monday [28 March 2016]. The interactive session with the Saraswati Sanman awardee is scheduled to start at GPC auditorium by 3 pm. Padma Shri Prof Bhyrappa, who is coming to Guwahati to receive the Mamoni Raisom Goswami National Literature Award 2016, constituted by Asom Sahitya Sabha, will also be felicitated by Guwahati scribes.

Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa

Born at Santeshivara village, which is around 162 km away from Bangalore, Prof Bhyrappa had to struggle for his education as his family had little resources. Lost his mother in early days, Prof Bhyrappa completed his primary education in Channarayapatna taluk and then moved  to Mysore for higher education. He briefly participated in the Indian freedom struggle when Prof Bhyrappa was around thirteen.

A doctor of Philosophy,  Prof Bhyrappa used to teach at various institutions and retired in 1991 from the Mysore Regional College of Education. He has authored twenty four novels in a career spanning more than five decades. Many of his novels were translated into other Indian languages and English. Prof Bhyrappa has been one of the bestselling authors in Kannada for past twenty five years.

Member journalists of Guwahati Press Club have been requested to participate in the program.

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