Novelist, poet, short-story writer, essayist, playwright, educationist, linguist.... author of over 90 books in Kannada as well as English.
M. A. (English), B.Ed. from the University of Kerala; L.T.C.L. Diploma from Trinity College, London; A.C.P. Diploma from the College of Preceptors, Oxford; Taught English for 15 years in India and 9 years in Ethiopia; Published four books in the teachingof English language, grammar and Phonetics; Published in Kannada 45 novels, 3 anthologies of short stories, 4 anthologies of essays, 2 anthologies of poems, 18 plays, and a travelogue; Published in the Tulu language a novel and a collection of poems translated from English.