Masti Venkatesha Iyengar

Masti Venkatesha Iyengar
1891 - 1986

Masti Venkatesha Iyengar  Indian


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First Name Masti
Middle Name Venkatesha
Last Name Iyengar
Age 95 (age at death) years
Birthday 6th June, 1891
Birthplace Hongenahalli, Malur taluk, Kolar district, Karnataka
Died 6th June, 1986
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Nationality Indian
Occupation Text District Commissioner, Professor, Writer
Music Genre (Text) Fiction

Maasthi Venkatesa Iyengar (6 June 1891 – 6 June 1986) was a well-known writer in Kannada language. He was the fourth among Kannada writers to be honored with the Jnanpith Award, the highest literary honor conferred in India. He was popularly referred to as Maasti Kannadada Aasti which means Maasti is Kannada's Treasure. He is most renowned for his short stories. He wrote under the pen name Srinivasa. He was honoured with the title Rajasevasakta by then Maharaja of Mysore Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadeyar.

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