Masti Venkatesha Iyengar passed away on 6th Jun 1986 aged 95.
Masti Venkatesha Iyengar is a member of the following lists: Recipients of the Sahitya Akademi Award in Kannada, Recipients of the Jnanpith Award and Kannada writers.
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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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