Masti Venkatesha Iyengar

District collector,Professor,Writer
Maasthi Venkatesha Iyengar (June 6, 1891 - June 6, 1986) was a popular writer in Kannada language. He was the fourth person among eight recipients of Jnanpith Award for Kannada the highest literary honour 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 honored with the title Rajasevasakta by then Maharaja of Mysore Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadeyar.

Personal facts

Given name
Maasti Venkatesh
Family name
Iyengar
Birth date
1891-06-06
Birth place
Karnataka Kolar district Malur
Occupation
District collector Professor Writer
Death date
1986-06-06
Place of death
Bangalore
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