Masti Venkatesha Iyengar Writer

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.

Personal facts

PseudonymSrinivasa Maasti
Birth dateJune 06, 1891
Birth place
Karnataka , Malur , Kolar district , Mysore State , Presidencies and provinces of British India
Nationality
India
Date of deathJune 06, 1986
Place of death
India , Karnataka , Bangalore , Mysore

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Writer

influenced by
Mahatma Gandhi
movement
Kannada literature

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