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Author SL Bhyrappa to be �Guest of the Month�

By STAFF Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 27 - Eminent Kannada author Professor Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa, who is widely regarded as one of modern India�s foremost novelists, will attend the �Guest of the Month� programme of Guwahati Press Club tomorrow.

The interactive session with the Saraswati Samman awardee is scheduled to start at 3 pm.

Prof Bhyrappa, who is coming to Guwahati to receive the Mamoni Raisom Goswami National Literature Award 2016 constituted by the Asam Sahitya Sabha, will also be felicitated by the Guwahati-based scribes.

Born at Santeshivara village, about 162 km from Bangalore, Prof Bhyrappa had to struggle for his education as his family had little resources. Having lost his mother in his early days, Prof Bhyrappa completed his primary education in Channarayapatna Taluk and then moved to Mysore for higher education. He briefly participated in the Indian freedom struggle when he was about 13.

A doctor of philosophy, Prof Bhyrappa used to teach at various institutions and retired in 1991 from the Mysore Regional College of Education. He has authored 24 novels in a career spanning more than five decades. Many of his novels have been translated into other Indian languages and English.

Prof Bhyrappa has been one of the bestselling authors in Kannada for the past 25 years.

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Author SL Bhyrappa to be �Guest of the Month�

GUWAHATI, March 27 - Eminent Kannada author Professor Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa, who is widely regarded as one of modern India�s foremost novelists, will attend the �Guest of the Month� programme of Guwahati Press Club tomorrow.

The interactive session with the Saraswati Samman awardee is scheduled to start at 3 pm.

Prof Bhyrappa, who is coming to Guwahati to receive the Mamoni Raisom Goswami National Literature Award 2016 constituted by the Asam Sahitya Sabha, will also be felicitated by the Guwahati-based scribes.

Born at Santeshivara village, about 162 km from Bangalore, Prof Bhyrappa had to struggle for his education as his family had little resources. Having lost his mother in his early days, Prof Bhyrappa completed his primary education in Channarayapatna Taluk and then moved to Mysore for higher education. He briefly participated in the Indian freedom struggle when he was about 13.

A doctor of philosophy, Prof Bhyrappa used to teach at various institutions and retired in 1991 from the Mysore Regional College of Education. He has authored 24 novels in a career spanning more than five decades. Many of his novels have been translated into other Indian languages and English.

Prof Bhyrappa has been one of the bestselling authors in Kannada for the past 25 years.