Masti Venkatesha Iyengar, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Masti Venkatesha Iyengar

Indian writer

Date of Birth: 06-Jun-1891

Place of Birth: Malur, Karnataka, India

Date of Death: 06-Jun-1986

Profession: writer

Nationality: India

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Masti Venkatesha Iyengar

  • Maasthi Venkatesha 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, 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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