Birth – 7th January 1916, Nadehalli, Karnataka
Guruparampara- Thirunarayana Iyengar and Krishna Sastry
Bahubalivijayam (a Historical play, 1980) and Ekacakram (a mythological play, 1990); Guruparemitracaritam (1969) and Gommatesvarasuprabhatam (1981), and Gommatesa-pancakam.
Kannada Works: Bhasantarapatha (1949), Laukika-nyayagalu (1959), Hosagannada Vyakarana, Valmikimunigala Hasyapravrtti, Varadahalli Sridhara Swamigalu, Sri Kamacandra (in the light of Bhasa, Kalidasa and Bhavabhuti, 1982), Suktivyapti (1991, Upanisattina Kathegalu (1993).
Translated works: Valmikiramayana, Amarakosa (1970), Viduraniti (1973), the Xth Skandha of Srimad-bhagavata (1978), Srivisnupurana (1986), Vyasatatparyanirnaya, Srtisarasamuddharana of Totakacarya, Brahma-kanda of Vakyapadiyam and Pancadasi of Vidyaranya.
Edited works : Bhagavan¬namavali, Subhasitamanjari and Srichamarajoktivilasaramayana.
Honors received – He is a recipient of Karnatak State Award, President’s Certificate of Honour, Chunchasri Prasasti of Âdichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana and the title Mahamahopadhyaya of Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Tirupati