Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar

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Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar
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Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar
Born Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar
1904
Hassan, Karnataka, India.
Died 1991 (aged 86–87)
Pen name Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar
Occupation Writer
Nationality Indian
Notable works Namma Oorina Rasikaru,Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu,Amerikadalli Goruru
Children Ramachandra

Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar (1904–1991), popularly known as Goruru, was a Kannada writer; well known for his humour and satire.

Early life[edit]

Goruru Ramaswami Iyengar was born at "Goruru" in Hassan district of Karnataka in 1904.

Career[edit]

Goruru Ramaswami Iyengar was influenced by Indian Independence Movement and became a staunch follower of Mahatma Gandhi. He was jailed by the British administration in 1942 for 2 months for his participation in the Quit India Movement and in 1947. His son Ramachandra became a martyr for the same cause in 1947.

After Independence in (1947), Goruru worked in the Khadi Board Industries. He began writing early in life with the celebrated books HALLIYA CHITRAGALU (1930) and NAMMA OORINA RASIKARU (1932). His "Amerikadalli Goruru" 1979, is a satirical travalogue of a true Indian in United States. It fetched him the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1981.[1] His short story Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu (true event based) was made into a Kannada movie of the same name by noted director Siddhalingaiah in 1975. Novels HEMAVATI and URVASHI were also made into movies. His travelogue was made into a television series. His other works include Rasaphala, Namma Oorina Rasikaru, Putta mallige, Hemavathi and Garudagambada Dasayya, MERAVANIGE.He was nominated to Karnataka Legislative council in 1952 in recognition of his literary contributions. In 1971 he was a recipient of Honorary doctorate from the University of Mysore.

Death[edit]

Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar died in 1991 at the age of 87. His birth centenary was celebrated in 2005.[2] His memoirs of his childhood days, Goruru Avara Balyada Atma Kathe was published posthumously.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Karnataka News : Tumkur University to help build Gandhi Bhavan". The Hindu. 2005-05-13. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 
  3. ^ "Friday Review Bangalore / Book Watch : Top 10 books of the week". The Hindu. 2007-03-23. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 

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