N. Ponnappa

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N. Ponnappa is an Indian cartoonist, working in Bangalore. His daily cartoon Offside is a regular feature of the local Times of India. He contributes to the Economic Times and his cartoons have also been featured in Midday in Mumbai over the past 17 years.[1]

Ponnappa was born in Mangalore in 1948. His early education was in Mangalore, Pune and Chennai. He graduated as an architect and went to Chicago for higher studies.[2] A self-taught cartoonist, he began to publish cartoons in his college magazine.[3] He had an eleven-year stint from 1970 to 1981 as an architect in Chennai, Delhi, and Lagos, before he turned into a cartoonist.[3] He settled down in Bangalore in 1982 and has since then, had a career as a freelance cartoonist.

Ponnappa is the grandson of Nadikerianda Chinnappa, the compiler of the Pattole Palome (see:Kodava).

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