A. N. Murthy Rao

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A.N. Murthy Rao
© Kamat's Potpourri
© Kamat's Potpourri
Born (1900-06-16)16 June 1900
Akkihebbalu, Mandya district, Karnataka
Died 23 August 2003(2003-08-23) (aged 103)
Occupation Professor, Writer
Nationality India
Genre Fiction
Literary movement Navodaya

Akkihebbalu Narasimha Murthy Rao (16 June 1900—23 August 2003) was a Kannada author.


Born at Akkihebbalu in (Mandya District), he studied in Mysore and later taught English at Mysore University.[citation needed] He was the first Director of Kannada and Culture Department of the Karnataka Government and also presided over the 56th All India Kannada Sahitya Sammelana held in 1984.[citation needed]

Though popular for his atheistic thoughts and writings, he has also written dramas, short stories and in addition headed a couple of government assignments. He was the first director of the Kannada & Sanskriti Department, spearheaded by Kengal Hanumanthaiah.[citation needed]


  • AaShaDhaBhoothi (Translation of Molière's drama)
  • Devaru:[1]
  • aleyuva mana:
  • Aparavayaskana America Yatre
  • sanjegaNNina hinnOTa(Aftersights in the Evening)