Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar

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Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar
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Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar
Born Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar
Gorur, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
Died 1991 (aged 86–87)
Bangalore, India
Pen name Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar
Occupation Writer
Nationality Indian
Notable works Namma Oorina Rasikaru,Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu,Amerikadalli Goruru
Children 3 sons Ramachandra, Govindaraju, Seetharam one daughter Vasantha

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.His father Srinivas Iyengar and mother Lakshamma


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 travelogue of a true Indian in United States. It fetched him the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1981.[1] His short story "Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu" (based on true events) was made into a Kannada movie of the same name by noted director S. Siddalingaiah in 1975. Novels Hemavathi 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 an Honorary doctorate from the University of Mysore.

A road in Rajajinagar, Bangalore is named after him.


Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar died in 1991,september 28 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]


  1. ^ [1] Archived 31 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Karnataka News : Tumkur University to help build Gandhi Bhavan". The Hindu. 13 May 2005. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 
  3. ^ "Friday Review Bangalore / Book Watch : Top 10 books of the week". The Hindu. 23 March 2007. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 

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