Mysuru, September 5:- Alumni association of Anathalaya observed the 174th birth anniversary of Dayasagara M Venkatakrishnaiah Tathaiah at Tathaiah Park near city bus stand here on Wednesday.
“September 5 is observed as Teachers’ Day. It is also the birthday of Tathaiah. He was Rajaguru of Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar. He was a teacher to Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. The government has honoured Tathaiah by installing his statue. The alumni association of Anathalaya observes his birth anniversary every year. He is called as Balagangadhar Tilak of South and father of Kannada journalism. One of the layouts in the city should be named after him,” said social worker Raghuram Vajapayee.
“Harman Mogling started Mangalura Samachara, the first Kannada newspaper. Tathaiah started Hithabodhini, Sadhvi and other newspapers,” said Vikram Iyengar.
President of Ddistrict Brahmin Association, D T Prakash, Prof B S Sundaresh, alumni Nagaraj, Sridhar Murthy, Bhagavan, S Ravishankar, H J Suryanarayan and others were present. (MR/KS).