Mysuru, July 4:- Samarpana Educational Trust of the city observed the 116th birth anniversary of renowned writer Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar under Tingala Tirulu event on Saturday (July 4).
Kannada professor (retired) of Maharaja Evening College and writer Dr K Anantharamu inaugurated the event.
“Dr Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar gave a new dimension to Kannada prose. He is one of the important writers of Navodaya era of Kannada literature. He left school as he was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and joined freedom movement,” he said.
“He travelled across the nation to make public know creative and developmental works of Mahatma Gandhi. He stayed back in his village and involved in literature. He wrote in all forms, including story, novel, biography. He enriched essays in Kannada,” Dr Anantharamu added.
“He actively participated in ‘Chalejao movement’ and was jailed for it. He was also made a member of Legislative Council after independence. He supported the formation of united Karnataka,” he added.
Treasurer of Samarpana Trust Rajendra Prasad Honnalagere, M S Balasubramanyam, thinker Krishna Maharaj, social worker N Eshwar and others were present. (MR/GK)