Kuppali Puttappa Poornachandra Tejaswi (September 18, 1938 – April 5, 2007) was a prominent Kannada writer and novelist who made a great impession in “Navya” period of Kannada literature.
At early stages of his writing career, Tejaswi wrote poems but later concentrated on short stories, novels and essays. Poorna Chandra Tejaswi had a distinguished style of writing which heralded a new era in Kannada literature.
He had penned more than 40 books, including many on science and birds of Western Ghats. His books ‘Karvalu’ and ‘Chidambara Rahasya’ had bagged the Kendra Sahitya Academy and Kannada Sahitya Academy awards respectively.
Films were made based on his books like ‘Abachurina Post Office’ and ‘Tabarana Kathe’. Tejaswi, a trendsetter in the 20th century Kannada writing, was an ornithologist and photographer. A simple man by nature, he had declined nomination to the Karnataka Upper House.
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