Poornachandra: The moon has set forever

April 6, 2007

Pic: Courtesy Churumuri/KPN

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.

The bad news on Good Friday is that the full moon has set forever.

Also read:
Sampada – Audio Podcast of interview with PoornaChandra Tejaswi
K P Poornachandra Tejaswi is dead
A humanist who reminded you of Thoreau
‘A famous son who forged his own identity’


4 Responses to “Poornachandra: The moon has set forever”

  1. TSSM Says:

    ‘mareyalaadeete poorna chand(r)ana,
    rashtrakaviya kandana
    midiyuthirali rasikara spandana’

  2. He always lives thru the characters he created…
    He would be remembered as a “dAri dEpa” by every nature enthusiast in Karnataka.

    Hats off to this famous SON of Kannada’s SUN.
    Let his soul rest with eternity.

  3. praneshachar Says:

    nijavagalu mana midiutide
    let the departed soul rest in peace
    silent tributes to sri tejaswi

  4. greatunknown Says:

    Tejaswi Sir will remain alive through his work; inspiring generations of readers.
    For here was a man who, departing, left behind footprints on the sands of time.

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