Shri Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa
Padma Shri Award (2016), Bendre National Award, Sahitya Akademi Fellowship (2015) , National Research Professor (2014), Saraswati Samman (2011), Sahitya Akademi Award (1975), Nrupatunga Award (2017) , Sri Krishnadevaraya Award (2017), Betageri Krishna Sharma Award (2014) , Vagvilasini Puraskar (2012), Nadoja Award (2011), NTR National Award (2007), Pampa Award (2005), Kannada Sahitya Academy Award (1966).
An Indian Novelist, Philosopher, Professor And Screenwriter in Kannada.
Education: Bhyrappa Attended Navodaya High School, Channarayapatna, Sharada Vilas High School, Mysore, B.A (Hons) – Philosophy (Major), At Mysore University, M.A In Philosophy As Well As Being Awarded The Gold Medal By Mysore University, Doctor Of Philosophy –Satya Mattu Soundarya (Truth And Beauty) Written In English, At Maharaja Sayajirao University Of Baroda.
Biography: S.L.Bhyrappa was Born at Santeshivara, A Village in The Channarayapatna Taluk of Hassan District, About 162 Kilometres (101 Mi) from Bangalore. He Lost his Mother and Brothers to Bubonic Plague in his Early Childhood and took on Odd Jobs to Pay for his Education. During his Childhood, He was Influenced by The Writings of Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar.
Bhyrappa Completed his Primary Education in Channarayapatna Taluk before Moving to Mysore where He Completed The Rest of his Education. In His Autobiography, Bhitti (Wall) He wrote that he took a break During his High School Education. Bhyrappa Impulsively Quit School, Following his Cousin's Advice and Wandered for a Year With him. his Sojourn Led Him to Mumbai, Where He Worked as a Railway Porter. in Mumbai He Met a Group of Sadhus and Joined Them to Seek Spiritual Solace. He wandered with them for a few Months before Returning to Mysore to Resume his Education.