Dr Narahalli Balasubramanya

Dr Narahalli Balasubramanya is a well-known critic and columnist in Kannada, writing since the past four decades. He is one of the eminent literary opinion makers in the state. He served as the regional representative of the Central Sahitya Academy for five years and contributed immensely towards building a bridge between Kannada and other Indian languages and English. He pioneered a trend of writing on complete works of authors in Kannada. It began with his PhD thesis of celebrated Kannada poet K S Narasihma Swamy. He has written several books on the complete works of Kuvempu, GS Shivarudrappa and many other poets and authors. He has to his credit prestigious awards including GS Shivarudrappa Award for Literary Criticism, Kuvempu Award, Sahitya Academy Award and many more.