Birth – 1st August, 1919
Shastras – Sahitya and Shakti Vishistadvaita
Mādarachanna (a play), Stotrasamgrahah – anthology of devotional verses.
A prolific writer in Kannada he has contributed to Kannada literature by several works in prose and poetry and many biogra¬phies.
Critical works: Srikarabhashya in two volumes and editions of Mundakopanishad and Kaivalyopanishad with Sadāsivabhāshyam, Renukāgītābhāshya, Vīraśaivāgama-prayogaratnam, Srīkarabhāshyam, Catuhsūtrī etc.
He has also edited two works – Darśanadīpti (1973) and Bhāratīya-darśana (1975).
Aasthānavidvān by Maharaja of Mysore (1946), Karnatak State Award (1979) Sāhityaratna from Suttut Mutt, Sivatattvacintāratna from Brihanmath of Chitradurg, Vidyāvāridhi from Murusavira Mutt of Hubli, Sivādvaitabhūshana from Jagadguru of Rambhāpuri.