Moodabidri: Alvas Education Foundation Chairman Dr M Mohan Alva has announced that eminent Kannada writer Dr C N Ramachandran will inaugurate 14th Alvas Nudisiri literary fest which will be held from December 1 to 3 while renowned director, actor and lyricist Dr Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar will preside.
Dr C N Ramachandran
He has obtained Ph.D, Doctorate in English Literature and also holds LLB. He has served as English professor in Somalia, Saudi Arabia and America. He served as professor and department head at Mangaluru University for almost 16 years and has now retired. He has also presented papers and several essays in Delhi, San Francisco, Turkey etc. He has 10 books in Englsih to his credit and also 16 books in Kannada, ‘Sahitya Vimarshe’, ‘Taulanika Sahitya’, ‘Hosamadiya Mele Chaduranga’ to name a few. He has also translated Kannada works into English and ‘Malemadeshwara’ is one best example. He has been conferred with ‘Karnataka Rajyotsava award’, Karnataka Sahitya Academy award, Katha Prashasthi, K K Birla Fellowship award etc.
Dr Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar
Hailing from Nagathihalli in Mandya district, Indian director, actor, screenwriter and a lyricist is popularly known as Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar. He holds Ph.D in Kannada and well-known as Kannada professor. His initiative ‘Abhivyakhti Sanskrithika Vedike’ helped library, computer centres, Rangamandira and other cultural activities to flourish in his village and also inspired many.