B. M. Srikantaiah

(3 January 1884 - 5 January 1946 / Turuvekere taluk, Tumkur district, Karnataka / India)

B. M. Srikantaiah
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B M Srikanthaiah (or B M Shri) (Kannada: ಬಿ ಎಮ್ ಶ್ರೀಕಂಠಯ್ಯ) was one of the most influential authors, writers and translators of Kannada literature.

Early Life and Education

He was born in Sampige village, Tumkur District Gubbi taluk. He studied at Srirangapatanam and Mysore, before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from a Bangalore College and a Master of Arts degree in Madras.


He joined Maharaja College of Mysore in Mysore as a Lecturer. After completing 25 years of service there he moved to Central College in Bangalore, later Vidyaranya College under the K. E. Board in Dharwad. He was also an honorary professor at the Kannada Department ... more »

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