Masti Venkatesha Iyengar

Masti Venkatesha Iyengar (1891–1986), fourth amongst the eight Jnanpith writers in Kannada, Iyengar has been acclaimed mainly as a short story writer, using the pen name of “Srinivasa”. He authored 137 books, including 17 in English. His stories were underlined with pathos, underplayed satire and dealt with the working classes and till today remain unparalleled.