Nagesh Hegde - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Graduate from IIT and JNU. Was teaching MSc students on Environment at Nainital University. Joined Prajavani and Sudha (Deccan Herald Group) as Feature Writer. He has been writing a fortnightly column for Prajavani for the past 35 years. His writings in Kannada have become textbook lessons from Primary School to various Universities in Karnataka. He has received highest awards in Journalism and Literature in Karnataka. He is also a recipient of Rajyotsava award. Post retirement he has been teaching PG Diploma journalism students on topics like Environment, Health, Development and allied subjects. He has been producing magazines, wall papers, posters, books, songs and pamphlets on ecology and environment for children. Plays and stories written by him have been staged in many schools. His scripts are used in production of two feature films in Kannada.