Friends of BLF - Bangalore Literature Festival

Friends of BLF is a group of individuals who firmly believe that the city comes alive in its public spaces, in its arts and culture events that foster meaningful dialogue, enriching discussions and healthy debates; a group whose support has laid the foundation for an independent, community-funded literary event that the city of Bangalore can be proud of and can claim as ‘nammadu‘. Their support came at a time when we needed it the most – at the start, and it continues to grow each year – anchoring every successive edition.

Friends of BLF help create – with their generosity, energy and time – this world of words.

Where readers and writers come together
Where literature goes live and everyone listens 
With a stake in the festival you are forever a part of it.

We seek your support – in the past Friends of BLF have donated between INR 50,000 to INR 5 lacs to make this collective dream a reality and anchor the Festival. Come, join us. Become a Friend of BLF and a friend of literature.

Friends of BLF over the years (in alphabetical order):

  • A. Arumugam
  • Abhay Jain
  • Abhishek Poddar
  • Ajit Isaac
  • Akila Krishnakumar
  • Ananth Narayanan
  • Anil Menon
  • Anjum Jung
  • Anuradha Hegde
  • Aroon Raman
  • Arvind Lakshmikumar
  • Aprameya Radhakrishna
  • Ashish Gumashta
  • Ashwin Paul
  • Bharati Jacob
  • Bhavish Agarwal
  • Biren Das
  • B. Nagesh
  • Chitranjan Dar
  • C. K. Sharma
  • Deepika Mogilishetty
  • D. Kalyanaraman
  • Dilip James
  • Dilip Panicker
  • Dilip Surana
  • Dinesh Himatsingka
  • Diwakar Gupta
  • D. N. Prahlad
  • Deeksha Dinesh
  • Ferose V. R.
  • Ferzaan Engineer
  • Gitanjali Maini
  • Gitanjali & Vikram Kirloskar
  • Gopal Srinivasan
  • Govind Iyer
  • G. Raghunandan
  • Hari Marar
  • Hema Hattangady
  • Hema Ravichandar
  • Irfan Razack
  • Isaac Mathai
  • Jacob Mathew
  • Jaithirth Rao
  • Jyotsna Suri
  • K. Dinesh
  • K. Vaidyanath
  • K. N. Shanth Kumar
  • K. P. Balaraj
  • K. P. Balasubramaniam
  • K. R. Ramamoorthy
  • Karthik Mahalingam
  • Kavita Manish Sabharwal
  • Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
  • Kiron Shah
  • Kishore Pinpati
  • Kris Gopalakrishnan
  • Lakshmi & Ishwar
  • Lathika Pai
  • M. Lakshminarayan
  • M. Murali
  • M. R. Jaishankar
  • Madan Padaki
  • Meeta Malhotra
  • Mekin Maheshwari
  • Mukesh Bansal
  • Mukesh Singh
  • Mukesh Sud
  • Murlidhar Suryanarayan
  • Nandan Kamath
  • Narayan Ramachandran
  • Naresh Ponappa
  • Neeraj Sagar
  • Nithin Kamath
  • N. S. Pathasarathy
  • Padmaja Alaganandan
  • Pradeep Kar
  • Pradeep Singh
  • Prashanth Prakash
  • Prateeti Ballal
  • Phyllis Savage
  • Rajeev Sawhney
  • Rajesh Nath
  • Rajiv Mody
  • Ranjan Pai
  • Ramani Sastri
  • Raoul Chitiappa
  • Rashmi Guha
  • Rathna Pravin Rao
  • Renuka Deepak Padaki
  • Rohini Nilekani
  • Rostow Ravanan
  • S. D. Shibulal
  • S. Sampath
  • Sachin Bansal
  • Sagar Muthappa
  • Samir Kumar
  • Samit Ghosh
  • Sandeep Singhal
  • Sandhya Vasudevan
  • Sangeeta Mahendran
  • Sangita Jindal
  • Sanjay Anandaram
  • Sashi Rajamani
  • Sejal Gulati
  • Sharad Bairathi
  • Sharath Ganapathy
  • Shrey Agarwal
  • Siddharth Raja
  • Smita Patel
  • S. N. Agarwal
  • Sridhar Poddar
  • Srikanth Iyer
  • Srinivasa Rao
  • Sriram Srinivasan
  • Srividya Prakash
  • Subba Telidevara
  • Subbiah Yadalam
  • Sudha Murty
  • Sudhir Rao
  • Sujata Kelkar Shetty
  • Sukumar Srinivas
  • Suraj Moraje
  • Sunil Chainani
  • Sushil Premchand
  • Susmita Bagchi
  • Thommem Ollapally
  • T. V. Mohandas Pai
  • T. V. Ramaswamy
  • Usha K. R.
  • Vasanth Bharadwaj
  • Vasudeva Rao
  • Venk Krishnan
  • Vijay Rayapati
  • Vijay Sood
  • Vikram Vishwanath
  • Vivek Chandy
  • Vivek Kumar
  • Yasmeen Premji

Bangalore Literature Festival is registered as a non-profit trust. All donations to us are eligible for deductions under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Please get in touch if you would like to contribute and support us.