Kannada Writer Na. D'Souza (Born: June 6, 1937) will be the President
of upcoming Kannada Sahithya Sammelana to be held at Madikeri in January
2014. He is one of the most popular and best writer in Kannada, has
got several awards in recognition of his contribution to Kannada
literature including Karnataka Sahithya and Central Sahithya Academy
awards. He was conferred honorary doctorate by the Kuvempu University.
He made valuable contribution of 45 novels and more than 20 short
stories including “Swargada Baagilalli Naraka”, “Hosa Kathegalu”, and
“Giliye Oh Giliye”. His plays “Devarige Dikku” and “Tabbali Mattu
Bhootada Eduru Betala” are quite popular. Besides, he has also
contributed significantly to children’s literature.