Maa Naa Chowdappa

Journalist, Author

1909 –

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Who is Maa Naa Chowdappa?

Journalist, broadcaster and Author Maa.Naa. Chowdappa was born in 1909 July.

Chowdappa completed his intermeidate in Mysore. During his Student days he developed an interest in Literature, Radio Broadcasting and theater under influence of his Guru Naa. Kasturi.

Chowdappa started his career at Akashavani, Mysore and Madras. Later Chowdappa was associated with B.N Gupta in launching and editing Prajamatha. During the pre-independence days, the erstwhile Mysore kingdom was under the control of the British and Prajamatha was banned for its pro notionalistic stance. At this juncture Chowdappa shifted to Hubli and pubilished Prajamatha from there.

Chowdappa worked for Samyukta Karnataka and was the first editor of Vakchitra. He also worked for Kathanjali and other publications. Later he joined Bangalore station of All India Radio as a co-producer for features and worked till 1969.

Post retirement, Chowdappa worked for Congress Sandesha. In 1972, Shri Devaraj Urs, The then Chief Minister of Karnataka invited Chowdappa to be his press secretary. Chowdappa also got an invitation from writer Niranjana to be one of the editors for Gnana Gangothri. Passion for Literature and History made Chowdappa to choose the encyclopedia project instead of being a presee Secretary to the Chief Minister.

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on July 23, 2013


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