I don’t remember when I read ‘Karvalo’ for the first time, that was more than 11-12 years ago. After finishing the book, for the next week I was contending myself on the book whether it’s a fiction or a true story. Over next few years, I’ve read the same book countless number of time. Just that one book made me a fan of Poorna Chandra Tejaswi.
Later, I got hold of his other works – ‘Jugari Cross’, ‘Chidambara Rahasya’, ‘Huliyoorina Sarahaddu’, ‘Abachoorina Post Office’, ‘Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu’ and ‘Annana Nenapu’, about Kuvempu, his father and well known poet & writer. I liked the way of his writing style. Each and every book made me a great fan of him. PooChanTe was also an avid photographer, environmentalist and also a birdwatcher.
Alas, bad news came in the after noon that Poorna Chandra Tejaswi is no more. He died due to heart-attack in his residence in Moodigere. My long pending dream of meeting him Attracted by his writing and his other interests I wanted to meet him in person. That was one long pending dream/work. But its gonna stay as a dream 🙁
RIP, Sir. Its a huge loss to all Kannadigas and the Kannada literature