Well-known writer Poornachandra Tejaswi, who passed away in 2007, was a photographer, ornithologist, publisher, painter, environmentalist, playwright and litterateur. Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat (CKP) and other organisations are celebrating his 75th birth anniversary from September 8, with a series of cultural programmes.

Tejaswi-75, the week-long programme, will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on the parishat premises.

Jnanpith recipient writer Chandrashekar Kambar will release Kaadu Mattu Krourya, which Tejaswi wrote as a 24-year-old in 1962. Environmentalist Nagesh Hegde and CKP president B.L. Shankar are expected to attend.

According to Mr. Shankar on Thursday, art work on environment protection by various artists as well as photographs by Tejaswi will be displayed on Monday. Playwright K. Marulasiddappa will release Tejaswi Parisara Katha Prasanga, published by Navakarnataka Publications, on Tuesday.

Critic M.S. Ashadevi will speak on Tejaswi on Wednesday.

Poetry reading on environmental issues has been organised on Thursday. Poet H.S. Shivaprakash will chair the session. Tejaswi Nota, a short film festival, is lined up for Saturday. Hai Tejaswi by G.N. Mohan and Dinesh Kumar, Tejaswi Mayaloka by Krupakar-Senani and Tejaswi Innilla by G.N. Mohan will be featured at the festival.

Plays by Tejaswi and plays based on his works will be staged at Ravindra Kalakshetra every evening at 6 p.m. These include Karvalo (Tuesday), Jugari Cross (Wednesday) and Yamala Prashne (Thursday).

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