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M. K. Indira

M. K. Indira

Known For: Writing


Malooru Krishnarao Indira (Kannada: ಮಾಳೂರು ಕೃಷ್ಣರಾವ್ ಇಂದಿರ; 5 January 1917 – 15 March 1994) was a well-known Indian novelist in the Kannada language. She has written novels like Phaniyamma which has won various prestigious awards. She started writing novels at the age of forty-five. Some of her novels have been made into movies.

Early Life

Indira was born on 5 January 1917 to T. Suryanarayana Rao, a prosperous agriculturist and Banashankaramma in Thirthahalli, in the erstwhile Kingdom of Mysore of British India. Her native village was Narasimharajapura in Chikmagalur district. Her formal education lasted for seven years before she got married at the age of twelve to M. Krishna Rao. She studied Kannada poetry and also had a good knowledge of Hindi literature. As said in one of her books Indira met renowned writer Triveni when she was in Mandya.Triveni appreciated her writing skills which motivated her to write stories and novels and publish them in print media. She ventured into writing novels at a late age of forty-five. She died at the age of 77. M K Indira is younger sister of renowned journalist T S Ramachandra Rao, better known as TSR of Choobaana (ಛೂಬಾಣ) fame.

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