Dr. Vishnubhatta Padekallu

He was a professor and the principal of many institutions. He served as honorary professor at Mangalore university’s  Kannada Research Centre. He has the fame of writing Tulu Dictionaries, has been the co editor of magazines and a guide to many research scholars. He has been acclaimed author of 19 books. He has written knowledgeable articles and books about topics like Purana loka, Sahityadhyayana, Yakshagana adhyayana.He has won accolades- Sediyapu, Rama Vitala, SriKrishnanugraha,  Undemane Shikshana Poshana awards and honours from Vidwath Pratishthana. He has been felicitated in Sahitya Sammelana. He presently works in the field of Grantha adhyayana and editor of Grantha.