He was a lecturer in Sharadavilas and St. Philomena Colleges in Mysore and in Kumta college. Later on he was a principal in Poornaprajna college in Udupi and Lal Bahadur Shastri College in Sagar. He also occupied the positions of the director of the National Book Trust and was a research fellow in Simla's National Institute of Advanced Studies.
Apart from being the President of the 51st Kannada Sahitya Sammelana, he has been the recipient of the following awards.
As an editor of the "SAkshi" magazine, he was a guide to the "hosa samvedane" and "hosa abhivyakti" (New expression) techniques. (abhivyakti=expression, samvedane= ?)
Translated from an article in the Vishwa Kannada magazine.