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   After obtaining M.A(literature), B.Lib.Sc, and M.Lib.Sc from the University of Mysore, Started the carrier as Librarian at The National College, Bangalore during 1972 and served for 4 years. In 1976 selected as Chief Librarian in the Department of Public Libraries by KPSC and served at different cities and District Central Libraries. Finally appointed as the Director of Department of Public Libraries and served for 3½ years and retired on superannuation on 31.03.2008, after completing 32 years of service in the Department of Public libraries.

    As per the orders of Ministry of Culture, Government of India; I have been appointed as the Director General, National Library of India,Kolkata; and assumed the charge of DG on 6th November 2013.

    After retirement joined Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, Southern Regional Centre, Bangalore as Consultant  (Administration) and served for 18 months. Later joined M/S Asian Fab Tech Ltd. Bangalore, as Advisor and served for 18 months. Now serving M/S Indian Illustrated Classics, Bangalore as an Advisor from June 2011.President-Karnataka State Library Association.

    Recipient of several Awards including Karnataka Government’s Librarian Award; Kempegowda award by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara palike; Ranganathan-Koula Award,Lucknow; Indira Priyadarshini Award,Delhi: Global men Award,Doha(Khatar): Aryabhata Award etc.

   Travelled widely and visited USA, European Countries, England, Ireland, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Colombo, Egypt, Kenya, Alexandria, Hongkong, Macao.

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