G. Venkatasubbiah, Indian Writer
Also known as G. V. he was a prolific Kannada writer, grammarian, editor, lexicographer, and critic. He is credited for compiling over eight dictionaries, authoring four seminal works on dictionary science in Kannada, editing over sixty books, and publishing several papers. He bagged the Kannada Sahitya Akademi Award and the Pampa Award. His work Igo Kannada is a socio-linguistic dictionary which encompasses an eclectic mix of Kannada phrases, usages, idioms, phrases, and serves as a reference for linguists and sociologists alike.