He Was great in many aspects ; it requires a lot of spine to dump the president post of Oxford Press and get back to the career of Writing novels, Plays in Kannada language. It was the golden era of Kannada literature, when the writers were awarded almost 6 Jnanapeetha awards.
Apart from acting and writing, he was a great dancer too. If anyone has watched Anand Bhairavi movie can make out his dancing skills. He was participating in Yakshagana festivals as well.