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LakshmanLakshman (1957?2017) was from Kathriguppe, a village in South Bengaluru Taluk. His parents Muthappa and Venkatamma were daily-wage labourers. He studied in the Government Primary School in Kathruguppe and the Government Boys Middle School in Basavanagudi and completed his studies at the Government Fort High School, Chamarajapet, residing at the Shri Narasimharaja Hostel, Chamarajapet. He was a second division clerk at HKED Veerendra Patil Pre-University College since 1980.
As a social activist, he served as general secretary, Karnataka Dalit Sangarsha Samiti, founder member and national vice president of Karnataka Vimochana Ranga and founder president of Jaathi Vinaashaka Vedhike.
As a writer, he has many collections of poems, short stories and two novels to his credit. The novels Jadimale and Badhuku have been translated into Tamil. Some of the awards he has received are: Rashtrakavi Kuvempu Award (2003), Dr Ambedkar Fellowship National Award (2006) and Karnataka Keerthi Kalasa State Award (2007).