Poornachandra Tejaswi was an Indian writer and novelist, popular amongst the readers and viewers for his work in movies like Abachoorina Post Office, Kubi Mattu Iyala, Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu, Tabaran Kathe and his other literary works. Mostly known for his pre-dominant involvement in the Kannada literature, writing novels, short stories dramas, and pieces of criticism, he made a significant impression in the Navya period and inaugurated the Bandaya movement. Born on 8th September 1938 in Kupalli, Shivamogga, Karnataka, Tejaswi was the son of Rashtrakavi Kuvempu.

He completed his graduation from the Maharaj College of Mysore, which was one of the top colleges in India. Tejaswi was married to Rajshwari and the couple gave birth to two daughters, named Eshanye and Susmitha, who are both software professionals. At a very early age, he stepped out from the shadow of his father and built a name for himself when he got the Best Story Award for his short story titled Linga Banda, published in the Prajavani Kannada newspaper. After finishing his education, Tejaswi moved to Mudigere taluk of Chikmagalur to establish himself as a writer.

Tejaswi was a humble person with a fondness for food and a great appetite. Some of the awards that he won during his career are Sahitya Academy Award, Karnataka Sahitya Academy Honorary Award for Lifetime Achievement, Rajyotsava award, Pampa Award, Karnataka State Film Award, etc. Apart from movies and novels, he also wrote for TV shows like Jugari Cross, Yamala Prashne, Parisarada Kathe, Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu, Maayamruga, etc.

His biography, named Annana Nenapu describes his relationship with his father and the bond that he shared with his family. As a great contribution to the Kannada literature, he has also translated many books and novels in English to Kannada. On 5th April 2007, Tejaswi lost his life due to a cardiac arrest at his farmhouse in Chikmagalur."