T. Gururajachar comes from a respectable & cultured Jahagirdar family. The 5th of the Six children to Sri Krishnachar and Smt. Rukminibai was born on 13th of October 1946 in Teggihal village of Kushtagi Taluk of present Koppal District. His ancestors were Sanskrit & Kannada Scholars and some of them were Bhajan Singers. Naturally he inherits these qualities. His chief interests are “Literature & Music”.
He is the author of ‘Bhava Bindu’ a collection of poems and ‘Changi Cheluve’ a travelogue about Singapore, which he has published from his own Kanakashree Prakashana. He has been awarded “Attimabbe Prashasti” for his travelogue Changi Cheluve for the year 2008 by Attimabbe Pratishthana, Bengaluru. There was also a Radio talk on the same book by Akashavani, Gulbarga. Shortly he is going to publish a book on music which will be unique with amazing new concepts.
He worked as a Teacher for 33 years in V.D.H.L Girls High School, which is an aided institution at Bellary and retired in the year 2004. Though a disciplinarian at the same time he was affectionate towards his students and always cared for their welfare and progress. This did not go unnoticed by the department which conferred on him ‘The District Best Teacher Award’ for the year 2004. As a profound and an ardent lover of Classical Music in particular and other all sorts of Music in general he has the privilege of acting as a Judge for a number of music competitions. The knowledge gained as a voracious reader of literature has also made him the most sought after anchor for various literary and cultural events. He feels fortunate for having attended innumerable prestigious concerts held at different places in which a host of artists of national and international repute performed. He was the treasurer of ‘Swara Sangama’ a cultural Association of Bellary formed by music loving friends which organized nearly 90 music programmes in a period of 11 years. His interview in ‘Belagu’ programme in Chandana channel of Bengaluru Dooradarshana Kendra was telecasted on 1.8.2006. With his wife Smt. Padma he has paid 7 visits to Singapore and one visit to Malaysia and Thailand each.
Sri T.Gururajachar has participated in many kavi ghoshtis;
* 73rd Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana Shimoga (2006),
* Hampi Utsav (2005), Akhila Bharata Kannada Samskritika Sammelana in Bombay (2006),
* Singara Utsava – 2010 in Singapore,
* Konkani, Kannada Sahitya – Samskriti Sambhrama Kavigoshthi at Hospet,
* Akhila Karnataka Bahu Bhasha Kavi Sammelana held at Koppal,
* Dasara Muktaka – Chutuku Kavigoshti at Mysore,
* Bellary & Raichur Zilla Kannada Sahitya Sammelanaas.
He has won prizes in many state level & Dist. Level poem’s competitions. He has also bagged many awards for his literary & cultural works.
* ‘Bendre Kavya Prashasti –2008’ by Gramantara Buddhi Jeevigala Balaga of K.R.Nagar Tq Mysore Dt.
* ‘Kavyashree Prashasti’ of Kannada Taluku Sahitya parishat Ghataka Mandya and Department of Kannada and Culture Mandya.
* ‘Bhargava Prashasti – 2011’ by Sangeeta Bharathi Hospet
Smt. Padma is working as a High School Teacher. She is equally interested in Literature and is a good anchor. She has proved the proverb ‘Behind the Success of every man there is a woman’ which holds good in his case. Smt. Padma and Sri T.Gururajachar have a daughter and a son. Daughter Vijayashree is an Engineering Graduate who married to Mr. Rajesh Kanchi, a software Engineer in Singapore. They have a son by name Nikhil and a daughter by name Nikhita. This family has been in Singapore for the last 8 years. T. Sandeep the son of T. Gururajachar possesses M.Sc Biotechnology Post Graduation and presently is working in Mumbai.