Krishna Burli, multi-talented & passionate Kannada Poet, Writer and Artist


Krishna Burli is Bangalore based & has done his master’s in Electrical Engineering. He has 45+ years of expertise in Insurance & Reinsurance Risk management field.

He is multi talented and is passionate about Kannada Poetry, Kannada Book publishing, Music & Art by creating a profound impact and is identified as unique differentiator by contributing to society since 1985.

He believes that there are three human Q’s, which make each human unique & exclusive, created by the mother nature.

Intelligent Quotient

Which helps in cognitive human skills & helps in learning skills for survival in life.

Emotional Quotient

These are human emotions based on individualistic feelings in life.

Spiritual or Divine Quotient

The human endurance with which an individual puts effort but adjusts with results beyond his/her control, to excel with nature’s support.

Soft skill is an important element as an individual develops & grows, by calibrating likes & dislikes, benefits & losses, emotional quotient upsurge & depressions, based on his inner instrument (Mind) with five senses of cognition & five senses of actions, resulting from moment to moment happenings.

Five Cognitive senses being eyes, ears, nose, tongue & Skin; Five Actionable senses being, Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting & touching:

“Shabda, Sparsh, Roopa, Rasa & Gandha”, meaning, “Sound(With different frequencies), Touch(With different feels), Figure(Including colors), Juice(With different taste) & Fragrance(With different smells)” these are the basics, which shapes individuals’ way of handling the input and output senses such as

  • Hearing & speaking related to sound creating a unique identity by way of communicating with others
  • Touching & getting touched thereby creating a feel of individual excellence
  • Built, personality & presentation to attract & communicate with others & to express
  • Our emotions create a juice through our glands & hormones, exclusive to our way of feelings
  • Our fragrance is bestowed by nature, like the fragrance associated with flowers, stems, trees & leaves, unique for each.

So, the soft skills depend on the way one develops the taste of above all senses & feelings based on his MIND & excels in communicating FEELINGS.

Krishna has brought the elements of Softskill and human quotients into his developments through his poetry, publishing books, music, sculpture, clay modelling, & abstract art expression through dried leaves and flowers, which has touched people with his unique differentiation attributes.

Passion for poetry & book publishing
Krishna was 12 years old, when he felt that he too could try his hands in poetry, when his school arranged a competition. Post participation, he won a prize, which encouraged him into writing. Same time, he also started sculpturing with chalk stone & sculptured GANESHA using soft clay.

The same year in the school there was an event where children were asked to prepare for a patriotic song. He was asked to lead the chorus singing a patriotic song, as the lead singer was down with fever & it eventually turned out to be a hit, this event was the perfect springboard. He was also asked to tutor the NCC & ACC groups in his school.This is how his love towards music started evolving.

When he was 30yrs, he shared his first composed poem with his wife, her reaction was that “you have copied it from somewhere”, this gave him confidence as he could sense that it had come out well.  He continued writing & published his First book on poetry “BHAAVATARANGA ” , which was hand written & electrostenciled published in 1981. The review was published in leading Newspaper “Samyukta Karnataka, Saapthahika manjari section” and was compared to D R Bendre, a Jnaanpeeth awardee.

Next book was on NIMMA VYAKTITVA rendered with “Negative feedback control system” on “Rational Emotive Therapy -improving inner lansdcape related to philosophical subject. The original Marathi book was written by K. M. Phadake.

There was no looking back after this, multiple books were published. In 2023 multiple books have been published in Kindle (Bhaavataranga, Anthakarada Karana & Marukalisidaaga)

Love towards Lyrics and music

Kannada songs composition on “Shri Guru Raghavenra swamy” Casette “ARADHANE” – Version1 was released in Year 1997.Songs were sung by Top Kannada Commercial Singers in films viz., B R Chaya, Surekha, L N Shastri and Ramesh Chandra, Composed by Balu and Sharma His Kannada songs were sung by Maharajpuram santanam, which gained immense popularity globally during his kacheri events.

People got emotional and were in tears.

His disciple Dr. Ganesh persuaded him to bring out the CD in Kannada.

“Dayatoro Deva” Version 2 CD was released in Mantralaya in 2011. Till today every year there is one song from this album that gets sung in Mantralaya during Aaradhana by Dr Ganesh & his team under Nadaharam
One of his songs has also been used in M L Vasanthakumari’s “Vaatapi Ganapathim Bhajisuve” Cassette.

He has also been actively involved into diction of Kannada Lyrics of of song sung by Jikkiamma & one other singer in Chennai. He was invited in All India Radio – Chennai, in “Hoomale” programme for render his “Bhaavataranga” songs
Leveraging abstract art in his poetry and books
Krishna believes that art brings creativity and great sense of satisfaction. When he started his artwork way back in 1980 in Chennai, two ladies from France had started (in Arubindo ashram) sticking dried leaves and flowers as personal stationery, such as designing envelops letter heads, whereas, Krishna felt that using dried leaves and flowers as a media, abstract art can be created. He came out with themes like come closer (Human affection), God figures (Ardhanareshwari, Kaliamardhan, Aadi-anda-swamy, Sharanaagati, Krishna (Gopal), Spanish bull fight).

It so happened that some art works suited the themes of his poetry & book cover pages has been designed using his own art work. Cover page of the book, Anthahakaranada kaarana is one such example.

He is also into clay modelling. Every year during Ganesha Chaturthi, he enjoys teaching his grandchildren the nuances associated with sculpturing & creating clay models.

Krishna started assimilating abstract art using dried leaves and flowers in his poetry & books, which keeps him energized & motivated.

“KS Burli” lyrics can be accessed by doing a Google search & “krishna burli songs raghavendra swamy” can be accessed by searchig in youtube .