Shri. Siddalingaiah a passionate poet has over 80 books to his credit. Widely acclaimed as not only a poet but also a critic, Prof Siddalingaiah was also the ex- officiate member of the Senate Syndicate and Academic council and retired as the Director of Collegiate education. He served as the Elected President of the biggest literary body in the country, the Kannada Sahitya Parishat from 1989-1992. He was also the invited director of Basavadi Sharana Sahitya Kendra, Gulbarga University. He has received many awards for his literary contribution that include the recent Masti Prashasti, state honour by the Kananda Sahitya Academy and the Rajyotsava Award by the Government of Karnataka in 2000 to name a few. He presently serves as a Member of the Encyclopedia, Kannada Section and Member of Literature and History of the Central Sahitya Academy.