Saturday, February 20, 2021

Who is Vasantha Hosabettu?

C.V of Vasantha Hosabettu


Flat No. 122, 2nd Block Janapriya Nivas , Hesarghatta Main Road, Chikkabanavara Post, Bangalore - 560 090, India. Mobile: 9886823242 Email: Blog/Website: www.


Special achievement:

Honorary  Doctorate Degree:

1.World Records University  UK conferred Honorary degree of Doctorate in Record Breaking Honoris Causa for “ Longest Running Cartoon Column in Newspaper” with all  the rights, honors and privileges there unto pertaining given on the Twenty Second Day of February Two Thousand and Fourteen at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


2. Participated in person in 31stSalon International Caricature dessin presse & humour, held in Saint-Just-Le-Martel, Haute- Vienne-Limousin, France as a host. It  had held between September 29th September and Oct 7 of 2012.During this period given training to French students.  This was said to be first time done by an Indian cartoonist.

{At Record holding:

World Record Holder: been approved and published  as an "Official Unique World Records™ Record  in 2012 : Longest Running Cartoon Column - Vasantha Hosabettu (born on 21st May, 1965) from Karnataka, India has created a record of  The Longest Running Cartoon Column appearing every  Wednesday  on Kannada Prabha  Newspaper without a break since  1st December, 2004.

It is also published in Unique World Records 2013 book as “LONGEST RUNNING CARTOON COLUMN-Vasantha Hosabettu (born on 21st May, 1965) from Karnataka, India has created a record of The Longest Running Cartoon Column appearing every Wednesday on Kannada Prabha Newspaper without a break since 1st December,2004. / www.worldamazingrecords.comgiven certificate in  2011 as ” Longest Running Cartoon Column-Vasantha Hosabettu(Born on 21 May 1965) of Bangalore, Karnataka wrote a longest running weekly cartoon column called Wa Re Wah…! which was written only about cartooning, cartoonist and cartoon. It was published in Kannada Prabha, Kannada Daily Newspaper from the New Indian Express Group.
This column appeared without a break between December 1, 2004 and February 11, 2009, on every Wednesday. These columns have also come out into two books, “Wa Re Wah…!” and “MunduvaridaWa Re Wah…! (Collection of 101 columns each) published by Sadana Prakashana-Bangalore”.   has entered the above fact in 2013, under the registration code A00070

Asian Record Holder:’s India Book Of Records, in its 2010, 2011 editions given certificate as” The Longest Running Cartoon Column- Vasantha Hosabettu (born on 21 May 1965) of Bangalore (Karnataka wrote a longest running weekly column called Wa Re Wah…! which was written only about cartooning, cartoonist and cartoon. It was published in Kannada Prabha, Kannada Daily from the New Indian Express Group. This column appeared without a break between December 1, 2004 and February 11, 2009, on every Wednesday. These columns have also come out into two books, “Wa Re Wah…!” and “MunduvaridaWa Re Wah…! (Collection of 101 columns each) published by Sadana Prakashana-Bangalore”.


National Record Holder:

Limca Book of Records has given Certificate National Record in 2009 as “Wa Re Wah !, a weekly column about cartoon, cartooning and cartoonists by Vasantha Hosabettu of Bengaluru appearing every Wednesday on Kannada daily Kannada Prabha is the longest running such column, running without a break since Dec 1, 2004 “.




International Cartooning Prize:

SP prize in SICACO 2020 international cartoon contest of South Korea. It was held at the theme ‘Freedom + Equality’.

H M Prize in the 8th Sejong International Cartoon Contest-2019, South Korea which was held under the theme of ‘Hot Passion & Cold Heart” to build the new world.

5th prize in the Second Taejon International Cartoon Contest- 1993, South Korea.

At the Romanian based Cartoons Anthology -Radu Iatzco project my works published (2020)

National Cartooning Prize:

Prize: 3rd prize in Open Cartoon Contest -1992 conducted by the Bhilai Steel Plant of Madhya Pradesh.

Other Cartooning Prizes:

Won 2nd prize in cartoon contest that held in the occasion of State Level first humour conference. It is held by Negemugalu, humor magazine in July 2016

Participated in US elections cartoon contest conducted by Chennai’s Consulate General of the United States of America and got an appreciation letter from its Public Affairs Officer   along with mementos in December 2016

Won special prize in State Level Cartoon Competition 2015, organized by Bhoomi Academy of Art & Culture, Ranebennur, Artists Association, Ranebennur, Haveri District

Consolation Prize in Soul O’ the Poll cartoon contest organized as part of the water awareness campaign in Bangalore during Elections-99’ by Public Affairs Centre and Swabhimana. It held on 1.9.1999

Participated International Cartoon Exhibitions of more than 20 countries:

  Few names are:                                                  

Corona related cartoon participated in Japan’s Pandemic web exhibition, Brazils-Paraiba’s exhibition (2020).
One of the cartoons has been selected for the “Award Winning and Exhibited Cartoons” list of 24th Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition of Turkey. (2007) Totally 156 cartoonist’s drawings are in the list out of 1218 participant’s cartoon. The cartoons are published in the XXIV. Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition Album (2007)

Caricature of ‘’ Boris Yeltsin ‘’ in the 17th International Biennial Exhibition of Humor in Art (held in Tolentino, Italy) - 1993.

Tehran Cartoon Biennial, the First International Exhibition -1993.

 The Best Cartoons of Nippon 94 - Omiya City of Japan. OlenseKartoenale, Belgium – 1994

 XIIth Hurriyet International Cartoon Competition, Turkey.

International Ankara Cartoon Festival - 1995 IX Salao Nacional De Caricatura VI Festival International De Humor Oeiras, Portugal-1995


Other participations:

Participated in cartoon exhibition held in Mangalore between 1st July 2013 and 3rd July 2013. It was under the group “Karavali Khaartoonist balaga”

Also cartoon published in Cartoon gallery of Bengaluru in two separate group shows

Invited and contributed at Alvas Vyangachitrasiri 2018 held at Moodabidari (Nov 2018).   Cartoon participated in Cartoon Habba, Kundapur 2019 and 2020

As a Columnist:
*Written a cartoon related weekly column (Wa Re Wah…!) to Kannada Prabha Kannada Daily between Dec 1st 2004 and February 11th 2009.The each 101 writings are been published in form of two books (Wa Re Wah...!, MunduvaridaWa Re Wah…! respectively. It is published from Sadhana Prakashana, Bangalore
Written a weekly management / business cartoon column for Vijay Karnataka, Kannada Daily between 8th March 2000 and 30th April 2003.


1.Post Graduate Diploma in Management (M.B.A) from All India Management Association, Centre for Management Education-New Delhi-3. Dual specialization in Human Resource Management. Operation Management.
2. B Sc from Mangalore University

3. Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore.
4. National Apprenticeship Certificate holder. 

 5. IRDA’s composite agency license holder.

6. AMFI Registered Mutual Fund advisor from 23rd June 2011

Special experience:
Visited Puerto Rico - USA (for a month), New York, and Frankfurt - Germany. Also stayed in France, Vietnam, Oman- UAE Gulf countries for ten, four and eleven days respectively

Cartooning/Caricaturing/ Journalism:

About me an article was written in Aparanji, Kannada monthly of Aug 2020. It was writen by Shri Sukehava
Drawn caricatures/ illustrations for The New Indian Express Prajavani, Mayuura, Sudha,Taranga, Hosathu, Kannada Prabha, Karmaveera, Bisila Baduku, Hosadigantha and for other Kannada, English periodicals
Participated for the Events in “On the Spot Caricature jobs. Events were held for leading corporate like Maruthi, Reddy’s Laboratory, Nokia, Curam Software etc. Got appreciation letter from 7 Media & Entertainment, Bangalore for the marvelous performance in an Event.
Published an article and cartoons in Indian Management (a Business India publication)
Published articles (including covers story in Sudha, Kannada Magazine - “How to make Money?”

An article written in Sudha about city in France has been referred by France newspaper “Le Dauphine Libere” on its issue dated 28th May 2014

Other interests:

held in  Kaivara, Chikkaballapur Participated  in Kanaja  writers  workshop district. It held in August 2016. It was organized by Karnataka Government’s Department of Kannada and Culture. Kanaja is online encyclopedia in Kannada
Participated in Film Appreciation Course -1987 (conducted by Pune’s National Film Archives and Film and T.V Institute and Ninaasam Chitra Samaja, Heggodu)

Social Responsibility:

 Organized and participated in “Donate to Hassan Kodagu Chief Ministers Relief and Get your on-the-spot caricature “campaign held in Mantri Mall, Malleshwaram through Karnataka Cartoonists Association (September 2018). Also participated at the similar event held at Hassan (October 2018)


Work Experience:

*Done illustrations for “I Love you Money” book written by Mr. Sharan Patil (Feb 2020)
I have more than one year experience in Animation field. Worked in Acropeta lAnimedia Ltd., Bangalore, knows Animo-Animation Software.
Worked in Four winds, Mangalore (an accredited advertisement agency) for six months - as an illustrator.
Participated and successfully completed the Advertising Course, held from 12th February to 12th May 1997(conducted by Media Centre, Bangalore - Members of the Karnataka Jesus Educational Society, affiliated to Xavier Institute of Communication, Bombay)

Given Speech in a seminar at the topic” Cartoon and Journalism”. It is in Kundapur’s Bhandarcars College on 30th January 2011.  This State level Seminar held under the theme “Janasamskruti & Media “. It was been co organised by Samudaaya, Kundapurand  Bhandarcars College

Conducted Cartoon Workshop for students

Learnt and having certificates in Computer - D.T.P. Packages (Corel Draw, Photoshop, Page Maker, Windows etc). Acquired further advance training in Corel Draw, Photoshop through GG Educational Academy (2017-2019)
Has an experience of running a national level house journal for a corporate

Learning Experience
Trained through Karnataka Patrika Academy - 1988 and Kerala Cartoon Academy -1984.
Participated ‘Computer Awareness Program’ conducted by Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Surathkal - Centre for Continuing Education Extension Course (1988).
Undergone ‘Customer Orientation’ (1995) course by Mercuri International, Bangalore, ‘Professional Work Culture" (1999), ‘Problem Solving Techniques" (2000) course by Almak Management Service Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, ‘Critical Success Factors’ (1999) course by Speed, Bangalore, Training on “Six Sigma” by Mr. Rajan, EPML Chennai (2006). Participated two days work shop on Personal Financial Planning held at Bangalore on 22.5.2010 and 23.5.2010. It was conducted by RNIS College of Financial Planning. Attended the Financial Freedom workshop of Mr. C.S. Sudhir, Indian Money in November 2019

Undergone personal development courses:
Participated in seven weeks long self - Personal Development Training course Through Zeal, Bangalore - 1993.
Participated two days program on Hypnosis & Yogic Linguistic Program (YLP) conducted by Swami Sukhabodhananda of Prasanna Foundation, Bangalore -1998.
Participated "The land mark forum" (1999)"The land mark forum in action Series" and in "Excellence’ by Land Mark Education, Bangalore (1999-2000)
“The Art of Living" (1988) training by Ved Vigyan Maha Vidya Peetha, Bangalore (1998).
Undergone three months Yoga Training Class held in Bangalore
Participated in Rich India Forum’s WEALTH MAGNETISM workshops in Bangalore (2010)
Attended Suresh Padmanabhan’s Sankalpa Siddhi workshop held in Bangalore (2010)

Successfully completed workshop   which is about” The leaders” on 24th April 2011. It took place in Bangalore. It was conducted by Mr. V. Balakrishnan.V of Leaders Academy for Personal Success, Bangalore.  Also attended three days residential program “Nirvana”.  organized by the same. It took place between 9th June 2011 and 12 th June 2011

Attended Raja Yoga Meditation Course of Brahma Kumaries held in Bangalore between 24.5.15 and 29.5.15

Other Honors:

Kannada rajyossava award from LIC Do 2 division in Bangalore on 31st December 2011

Honour by SurathkalVidyadayiniBalaga, Bangalore on 10th January 2010 for the entry in Limca Book of Records

Honour by Janapriyanivas Apartment Residents- Bangalore 90, for appearing in Limca Records on 15th August 2009

All India Radio interview took at the occasion of “Donate to Hassan Kodagu Chief Ministers Relief and Get your on the spot caricature “campaign is broadcasted at all the 13 radio stations of Karnataka simultaneously ( Nov 2018)

Date of birth: 21st May 1965

Please see my samples of works in “www. hosabettutoons.”
The above is true to my best of knowledge.



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