October 10, 1936
Born to Damodar Puninchathaya and Saraswati Amma as a third child. His brothers are (all Puninchathayas) Rajagopala, Purushothama, Vamadeva and Ramachandra. His sisters are Kathyayini (Muniyoor), Bharathi (Panaje), Narmada (Mavanji) and Balambika (Delampady).
Silver medal for 'Bhakta Kuchelam' play from Mahajana Sanskrit College Sahitya Sanga
Samskrita Sahitya Shiromani, Madras University.
First place in Sanskrit Extempore held in Madras University Centinery Celebrations
Kannada Vidwan from Madras University.
Hindi Rashtra Bhasha Visharada.
Married to Smt. Vanitha.
Lalitha Saraswati (Now Lalitha Kalluraya) was born.
Vijayaraj Puninchathaya was born.
Vasanthalakshmi (Now Vasanthi Bail) was born.
M.A in Kannada from Mysore University
Government of India
Sandesha Sanskriti & Shikshana Pratistana
Kayyara Kavya Prashasti Sahitya Sanga (R), Badiadka
Dakshina Kannada Sangha Bangalore
Muliya Thimmappayaa Smaraka Trust(R)
Rashtrakavi Govinda Pai Research Centre and Academy of General Education, Manipal
Shri Veeranjaneya Swamy Pratistana, Kodapadavu and Yakshakala Vishwasta Mandali
Great Researcher Award presented by then CM of Andhra Pradesh, Y S Rajashekara Reddy for the work 'Tulu Mahabharato'
N.S Kille Pratistana, Kedambady, Puttur
Bollimbala Shankara Narayana Okunnaya Association,Panaje
13 July, 2012
Posthumously presented 'Tulu Ratna' Award from Kerala Tulu Academy.