V. Aravinda Hebbar (1954) is a retired Professor of Botany, who had taught in colleges like M.G.M. College, Udupi and Bhandarkar's College, Kundapura. But if his vocation was teaching Botany, his passion has been Music, both learning and teaching, besides its promotion. Among his works are Parisara Vijnana (2003) and Namma Sasya (2014) on various aspects of Botany and Shyama Shastry (1994), Sangeetha Shastraroopa Ranjani (2016) and Vimarsheya Harita(2017) on music. He is the Editor-in- Chief of Ragadhanashree, a monthly magazine on music. Besides he has written a travelogue, Naanu Europe ge Hode (2018). He has also completed some projects on sensitive environmental issues and presented a number of papers in national and international seminars. He is the founder-secretary of 'Raga Dhana' and has been heading 'The Lathangi School of Music' at Udupi for over two decades. He has established the 'Ranjani Memorial Trust' in memory of his musician-daughter to promote the cause of music. He is at present a member of Karnataka Sangeeta Nritya Academy.