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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Telangana Versital Poets

Bammera Potana

(Telugu: బమ్మెర పోతన) (1450–1510) was an Indian Telugu poet best known for his translation of the Bhagavata Purana from Sanskrit to Telugu. He was a Telugu and Sanskrit Scholar. His work, Andhra Maha Bhaagavathamu, is popularly called as Pothana Bhagavatham in Telugu.

Early life and background
Bammera Potanamatyulu was born into a Niyogi Brahmin family in Bammera Village, Andhra Pradesh. His father was Kesanna and his mother Lakshmamma. There is a popular myth that he was related to Srinatha, another famous Telugu poet. There are many stories about their interactions being close cousins. While their relationship is not proved, their interactions were completely untrue. Srinatha was already dead by the time Potana was born.
He was considered to be a natural Poet (sahaja Kavi), needing no teacher. He was known to be very polite and was an agriculturist by occupation. Though he was a great scholar, he never hesitated to work in the agricultural fields.

Literary career
At an early age he wrote Bhogini Dandakam a poem wrote in praise of king Sri Singa Bhoopala’s concubine Bhogini. This was his first poetic venture which had the seeds of his great poetic talents. Bhogini Dandakam is the earliest available Dhandaka (rhapsody which uses the same gana or foot all through) in Telugu. His second work was Virabhadhra Vijayamu which describes the adventures of Lord Virabhadhra, son of Lord Shiva. The main theme was the destruction of a yagna performed in absence of Lord Shiva by Daksha Prajapathi.
As a young man, he was a devotee of Lord Shiva. Later, Pothana became a devotee of Lord Rama and more interested in salvation. His conversion from Shaivism to Vaishnavism was triggered by an incident. One early morning during a lunar eclipse, on the banks of river Godavari, Pothana was meditating on Lord Shiva. At that auspicious moment, Lord Rama appeared dressed like a king and requested Pothana to translate Bhagavatam into Telugu and dedicate it to Him. This inspired him to translate Vyasa’s Sanskrit Bhagavatam into Telugu.

The Padma Nayaka king of Rachakonda, Sarvajana Singha Bhoopaala , wanted Pothana to dedicate ‘Andhra Maha Bhagavatham’ to him. The king himself is a scholar and wrote many works including Rudranavasudhakara, a well known Sanskrit drama. But, Pothana refused to obey the king’s orders and dedicated the Bhagavathamu to Lord Rama, whom he worshiped with great devotion. It is said that Pothana remarked, ‘It is better to dedicate the work to the supreme Lord Vishnu than dedicate it to the mortal kings.’ He was of opinion that poetry was a divine gift and it should be utilized for salvation by devoting it to the God. It is known that Pothana was patronized by this king in his early career, Pothana dedicated his first great work to this king, the king himself was a scholar, his contemporary reputation was immense (vide Srinatha's poems). It was common practice for many poets of the time to dedicate their devotional works to God himself and not necessarily to their patron-kings. The poem containing the derision against the "Karanata Kiraata Keechakulu" is a chatuvu (apocryphal) attributed to Pothana with no proof that he actually wrote it. Even if he did, it is unclear who the Karanata villains were, very likely the rulers of Karnaata Samrajyam (the contemporary term for the Vijayanagar empire) who were raiding Rachakonda at the time. The Rachakonda kingdom was under intense turmoil at the time, under attack by the Bahamani's from the west, Karanata (Vijayanagar) empire from the south and the Reddy Rajas from the east. Rachakonda and it's king ceased to exist by the mid 1400's, absorbed into the Bahmani kingdom.

He was quite fond of using rhythm and repetition of sounds giving a majestic grace to the style of writing. He was very skillful in using alankaras (figures of speech) like similes and metaphors. Potana imparted the knowledge of the divine to the Telugu people along with lessons in ethics and politics through Andhra Maha Bhagavatamu. He lived for sixty years.

Even illiterate Telugus readily quote verses from chapters 'Gajendra Mokshamu' and 'Prahlada Charitra of his work, ‘Andhra Maha Bhagavathamu,’ the crown jewel of Telugu literature.

God's writing
ala vaikuMThapuraMbulO nagarilO nAmUla soudhaMbu dApala......
This is a verse which describes the palace of Lord Vishnu in his divine abode (VAIKUNTHA), at the time the elephant king prayed for the Lord's kindness to deliver him out of the deadly grip of crocodile in a lake.
The story goes that Pothana wrote the first line of the verse, but could not continue (because he did not know how vaikuntha looks!). So he paused the writing at that point, and went to farm (he was a cultivator by profession). When he came back in the evening, he saw the verse completed.
He enquired his daughter about who wrote the other three lines. The daughter replied - "You yourself came in the afternoon and wrote some thing!". So Pothana understood that Lord Sri Rama himself came and completed the verse.
In fact, Pothana himself ascribed in the following poem, the purpose of his writing the Bhagavatam:
PalikeDidhi Bhagavathamata
Palikinchedivadu Ramabhadhrundata Ne
Palikina Bhavaharamagunata
PalikedaVerondu GhadhaPalukagaNela
Translated it means : "That which is spoken is the Bhagavatam and the one who made me speak/chant this is Lord Rama. The result of chanting this (Bhagavathamata) is ultimate freedom, the Liberation of soul. So, let me sing it, since there is no other story better than this (Bhagavatham)."

Sample verses
This verse is Prahlada's reply to his father asking him to give up glorifying the One he hated bitterly, Sri Hari.
మందార మకరంద మాధుర్యమునఁ దేలు మధుపంబు వోవునే మదనములకు
నిర్మల మందాకినీ వీచికలఁ దూఁగు రాయంచ సనునె తరంగిణులకు
లలిత రసాలపల్లవ ఖాది యై చొక్కు కోయిల సేరునే కుటజములకు
బూర్ణేందు చంద్రికా స్ఫురిత చకోరక మరుగునే సాంద్ర నీహారములకు
అంబుజోదర దివ్య పాదారవింద
చింతనామృత పానవిశేష మత్త
చిత్త మేరీతి నితరంబు జేరనేర్చు
వినుతగుణశీల! మాటలు వేయునేల?
Approximate translation:
A honeybee reveling in the honey-sweetness of Hibiscus, would he seek grass flowers?
A royal swan swaying in the pure breezes of the Ganges, would he go to the oceans?
A nightingale relishing the juices of smooth young leaflets, will he approach rough leaves?
A chakora bird blossoming in the moonlight of a full moon, would he go to dark places with thick fog?
Minds attention on the lotus-wearer's (God's) divine lotus-feet, a heightened headiness brought on by that nectar-like contemplation
In what way will it learn to seek another? Listen good one, what is the point of discussing (it's obvious)?
Following is the first verse in his Andhra Maha Bhagavatam- The book that explains the nature of the God.
శ్రీకైవల్వ పదంబు జేరుటకునై చింతించదన్ లోకర
క్షైకారంభకు భక్తపాలన కళా సంరంభకున్ దానవో
ద్రేకస్థంభకు కేళిలోల విలసద్ద్రుగ్జాల సంభూత నా
నాకంజాత భవాండకుంభకు మహా నందాంగనా డింభకున్
Approximate translation:
I pray for kaivalya (proximity to god) which is the ultimate wealth, to the God (Krishna),
the one who saves all the universe,
the one who has lot of skill or art in taking care of his devotees,
the one who destroys the anger of the evil people (Daanava),
the one who creates all the universes just by his playful sight,
the one who is the son of (Yasoda) wife of Nanda.


Kancherla Gopanna

Also known as
1680 (aged 60)
Carnatic music
Kancherla Gopanna (Telugu: కంచెర్ల గోపన్న) (c 1620 - 1680 CE), popularly known as Bhadradri Ramadasu or Bhadrachala Ramadasu(Telugu: భద్రాచల రామదాసు), was a 17th century Indian devotee of Rama and a composer of Carnatic music. He is one among the famous vaggeyakaras (same person being the writer and composer of a song) in the Telugu language, the others being Tyagaraja, Annamayya, Kshetryya. He lived in the village of Nelakondapalli near Bhadrachalam, Andhra Pradesh during the 17th century and is renowned for constructing a famous temple for Rama at Bhadrachalam. His devotional lyrics to Rama are famous in South Indian classical music as Ramadaasu Keertanalu. Even the doyen of South Indian classical music Saint Thyagaraja learned and later improved the style now considered standard krithi form of music composition.He also written Dasarathi Shatakamu a collection of nearly 100 poems dedicated to the son of Dasaratha (Lord Rama).

Early life and background

Ramadasu was born Kancherla Goparaju in an affluent Niyogi Brahmin family to Linganna Murthy and Kamamba in Nelakondapalli village of Khammamett Taluk (Warangal Division of erstwhile Hyderabad State)of northern Andhra Pradesh (Deccan region).


Ramadasu was appointed as the Tahsildar (revenue collector) of 'Palvoncha Paragana' by Akkanna, his uncle and the administrative head in the court of Qutub Shahi Sultan Abul Hassan Tana Shah. He discharged his official duties earnestly and collected revenues due to the Sultan - while continuing his unswerving service to Lord Rama by chanting his name and feeding the poor.

Reconstruction of Temple

One day, he visited Bhadrachalam for a Jatara (fair) and was disturbed by the dilapidated state of the temple there. Bhadrachalam was significant to devotees of Rama for many reasons. Lord Rama is said to have stayed near the Parnasala there with Sita and Lakshmana during his exile and also to have visited Sabari near Badrachalam. Pothana is believed to have been given direction by Rama to translate the Bhagavata Purana into Telugu here. In spite of its significance, the temple was utterly neglected. So, Ramadasu started to raise funds for the renovation and reconstruction of the temple. After he emptied his coffers and could raise no more money, the villagers appealed him to spend his revenue collections for the reconstruction and promised to repay the amount after harvesting crops. As such, Ramadas finished the reconstruction of the temple with six hundred thousand rupees collected from land revenues - without the permission of the Abul Hasan Qutb Shah.
As the temple was nearing completion, he was perplexed one night about fixing the Sudarshana Chakra at the crest of the main temple. On the same night, it is believed that he saw Rama in his dream and asked him to have a holy dip in the Godavari River. When Gopanna did so the next day, he found the holy Sudarshana Chakra in the river very easily.


Soon after the reconstruction though, his miseries started. He was dismissed from his job for misusing the Sultan Abul Hasan Qutb Shah's revenues and was imprisoned in the Golconda Fort (near Hyderabad) with orders that he be released only after the exchequer received all the taxes in full. Ramadas implores Rama through many emotional songs that were popularized from the stanzas of 'Dasaradhi Sathakam ' and 'Keertanas' of Bhakta Ramadasa. They praise the Lord for all his mysterious ways in popularizing his devotees and Ramadasu regularly sings the Lord. The songs ended in a state of total and unconditional surrender to the will of the Almighty.


After 11–12 years of imprisonment, it is said that Lord Rama decided that his devotee's suffering had reached its pre-ordained ending (because of a certain transgression his soul had committed in a previous birth). Rama and Lakshmana, disguised as two young warriors, entered the bed-chambers of the Sultan Tana Shah in the middle of the night. They give the king the spent money in gold coins imprinted with Rama's own seal. The king was bewildered at the presence of these charming but strange youngsters in his inner quarters. They demanded and obtained on the spot, a written receipt for the money. The receipt was shown to the jailer who released Gopanna the same night. The next day, both Gopanna and the Sultan realized what had happened. Gopanna did not care much for his release but was inconsolable at his not having seen his Lord even with all his devotion while the Sultan was visited by the Lord. The Lord then appeared to Gopanna in a dream and explained him the real reasons for his actions and promised him salvation at the end of his natural life. The king was convinced that what had happened was a miracle of Lord Sri Rama. He returned the entire money to the Bhadracalam temple. Since then, it has been the royal custom of the Hyderabad State (now part of Andhra Pradesh State) to send gifts to the temple on the occasion of Sree Rama navami celebrations every year.

Popular culture

Based on the Ramadasu story, Chittor V. Nagaiah has made a Telugu movie. And in 2006, K.Raghavendra Rao has made a Telugu movie in which renowned telugu actor Nagarjuna played the role of Ramadasu.

Carnatic compositions

Ramadasu composed nearly 300 songs
  • Tarakamantramu in Dhanyasi
  • Ye Teeruga Nanu in Nadanamakriya
  • Adigo Bhadradri in Varali
  • Anta Ramamayam in Mohanam [5]
  • O Rama ni namamu in Poorvi Kalyani[6]
  • Paluke bangara mayena in Ananda Bhairavi

Ande Andesri

1961 (age 49–50)
Poet and Lyricist
Ande Sri or Andesri ( born 1961) is an Indian poet and lyricist. He has won the Nandi Award for Best Lyricist for the Telugu film Ganga (2006).

Early life
Praja Kavi Dr. Ande Sri was born in a poor Dalit family in Rebarthi village near Jangaon in Warangal district. He grew up as an Orphan and did not have any formal education. He received an honorary doctorate from Kakatiya University.

Ande Sri worked as a shepherd at local landlords estate. He was picked up by Swami Shankar Maharaj associated with Sringeri mutt after hearing him at his village and the guru would often say Ande Sri was a Brahmin in true sense and Brahmanism comes with knowledge and not by birth. Without any formal schooling, Andesri carved a niche for himself in the hearts of the people of Andhra Pradesh with his masterpieces. His lyrics are sung across the State and many of them were instrumental in the success of Telugu movies.
Unmindful of surroundings, people love to hum or sing his works at every possible function in this region. Several times, the Ministers too have sung his most famous song ‘Gala Gala Gajjalabandi’ written in praise of the glory of Warangal. Inspired by Nature, Andesri composes lyrics spontaneously, a rare gift endowed upon him.
The rustic life, its innocence, melancholic life, birds and trees occupy prominent place through which he strives to dig deep into the philosophy of human life. For most part of the life being unlettered, he could not record his thoughts which could have created a magnum opus. Learning to write in his later years, he composed several beautiful songs which are widely acclaimed.
Hailing from a poor family in Rebarthi village of Maddur mandal, in one of his songs Palle neeku Vandanamulammo he describes the beauty of his village in a nostalgic manner. The song is so emotional and reflects a true village life and one gets tears upon listening the song. In another song, drawing a comparison between a simple bird that builds its nest on edge of tree branch and great legends and warriors, Andesri leaves a message to the present day youth who shun hard work and simple living.
A balladeer himself, he never ceases to sing and appears more energised after every rendering carrying away the young and old alike with him into a trance.
People like Andesri enrich the lives of their contemporaries by their very existence.
Untouched by commercial glamour and independent to the core, Andesri demonstrates uncompromising commitment to the cherished values of life and art.
He mostly composes and sings on nature (prakruti) in Telugu with a touch of Telangana.
He leading his literary life like Triveni Sangamam with Padya Kavita, Geya Kavita and Vachana Kavita
He can recite a poem without preparation on any subject.

Honours and Awards
  • A song, Maayamai Pothundamma Manishanavadu which was penned by him for the film Erra Samudram has inspired the Andhra Pradesh Universities syllabus committee to include it in the Telugu second year graduation text books for the next academic year starting in 2009. This is the third song to feature in Telugu syllabi after Maa Telugu Thalliki and Telugu Jathi Manadi in the 77 years of Telugu cinema.
  • Kakatiya University conferred him an honorery doctorate for his contribution as a lyricist.
  • Nandi Award for a telugu film Ganga in the best lyrics category for the song Vellipotunnava
The most popular songs are
  • Palle neeku Vandanamulammo
  • Maayamai pOtunnadamma.. manishannavAdu
  • Gala Gala Gajjalabandi
  • Komma chekkite bommarA.. kolichi mokkithe ammara

Bulemoni Venkateshwarlu

B. Venkateshwarlu (left) receiving Nandi Award from Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. N. Chandrababu Naidu (right).

Bulemoni Venkateshwarlu (Telugu: బులెమోని వెంకటేశ్వర్లు) (born 8 May 1973 in Charakonda, Mahbubnagar district, Andhra Pradesh, India), often known as B. Venkateshwarlu and Srivenkat, is a popular Telugu Cinema journalist, writer and a noted film director. He is the son of B. Kanakappa, who is a Government Primary School teacher. Hailing from Mahbubnagar District, Venkateshwarlu is successfully continuing his journalistic and media career from the past two decades. In recognition for his efforts in researching films he has been bestowed with the prestigious Nandi Award twice as Best Book Writer and Journalist by the government of Andhra Pradesh.

Personal background

Venkateshwarlu was born to Bulemoni Kanakappa and Bulemoni Kamalamma and did his schooling at government primary and high school of Charakonda village, and later continued his academics at Narayanpet of Mahbubnagar district for higher studies. He completed his intermediate in Government Junior College, Narayanpet and Bachelor degree in Hyderabad. After that he completed his diploma in Journalism, he has completed his Diploma in Screenplay writing in Doordarshan Kendra, Ramanthapur, Hyderabad.
Recently he has finished his Diploma in Motion Picture Arts and Science from Academy of Art University, USA, 2008–09.
Venkateshwarlu has married Srilatha Kaveti on 13 December 1996, in Amanagal of Mahbubnagar District. He has two children Manvitha (daughter), and Kushalav Kumar (son).

Media career

  • Venkateshwarlu is an active participant in the arts. He is a good artist in painting, singing. He successfully dabbled in playwriting and play direction in his school and college days.
  • He did exclusive research on Telugu Cinema and has written ‘Telugu Cinema Charitra’ (1997), and ‘Telugu Cinema Vythalikulu’ (2002) books. He has published and released those books with his own Nextstep Publications & Entertainments in respective years. For these two books he has received prestigious Nandi Awards from government of Andhra Pradesh.
  • He has also written another research book on Chilkur temples history as ‘Chilikuru Kshetra Charitra’ in 2004. This is the first full fledged research book on Chilkur Balaji Temple or Chilukuru Balaji Temple.
  • In 2005 Venkateshwarlu directed ‘Trivarnam-Every Indian Heartbeat’ patriotic video album in Telugu. This is the first patriotic video album in Telugu and has received great response in India and also abroad.
  • Venkateshwarlu has worked as Creative Director - Event Management, Press Relations & Content for Pyramid Saimira Theatre Limited from 2006 to 2009. He was also worked as In-Charge of news and content for Saimira Access Technologies Limited (Pyramid Saimira Theatre Limited Group) instituted 'Hyderabad Saimira' website based on the spirit of Telugu people, Telugu Cinema and all Andhra Pradesh related content inclusive of Cultural, Sports, Political, Business, Technology and other various aspects.
  • Recently, Venkateshwarlu directed ‘Maisigandi Kshetra Charitra-Mythological Documentary film’ on Maisigandi Temple’s history in Telugu. It was released by Late Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Dr Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy on 21 July 2009.
  • Venkateshwarlu are working from Jan – 2006, as Resident Editor (Freelance ), for RaViSa info media instituted cinema web portal.
  • Now, Mr. Venkateshwarlu Bulemoni are working as Director: Media Relations in The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI) from 2010.

Writers Guild of India

  • Writers Guild of India (WGI) was founded by writers for writers in 2009 to promote literature in India. Venkateshwarlu Bulemoni was unanimously elected as President for this Writers Guild of India.


Telugu Cinema Charitra

  • Telugu Cinema Charitra, (English: The History of Telugu Cinema) is a research book on Telugu Cinema History, by B. Venkateshwarlu, published in 1997. The book is considered one of the first major study of Telugu Film Industry between 1908 to 1995. First published in 1997, it was a thorough research book covering five major periods: Telugu Cinema in Silent Era (1912–1930), Early Tollywood (1931–1940), Golden Era (1941–1975), Commercial Culture in Telugu Cinema (1976–1995) and The Modern Era.
  • The book also includes articles on silent movies, world cinema, Bollywood, animation in Tollywood, parallel cinema, Telugu cinema legends. Telugu Cinema Charitra book was selected for the prestigious Nandi Award by the government of Andhra Pradesh in 1997.

Telugu Cinema Vythalikulu

  • Telugu Cinema Vythalikulu, (English: The Legends of Telugu Cinema) is a research book on legendary personalities in Telugu Film Industry. It includes directors, actors, artists, producers and technicians and was published in 2002. The book is considered one of the major studies of Telugu Film Industry and film personalitis between 1908 to 2002.
  • The 'Telugu Cinema Vythalikulu' was published by Next Step Publications & Entertainments, Hyderabad and marketed by Vishalandra Publishing House, Prajashakti Publishing House and Navodaya Publishing House across the world.
  • First published in 2002, it covered 142 film legendary personalities from Telugu Cinema in Silent Era (1908–1930), Early Tollywood, (1931–1940), Golden Era, (1941–1975), Commercial Culture in Telugu Cinema (1976–2002) and The Modern Era. Telugu Cinema Vythalikulu was selected for the prestigious Nandi Awards by the government of Andhra Pradesh.

Chilkur Kshetra Charitra

  • Chilukuru Kshetra Charitra is a historical and research book on the powerful Chilkur Balaji Temple written by Bulemoni Venkateshwarlu in 2005. It was released by Nextstep Publications & Entertainments. It is the most authoritatibe book on the history of Chilkur Temple. The book has details about the stone inscriptions, its translations and historical evidences.

Telugu Cinema Aanimutyaalu

  • Telugu Cinema Aanimutyaalu is forthcoming research book on most popular films from Telugu Film Industry, India. For this book writer Bulemoni Venkateshwarlu has undertaken exclusive research on Telugu Films, as well as Telugu Film industry.


  • Ameena
  • Kotha Paata


  • Un Employee Life painting.
  • Our Planet painting.

Research works

  • Venkateshwarlu had written a book on the history of Telugu Cinema titled Telugu Cinema Charitra in 1997.
  • He has written another book on the legendary persons of Telugu Cinema titled Telugu Cinema Vythalikulu in 2002.
  • He also wrote a book on the best films from Telugu Cinema titled Telugu Cinema Aanimutyalu. (being published)
  • Venkateshwarlu has written a devotional book on Chilkur Balaji Temple titled Chilukuru Kshetra Charitra in 2005.


  • TRI 2025 is a forthcoming Sci-Fi action thriller film.
  • Hi Hi Na.. is a forthcoming Mytho-Fantasy comedy film.

Tele Series

  • Alajadi is a thriller based action drama Television Series made in Telugu, written and directed by Bulemoni Venkateshwarlu in 2006. This TV Series was telecasted in MAA TV in 2006.

Music Album

  • Trivarnam (Every Indian Heartbeat) is a Patriotic Video Album directed by Bulemoni Venkateshwarlu, produced by Pirati Kondalarao and Pirati Naveen in the banner of Surya Celluloid’s in 2005. This is the first patriotic video album in Telugu.

Documentary Film

  • Maisigandi Kshetra Charitra is a Mythological documentary film made in Telugu, written and directed by Bulemoni Venkateshwarlu. The documentary was filmed in India. The documentary film was produced by Smt. Siroli Panthu Naik, and Co Poduced by RP Jyothi. Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Late Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh released this Documentary film on 21 July 2009.
  • Telugu Cinema: Glory & Glitz is a forthcoming documentary film on Telugu Cinema industry Tollywood. Telugu Cinema Recognized world over as Tollywood, Telugu Cinema is the largest producer of films in the regional languages of India and is in good competition with movies made in India’s national language – Hindi.


  • Venkateshwarlu received prestigious Nandi Award from government of Andhra Pradesh as Best book writer and Best Film Critic in 1997 and 2002.
  • He had received Award as The Best Writer from Yuvakalavahini Cultural Organaisation in 1997.
  • Best Artist (Painting): He also received the prestigious Rajeev Gandhi Memorial Award and adjudged Best Artist for his painting of “Un-employee life” from Youth affairs, Government of India, in 1995.

Daasaradhi Krishnamacharyulu

Daasaradhi Krishnamacharyulu (1927-1987) is a popular Telugu Poet and Writer. Daasarathi holds the titles Abhydhaya Kavi and Kalaprapurna. He was also the recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award for his poetic work book Thimiramtho Samaram (Fight against Darkness) in 1974. He was also chosen as Aastana Kavi of the Andhra Pradesh Government.

Early life
Krishnamacharyulu Dasaradhi was born on July 25, 1925 in a middleclass Vaishnava family (Vaikhaanasa Brahmin). His native village was Chinnaguduru in Manukota taluqa in Khammam district. He was a great pundit in Andhra, Sanskrit, and Tamil languages and puranas (mythology). He was an orthodox Brahmin and strictly followed Brahminism and its principles without any exceptions. He graduated in Matriculation from Khammam Government High School and gave up higher education to join the movement against autocratic Nizam Muslim rule in the Hyderabad Kingdom.
As a volunteer in Andhra Mahasabha (Left Wing), Krishnamacharyulu traveled from village to village in Telangana to enlighten the public. Mahatma Gandhi and Veeresalingam Kandukuri influenced him. However, he joined leftwing, as most of his friends were leftists and communist revolutionaries.
Daasrathi Krishnamachary was born in ChinnaGuduru village of Warangal District. He actively took part in the Anti-Nizam movement for merger of Telangana into Indian Union. Daasarathi Krishnamacharya along with 150 other Telangana Rebellion Political Prisoners were incarcerated during the armed struggle between 1946 and 1948 against Nizam Rule. He was jailed initially in Warangal jail and in 1948 shifted to Indur khilla (Fort Nizamabad). The cell in which he resided is now popularly called Dasarathi Cell. Daasarathi later escaped from Nellikudhuru village jail in Manukota Taluk and went into hiding in near by forests to continue his revolutionary activities.

Literary career

In 1949, his first poetry compilation entitled "agnidhaara" was published. It contained tiles such as maatrubhoomi, desabhakti, prajaporatam, dharmachakram, vasantakumari, silpi etc. He published rudraveena in 1950, in which he described the life of starving poor. His works include mahaandhrodayam (1955), punarnavam (1956), mahaboadhi (1959), Galib geetaalu (1961), Dasaradhi satakamu (1962), kavita pushpakam (1960), timiramto samaram (1973), aalochanaalochanalu (1975) etc. In addition, he wrote lyrics for many Telugu movies. His debut movie was vaagdanam. He wrote approximately 2000 lyrics for the film industry. His "timiramto samaram (war with darkness)" bagged the Sahitya Akademy (the Indian National Academy of Letters) Award in 1967. (The Sahitya Akademi was formally launched by the Government of India on March 12, 1954. Sahitya Akademi gives twenty-two awards to literary works in the twenty-two national languages it has recognised and an equal number to literary translations from and into the languages of India, both after a year-long process of scrutiny, discussion and selection.) In 1975, the Andhra University honored Dasaradhi Krishnamacharyulu with title "kalaprapoorna." In 1976, the Agra University honored him by conferring D. Litt. degree.
Daasrathi obtained fame through his revolutionary poetry. Daasarathi's first book Agnidhara (Flowing Fire) was published in 1947. This book is about the Telangana Armed Struggle against Nizams rule in which young Daasarathi served as a revolutionary. Daasartathi wrote part of his book Agnidhara while he was in jail and completed it after his release. His other works include Rudraveena(1950), Mahandrodyamam, Punarnavam, Amruthabishekam, Kavithapushpakam and Ghalib Geethalu (1961). Ghalib Geethalu is the Telugu translation of the poems of Urdu poet Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib. He has also composed Lyrics to some Telugu films.
Daasarathi said that the "Nizams brutal rule, Peoples woes under his rule, Indian Independence, Entry of Indian Armed Forces to free Nizams state and the fall of Nizam" as the inspiration for his writings.

Personal life

Daasaradhi Krishnamacharyulu's younger brother Daasaradhi Rangacharyulu is also an accomplished writer.[5]


"Naa Telangana, Koti Rathanala Veena"[5]
"Naku Urdu Telugu rendu kallu, ee rendu kallatho anni bashalani chadavagalanu" [6]
"Edi Kakati? Evate Rudrama? Evaru Rayalu? Evadu Singana? Anni Nene! Anta Nene! Telugu Nene! Velugu Nene!"
"Telanganamu Ritude! Musali Nakkaku Racharikambu Dakkune?"
"Na Geetavalulenta Dooramu Prayanambauno Andaka Ee Bhoogolambuna Aggi Vettedanu"
"Na Peru Praja Koti! Na Ooru Praja Vati!"
"Ranunnadi Edi Nijam? Adi Okate - Socialism!"
"Kammani na telangana tommidi jillalena? Asalandhra ku telangana paryayam kaada?"

Goreti Venkanna

1963 (age 47–48)
gowraram, mahbubnagar, AP, India
Lyricist, poet
Nature, suffering of people,Gaddar

Goreti Venkanna (born 1963) is a popular Indian poet and folk singer. He became popular after being a judge on a program Rela Re Rela on Telugu TV channel, Maa. He is one of the main Telangana Separation activists. He is one of the icons of Telangana culture.

Early life

Goreti Venkanna was born in a Dalit (Mala) family in Gowraram Village, Mahbubnagar Dist, AP, India. He grew up in his village singing the native folk songs on lives of peasants.


Goreti Venkanna wrote lyrics and dialogues for the movie, Batukamma.[5]
Although he is not a commercial film lyricist, he wrote several songs for films. Among his songs Palle Kanneeru pedutundo from the movie Kubusam is very popular. The song on Rayalaseema faction-ism written and sung by him on TV 9 channel is popular.[6] He also wrote a song for the movie, Mysamma IPS. He has written over 45 songs in his career. He is especially known for his Telangana songs.


He is popular for his folk songs that show typical Telangana village life beautifully. His songs focus on beauty of nature and people. His songs are not often included in modern cinema but appreciated for their essence. After Separate Telangana Movement in 2010 these folk songs have become popular. He has written songs for 2011 movie, Jai Bolo Telangana.

Praja Kavi Venkanna

He was described in telugu as following.
Gorati Venkanna oka nadiche pata (he is a flowing song).
Voori padala Nighantuvu (Dictionary of village words).
Gunde anta palledanamtho paatalu rastadu.
Palleku gonthu aruvichi patalu paadathadu.
Palle talli kannellu telisina peddakoduku (Son of the soil).

Jaana Padam Jana padam

Michel Jackson, Shakira tho patu AR Rahaman la Rock music, pop albums palle talupu tatti lopati kostunna vela kammani palle matalatho paatalu rasi PALLE POP STAR ayyadu. Venkanna vaadina padalu prajalaku kotha kadu kani avi vintunnappudu na voori padalni paatala kooda rayacha ani prathi vyakthi santhosha padathadu. Mana jeevithanni manake gurthu chesela Venkanna pata vuntundi.

Venkanna's songs

Among many songs, Some of them are mentioned here.
PALLE KANNERU PEDUTHUNDO: Thana Voori nundi brathukuderuvu kosam patnamboyi thirigirani lokalaku vellina dostulanu chusi oka gunde vilapinchidi. Railulo prayanastu akkadakkada pachani polalu chusi, aa gurthulu thana palle lo cherigi pothunnayani aa gunde badhapadindi. Arakali pani chese chari ledu, battala mootalammukuntu budiyajangalu voorodilaru. Ivanni chusina Venkanna Palle ku thana manasuni aruvichi, thane aa palle ayyi kanneru pettadu.
SANTHA MA VOORI SANTHA: BIG BAZAR, MORE, SPENCERS la kalam thana santha lo jeevam vundani aa jeevithani ekaruvu pettina pata idi. Gindri Subbayya setu and kanduri janammamla katha vivaristu, enni hangulu vunna ee kalapu super market lu santha tho dentlo poti padalevo ee pata vivaristundi. Sathantho palle bandanni chebuthu sage pata lo kotha pelli kuthuri badani, vidi poyina janta premani, kallu paaka lo kalisi sambandhanni kooda chebuthadu.
CHERUVU: Voori barunu kase ekaika aa daruvu ani cheruvu keerthistu, aa cheruvu andanni varnistu ee pata saaguthundi. Chepala thirunallani chupe aa cheruvu ni inta kanna baga varninche pata dorakadu. Neerotodi jebulo saara packet ela vachindo. chepala, pittala shikaritho voorilo sandela vindu lela vundevo e pata chebuthundi.
VANOCHENAMMA VARADOCHANAMMA: Cinema kavi pata raste chitapata chinukulu paduthu vunte aaku chatu pinde, komma chatu puvvu tadichindi antadu. Kani venkanna, Vanochi tana pallenu ela palarichindo chebuthadu, chetla kurula meeda botlu botlu rali gatla bandala gandamayindi antadu. paraki pitta mukkunu kadigi, eddu moparam muddandi, mullu karra vollunu sallaga chesindani chebuthadu.
PATA PADETI PILLALU: Pata padeti pillalu voota chelimelani, Aata ladeti pillalu mota girakalani saage e patalo pillalaki ichina vupamaanalu adbhutham.
GICHENNA GIRIMALLELU: Naxalbury vudyamanni adi prajalni chaitanya vanthulni chesina vidhanani chebuthadu.
DEVATHAMMO DEVASIRIMALLE BHUDEVATHAM: Greenhouse effect and Climate change gurichi kopenhagen lo pettina meeting success leda fail anna vishayam artham kaledu kani ee pata ni vinna vadu evadaina pallelo ee patalu vinipiste chalu copenhagen meeting lu avasaram ledu. Venkanna proved, one need not to be techi or need not to do research to find the reasons and effects for pollution. Lobhi labhaniki emerugani prajalu ela yeti palayyaro cheppina vidhanam ananya samanyam.
ELAMANDA: Elamanda pata vini tana balyamni gurthu chesukoni pallello bathuke diguva madhyataragathi janalundaru ante adi athishayokthi enta matram kane kadu.
VASANA SABBULAKU: Palle lo perigi patnam pokadalu nerchina vallaki ee pata lo javabulu cheppaleni chala prasnalu aduguthadu Venkanna.

Patata Pratyekatha

Prathi kavi ki oka pratyekatgha mariyu oka pantha vuntay. Venkanna Paata lo patyekatha Paata lo Jeevam vundadam, pantha palle ayyi odigi vundadam.
Venkanna patalalo kanipinche upamanalu mana pakkana prathi roju prakruthi lo jarigeve..
Ex: Janaalu gumpulu gumpulu ga vastaru ani cheppadanilki " Putta pagili cheemalochinattu vostaru' ani Vurumula tholakariki voosillochinnattu vastaru ani cheptadu...


Venkanna's songs are published:
  • Eku naadam Motha
  • Rela Poothalu
  • Alasandra Vanka


  • 2006 Kalaratna Award for Literature from AP State Government[7]


  • Sriramulayya
  • Kubusam
  • Vegu Chukkalu
  • Maha Yagnam
  • Batukamma
  • Mysamma IPS


1949 (age 61–62)
Toopran, Medak, Andhra Pradesh
Political party
Telangana Praja Front

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Gummadi Vittal Rao popularly known as Gaddar (born 1949) is a pseudonym of a revolutionary Telugu balladeer and vocal Naxalite activist from the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The name Gaddar was adopted as a tribute to the pre-independence Gadar party which opposed British colonial rule in Punjab during 1910s.

Early years

Gaddar was born to Seshaiah and Lachumamma in the Toopran village of the Medak district in a poor dalit family. His parents worked as labourers to earn a living. He attended his early schooling in Bodhan of the Nizamabad district. After completing Pre University Course (then equivalent of 12th class) from a government junior college in Hyderabad.


1969 Separate Telangana Agitation

In 1969, Vittal Rao (Gaddar) joined the struggle for separate Telangana state. He formed a burrakatha (a kind of folk art in Andhra Pradesh, India) troupe named after Mahatma Gandhi to spread awareness about Telangana issue. He was soon disillusioned. For a while, he gave performances on family planning and other social themes for the Indian government's information and broadcasting ministry.

Popular culture

B. Narsing Rao, film director and founder of a forum called 'Art Lovers Association' noticed Gaddar and was impressed by his performance. He invited him to perform at a program on Bhagat Singh's anniversary. After this program, Gaddar began attending the weekly meetings of Art Lovers Forum on Sundays. B. Narsing Rao also asked him to write and bring something along. At the next weekly meet, Gaddar brought his first song — Apuro Rickshaw (stop rickshaw). Narsing Rao suggested changes to link the song to their lives and their labour. This became the famous song:
Stop Rickshaw-walla; I am coming; You work from morning to night, but your stomach cannot be filled; So much blood and sweat, yet you earn hardly anything…
This song, written in about 1971, became a massive hit, specifically amongst rickshaw drivers.
Then Gaddar came regularly to the Sunday meets. Numerous songs were written, mostly by Vittal. They printed their first songbook. It was entitled "GADDAR"; after the famous Gadar Party of Punjab. Soon, whenever they went to perform on streets, the people began to say that the "Gaddar people have come". The name stuck, and from then on Vittalrao is known as Gaddar. Meanwhile Gaddar came to know that B Narsing Rao was linked to the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist). Slowly Gaddar also came close to the Party.

Gaddar once again for separate State of Telanagana

With the resurgence of Telangana movement, Gadar once again started to express his support for the cause of Telangana and expressed his strong vocal support for all those fighting for a separate Telangana state with the motive of upliftment of lower castes, particularly dalits and also backward castes. Despite being a hardcore communist, he does not share the ideas of some communist parties of India that oppose separate Telangana state. In recent TV interviews he came out clearly that he is strongly with those who are for a Telangana of social justice where Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes have political representation on par with the OCs and BCs of the State. He expressed his solidarity with Devendar Gouds NTPP (Nava Telengana Praja Party) in spite of being shot at by the police during Goud's term as AP Home Minister. Quoting in his own words from various interviews on News channels "Even though telangana can be achieved only by political process through a bill at the center, it lies not only with the leaders of telangana parties but all those who have their lives at stake to bring about a people's movement. For a beginning let us take a big march. I Would lead the march and would be the first to take any bullets if fired at."
Gadar's song "Amma Telanganama Akali kekala gaanama" has been selected as the state song of Telangana"
Gaddar protests against arrest of Varavara Rao- 2005

Jana Natya Mandali

The Art Lovers Association was renamed the Jana Natya Mandali in 1972. Even while he was singing of revolution in the villages, Gaddar took a banking recruitment exam and got the post of a clerk at Canara Bank in 1975. He quit his bank job in 1984 and concentrated on Jana Natya Mandali. After he voiced his protest against the killing of several Dalits by upper caste landlords in Karamchedu village in Prakasam district in July 1985, the police raided Gaddar's house. He went underground.


In exile, Gaddar roamed through the forests of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa, spreading the revolutionary ideology through folk arts. Gaddar and his troupe adapted folk forms such as Oggu Katha, Veedhi Bhagotham (vernacular ballets using a combination of song, dialogue and dance) and Yellamma Katha (the story of the local deity) to revolutionary themes depicting the travails of peasants, labourers and other weaker sections. Jana Natya Mandali was soon regarded as the cultural wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War, a Maoist party active in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar and Orissa.
With his revolutionary songs catching the imagination of the masses, Gaddar became a legend. Hundreds of thousands of printed copies and thousands of cassettes of his songs have been distributed and sold over the last two decades.
Gaddar's attire is as well known as his songs. In his own words, 'in the beginning, we used to perform wearing lungis. But then, since women too formed a part of the audience, we thought that costume was not appropriate. Therefore, we preferred gochis (dhotis). In the same way, gongali (a thick blanket made of rough wool) worn across the chest had its own advantages. It is in the jungles that we first took to wearing anklets and a loaded rifle on the right shoulder. On the left one, we had a dolu (drum).' He sticks to the same gochi and gongali, anklets and dolu. The loaded rifle has given way to a lathi in the right hand.
After four-and-a-half years of exile, Gaddar emerged from hiding when the then Congress government led by Dr Marri Chenna Reddy adopted a 'liberal attitude' towards the Naxalites. On February 18, 1990, Gaddar met the media. Two days later, Jana Natya Mandali celebrated its 19th anniversary at Nizam College Grounds in Hyderabad. A staggering 200,000 people came to watch Gaddar.
In the last 15 years since he surfaced from self-imposed exile, Gaddar has seen six chief ministers blow hot and cold on the Naxalite movement. During this period, he has launched campaigns to protest against State repression in the countryside and killings of scores of Naxalites by the police in what he calls 'fake encounters.'
Gaddar believes those wielding political and administrative power will, one day, realise that the Naxalite issue can be tackled only by addressing the socio-economic issues in the countryside, and not through 'State terror.'

Assassination attempt

On April 6, 1997 there was an assassination bid on Gaddar. While two of the three bullets the assailants fired into him were removed, one was left untouched because of medical complications. The near-fatal attack, which the balladeer believes was engineered by the police, did not deter Gaddar from being a champion of the downtrodden.

Peace Emissary

In 2001, the Telugu Desam government accepted a proposal to have peace negotiations with Naxalites and the then Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War announced the names of Varavara Rao and Gaddar as its emissaries to work out modalities for the proposed talks. The Naxalite party was under ban at that time and these two writers were chosen as emissaries, keeping in view their yeomen services in people's causes for over three decades then. The government had also named two ministers as its representatives and after three sittings held at a time of unabated encounter killings, Varavara Rao and Gaddar pulled out of the talks’ process, that went on between May and July 2002.
The then opposition Indian National Congress criticized the stand of the Telugu Desam Party with regard to the talks and made a categorical promise in its Election Manifesto 2004 to hold talks to arrive at a meaningful peace. The Congress came to power in May 2004 and initiated the talks’ process in June. This time around the then Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War named Varavara Rao, Gaddar and novelist Kalyana Rao as its emissaries. The emissaries assumed their position on 13 July 2004 and had involved themselves in several rounds of discussions on modalities with the government including the Home Minister and the government representatives. Finally, leaders of two Naxalite parties (by then Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Janashakti also joined the talks process and the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Peoples War became Communist Party of India (Maoist)) came for the talks held between 15 October and 18 October 2004. After this first round of talks, the negotiating parties had to meet for subsequent rounds but after the encounter killings of some naxalites in January 2005, the Naxalite parties withdrew from the process on 16 January. After some failed attempts to revive the process, Varavara Rao and other emissaries withdrew from their positions on 4 April 2005. The peace process ended with the imposition of ban on CPI (Maoist), Revolutionary Writer’s Association (Virasam) and some other people’s organizations on 18 August 2005.
Within 24 hours of imposition of ban on Virasam, Varavara Rao and Kalyana Rao, were arrested on 19 August 2005 under AP Public Security Act. The police did not arrest Gaddar though they say they have evidence against him. The police accuse Gaddar of inciting violence and propagating the Naxalite ideology of 'power through the barrel of the gun.'
Unlike other left-wing revolutionary writers and poets, Gaddar is equally well known in rural and urban Andhra Pradesh. He is a familiar face on television screens, participating in protest programmes or spirited debates. His songs cut across the barriers of region, religion, dialect, caste and social status.
In the words of prominent academic Dr. Kancha Ilaiah, 'Gaddar was the first Telangana intellectual who established a link between the productive masses and the literary text and, of course, that text established a link between the masses and educational institutions.'

Political career

Telangana Praja Front

Main article: Telangana Praja Front
Gaddar founded Telangana Praja Front on October 3, 2010 and a formal announcement was made at a broad-based convention on October 9.[9]
As many people in Telangana believe TRS is mostly used by K.Chandra Sekharrao family for advance of its political interests, the Telangana Praja front viewed by those people that it will bring a new dynamic into the demand for Telangana state hood.

Personal life

Gaddar is married to Vimala. He has two sons, called Sureedu and Chandrudu (died of illness in 2003) and a daughter Vennela. k

Kaloji Narayana Rao

Kaloji Narayana Rao
September 9, 1914(1914-09-09)
Madikonda, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India
November 13, 2002(2002-11-13) (aged 88)
Warangal, Andhra Pradesh India
Cause of death
Old age injury
Other names
Kaloji, Kalanna, Praja Kavi
Known for
Freedom Struggle, Poet
Rukmini Bai Kaloji
Ravi Kumar Kaloji
Kaloji Narayana Rao (Telugu: పద్మ విభూషణ్ శ్రీ కాలోజీ నారాయణ రావు) (9 September 1914 - 13 November 2002) more popularly known as Kaloji or Kalanna is a well known Indian freedom fighter and a political activist of Telangana. He is noted for his contributions in the social and literary fields. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1992.

Early life

Kaloji was born in Madikonda(Manigiri), a village near Kazipet Warangal in Andhra Pradesh. His father was of a Maharastrian origin, Kaloji Ranga Rao, and mother Ramabai hailing from Karnataka.


During his student days and later, he was deeply influenced by the popular movements of the time like the Arya Samaj Movement, especially the civil rights part of it, the Library Movement and the Andhra Maha Sabha Movement. The fraternal care and affection of his elder brother Kaloji Rameshwar Rao, a noted Urdu poet, played a vital role in shaping the personality of Kaloji. Kaloji participated in Andhra MahaSabha activities since its formation in 1934. He was also associated with the Arya Samaj. He actively participated in the freedom movement of the erstwhile Hyderabad State and underwent imprisonment under the Nizam. He has also participated in various social, political and literary activities in Andhra Pradesh.
His active involvement with the masses and their problems and his tireless struggle for their emancipation have naturally earned him in equal measure the love of the people and the wrath of the powers that be. He is one of those select freedom fighters of our country who were imprisoned by the feudal lords and the alien rulers before the attainment of Indian Independence and by the native leaders thereafter.

Literary works

Kaloji is popularly known as Praja Kavi, meaning people's poet. Among all titles and honors he had, Praja Kavi was closest to his heart, as it took him closer to the people. He started writing poetry right from his early school days. He composed his first poem in 1931 while still in his teens, reacting emotionally to the execution of Bhagat Singh and very soon became a prominent writer and voracious reader. His writings are varied as they are numerous. They include Na Godava, a compilation of his poems in eight volumes, short stories and translations. Kaloji's Na Godava is unique both in its style and content. The great Telugu poet Sri Dasaradhi called it ' a running commentary on contemporary history'. It is essentially the poetry of dissent and an eloquent testimony to his concern for reform and courage to revolt. His other notable literary works are ' Kaloji Kathalu', 'Thudi Vijayam Manadi Jayam', 'Parthiva Vyavam' and 'Telangana Udyama Kavithalu', and translations entitled 'Na Bharata Desha Yatra' and 'Jeevana Geetha'. He also wrote extensively in Marathi, English, Urdu and Hindi. He also translated many literary works from other languages to Telugu.

Political career

He was a member of the AP Legislative Council during 1958-60. He was founder member for Andhra Saraswatha Parishathu and member Andhra Pradesh Sahitya Academy. He was the president of Telangana Rachayitala Sangham and was a Member of Glossary Committee during the period 1957-61.

Awards and honors

Kaloji was conferred the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest award given by the Government of India, for his excellent service in the literary and social fields. He is a recipient of Tamrapatra in 1972. He received the best translation award of the Andhra Pradesh Government for his work 'Jeevana Geetha' in 1968 and Burgula Ramakrishna Rao memorial first award. He was felicitated by the Andhra Pradesh Government in 1981. He was honored with the title 'Praja Kavi' and has been felicitated by various literary associations of Andhra Pradesh. He was conferred the Honorary Doctorate by the Kakatiya University, Warangal in 1992 for his contributions in the field of literature.


Kaloji donated his body to Kakatiya Medical College after he died which inspired thousands of people for his selfless service.

Suddala Ashok Teja

Suddala Ashok Teja
suddala vill., Nalgonda, AP, India
Poet, Lyricist
Suddala Ashok Teja (సుద్దాల అశోక్ తేజ) is a popular lyric writer in Tollywood.

Early life

Born to well known Telugu poet, Suddala Hanmanthu, a Padmashali poet of the Telangana Rebellion of 1940's. His native place is Suddala a village in Nalgonda district. He was a teacher in Bandalingapoor (Karimnagar district) before coming into the Telugu film industry. He started writing lyrics ever since he was a child. His nephew Uttej a well known character artist in Telugu films helped him to get a first chance in films. He became popular after penning the lyrics for the films Osey Ramulamma and Ninne Pelladutha during the years 1996-1997 and there was no looking back for him after.


He won the National Film Award for Best Lyrics in the year 2003 for his song Nenu Saitham in the movie Tagore (2003), it is based on Sri Sri's 'Nenu Saitham' from Mahaprasthanam. He is the third writer to win this award after Sri Sri for his "Telugu veera levaraa" in Alluri Sitaramaraju and Veturi for his "Raalipoye puvva neeku ragaalenduke" in "Matrudevobhava". He wrote over 1000 songs till 2004.


  • Ninne Pelladutha - 1996 - Naa mogude Ram**** Pan Ichhi
  • Osey Ramulamma - 1997 - 6 songs
  • OkaTO number kurraaDu - Nemali kannodaa
  • Tagore - 2003 - Nenu Saitham
  • Murari - Bangaaru kalla buchamma
  • khaDgam - Aha Allari
  • kanTE kooturnE kanu
  • Chandamama - Regumullole
  • 6Teens - Nuvu Yadikelthe Aadikastha suvarna
  • Pandurangadu - Matrudevo bhava anna maaata
  • Badrachalam - Okate jananam Okate maranam
  • Yagnam - Tongi Tongi choodamoku chandamama
  • Vishnu - Raavoyi chanda mama
  • Rayala seema Ramanna Chowdary - title song and other songs
  • Are Pachi Pachiga - Movie Name: Political Rowdy
  • Kallu Terichi Choosa,Movie Name: Political Rowdy
  • Palle palleku Untavu Kapala,Movie Name: Apthudu
  • Toofan Ayi Nuvvu Ravali Ra,Movie Name: Apthudu
  • Devudu Varamandisthe,Movie Name: 6 Teens
  • Em chesavo ,Movie Name: Yagnam
  • Ravoi Chandamama,Movie Name: Vishnu
  • Nee Pere Tanapyna,Movie Name: Vishnu
  • Papa Ro,Movie Name: Vijayendra Varma
  • Kallallo Draksha Rasam,Movie Name: Bobby
  • Kanapada leda,Movie Name: Bunny
  • Maylu Maylu,Movie Name: Bunny
  • Maa Colonylo,Movie Name: Apple
  • Money Money,Movie Name: Apple
  • Nuvva Nuvva,Movie Name: Apple
  • Paila Pachisu Pilla,Movie Name: Apple
  • Raghavendrudu,Movie Name: Apple
  • Chodo Chodo,Movie Name: Ayodhya
  • Jimmu Choodu,Movie Name: Ayodhya
  • Andala Aakashamantha,Movie Name: Chandramukhi
  • Chiluka Pada Pada,Movie Name: Chandramukhi
  • Ninnemo Paaparo,Movie Name: Seenugadu Chiranjeevi Fan
  • Jabilipaina,Movie Name: Paandu
  • Aaku Chaatu Pindelam,Movie Name: Fools
  • Holi Holi,Movie Name: Sree
  • Hylessa,Movie Name: Sri Ramadaasu
  • Varevva,Movie Name: Ranam
  • Jagadeka Veeruniga,Movie Name: Sri Krishna
  • Ramayya Ramayya,Movie Name: Hanumanthu
  • O Hanumanthu,Movie Name: Hanumanthu
  • Undipo Nesthama,Movie Name: Asthram
  • Maataltho Swarale,Movie Name: Amma Cheppindi
  • Hayire Hayire,Movie Name: Room Mates
  • Hayire Hayire,Movie Name: Room Mates
  • Suryude Selavni,Movie Name: Stalin
  • Adigadigo vastunnadu,Movie Name: Veede
  • Adugu Aduguna,Movie Name: Vijayaramaraju
  • Evaru Nuvvu,Movie Name: Vijayaramaraju
  • Gitarai Ne Padanaa,Movie Name: Uncle
  • Uncle Uncle Little Sta,Movie Name: Uncle
  • Rampa Chiku,Movie Name: Raana Old
  • Bangaru Chilaka,Movie Name: Raaraju
  • Chinnari,Movie Name: Chinnodu
  • Hey Manasa,Movie Name: Chinnodu
  • Buchimallu Buchimallu,Movie Name: Rayalseema Ramanna Choudary
  • Ramanna Ramanna,Movie Name: Rayalseema Ramanna Choudary
  • Yedura Ledinka,Movie Name: Rayalseema Ramanna Choudary
  • O_MALLEPUVVURA,Movie Name: Pellam Oorelithe
  • Ammo Ammammo,Movie Name: Satyam Shivam Sundaram
  • Oka Merupe,Movie Name: Naa Oopiri
  • Oka Poovula,Movie Name: Naa Oopiri
  • Chiguraku Yevaro,Movie Name: Jabili
  • Ganga Yamuna Godari,Movie Name: Jabili
  • Jolly Jolly College,Movie Name: Jabili
  • Pada Pada Nee,Movie Name: Jabili
  • Isdesh,Movie Name: Jenda
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Dr. C. Narayanareddy

C. Naryana Reddy, c. 1971
July 29, 1931 (1931-07-29) (age 79)
IndiaHanumajipeta, Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, India
poet, playwright, composer, artist
Dr. Cingireddy Narayana Reddy (Telugu: సి.నారాయణరెడ్డి) (29 July 1931) is an Indian poet, writer. He is a winner of the Jnanpith Award in 1988 for his contribution to Telugu literature. He is considered a foremost authority on Telugu Literature. He is known as Cinare.

Early life and background

Narayana Reddy was born in Hanumajipeta, Karimnagar district in erstwhile Nizam Kingdom in present day Andhra Pradesh.


He completed his Master's degree and Ph.D. degree in Telugu literature from Osmania University.


Narayana Reddy has started his career as a Telugu lecturer and he became professor at Osmania University. He also worked as Vice-Chancellor at two other Universities. His students often recollect his grip over the language, especially his poetry reading sessions.


Narayana Reddy was nominated to the Upper House of Indian Parliament, Rajya Sabha in August 1997.

Personal life

Naryana Reddy was married to Susheela. He has been conferring awards for best female writers in the name of 'Susheela Narayana Reddy Award' every year. He lives in Hyderabad.


C.Narayana Reddy has four daughters named Ganga, Yemuna, Saraswathi and Krishnaveni(names of famous rivers in India). All of them are married and some of them are living abroad with their respective families.


Andhra University honored him with Kala Prapoorna (Honoris causa) in 1978. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1977 and the second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan in 1992. He was conferred with the Raja-Lakshmi Award in the year 1988 from Sri Raja-Lakshmi Foundation, Chennai.
He won the Jnanpith Award in 1988 for his poetic work Viswambara, which has been translated into three other languages. He became one of only two Telugu persons who have received that award, the other being Viswanatha Satyanarayana.



  • Rutuchakram (1964)
  • Karpura vasantarayalu
  • Visvambara (1988)
  • Prapancapadulu (1991)
  • Gadilo samudram (1998)
  • Saptathi Oka Liptaga (2001)
  • Evi aa jeeva nidhulu? (2008)

Movie songs

Reddy entered film industry in 1962, by writing a song for the Gulebakavali Katha. He became famous with the song Nannu dochu kunduvate...vannela dorasani
He became known to a wide public as a lyricist for several famous Telugu films. He wrote more than 3,000 songs and contributed greatly for the success of many films.
Atma Bandhuvu
Anaganaga Oka Raaju Anaganaga Oka Raani,
Chaduvu Raanivaadavani Digulu Chendaku
Gulebakavali Katha
Nannu Dhochukonduvate Vannela Dodorasaani
Kula Gothralu
Chelikadu Ninne Rammani Piluva,
Chilipi Kanula Teeyani Chelikada
Raktha Sambandham
Yevaro Nanu Kavvinchi Poyedevaro
Vagalaranivi Neevu Sogasukadanu Nene
Chaduvukunna Ammayilu
Kila Kila Navvulu Chilikina
Gaaliki Kulamedi Nelaku Kulamedi
Dachalante Dagadule Daagudumootalu Saagavule, Mabbulo Emundi Naa Manasulo Emundi
Nee Kosam Naa Ganam Naa Pranam
Thirupathamma Katha
Poovai Virisina Punnami Vela Bidiyamu Neekela Bela
Amarshilpi Jakanna
Ee Nallani Raalalo Ee Kannulu Daageno
Gudi Gantalu
Neeli Kannula Needala Lona
Manchi Manishi
Antaga Nanu Choodaku Matadaku Vintaga Guri Choodaku Vetadaku
Murali Krishna
Kanulu Kanulu Kalisenu Kanne Vayasu Pilichenu,
Oo Anu Oohoo Anu Aunanu Aunaunanu Naa Valapanta Needani
Ramudu Bheemudu
Thelisindile Nelaraja Neeroopu Thelisindile
Mangamma Sapatham
Kanuleevela Chilipiga Navvenu
Paramanandayya Shishyula Katha
Naaloni Ragameeve Nadayadu Teegaveeve
Bangaru Gaajulu
Annayya Sannidhi Ade Naaku Pennidhi
Chellayi Pellikoothurayene Paalavellule Naalo Pongipoyene
Idena Mana Sampradayamidena
Krishna Nee Peru Talachina Chalu
Dharma Daata
O Naannaa Nee Manase Venna
Kodalu Diddina Kapuram
Nee Dharmam Nee Sangham Nee Desam Nuvu Maravoddu
Lakshmi Kataksham
Raa Vannela Dora Kanniyanu Chera
Chelleli Kapuram
Kanulamundu Neevunte Kavita Pongi Paarada
Mattilo Manikyam
Rimzim Rimzim Hyderabad
Bala Mitrula Katha
Gunna Mamidi Komma Meedha Goollu Rendunnayi
Manavudu Danavudu
Anuvu Anuvuna Velasina Deva Kanuvelugai Mamu Nadipimpa Rava
Tata Manavadu
Anubandham Atmiyata Anta Oka Bootakam
Andala Ramudu
Mamu Brovamani Cheppave Seetamma Talli
Alluri Seetharama Raju
Vastadu Naaraju Eeroju
Krishnaveni, Teluginti Viriboni, Krishnaveni, Naa Inti Aliveni
O Seeta Katha
Mallekannaa Tellana Maa Seeta Manasu
Maarali Maarali Manushula Nadavadi Maarali
Muthyala Muggu
Gogulu Pooche Gogulu Kache O Laccha Gummadi
Abhinava Thaaravo Naa Abhimana Thaaravo
Joru Meedunnave Thummeda, Nee Joru Evari Kosame Thummeda ?
Prema Tarangalu
Kalayaina Nijamaina Kadanna Ledanna
Prema Tharangalu Navjeevana Ragalu
Mangammagari Manavadu
Chandurudu Ninnu Choosi
Sri Suryanarayana Meluko
Repati Pourulu
Repati Pourulam
Jolajolamma Jola Jejela Jola Neelala Kannulaku Nityamalle Poola Jola
Kantene amma ani ante ela karuniche prathi devatha amme kadha kanna amme kadha
Idhigo rayalaseema gadda dheeni kadha telusuko telugu bidda
jejama jejema


Vemulawada Bheemakavi


Andhra Pradesh
Time zone
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Vemulawada (alternatively spelt Vemulawada) is a town 35 km from Karimnagar, in the Andhra Pradesh state, India. It is chiefly notable for the Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple complex, a site of pilgrimage for both Hindu (particularly devotees of Vishnu and Shiva) and worshippers.
The city has a population of more than 50 thousand. The city is being served as a business capital for the neighbouring villages. Being a Piligrimage the city has visitors from all over India.
The temple is one of the very old and powerful ones devoted to Lord Siva. Popularly known as Dakshina Kashi (Benaras of South India).Built by Chalukya Kings between AD 750 and 975, the complex is named for its presiding deity Sri Raja Rajeswara Swamy, an incarnation of Shiva. It houses several temples dedicated to other deities including Sri Rama, Lakshmana, Lakshmi, Ganapathy, Lord Padmanabha Swamy and Lord Bhimeshwara. hitectural features include its open galleries (such as the Mirror Gallery Addala Mantapa and a corridor with a number of Shiva idols) and a Dharma Gundam, a holy tank where pilgrims bathe then proceed for darshan and whose water is believed to have curative properties. Every year at the time of Maha Shiva Rathri more than 5 Lakh people visit this place.

Vemulawada Bheemakavi

Vemulawada Bheemakavi is a famous telugu poet who lived in 11th century in Vemulawada. He composed many poetic works in Chaatuvu style.
Vemulawada is also believed to be the place where the great Kannada poet Adikavi Pampa was born.

Desapati Srinivas

Desapati Srinivas is an Indian lyricist, singer, activist. He is one of the leaders of Telangana Separation Movement. His songs are eloquent. He is an advocate for the separation of Telangana.


Desapati Srinivas was a school teacher. He travels to all major public meetings and rallies organised for Telangana Separation. He is often invited to Television talk shows to discuss Telangana Movement.
His lyrics are sometimes used in movies.


Chandrabose (Telugu: చంద్ర బోస్ ) is an Indian lyricist who writes songs for Tollywood films. He was also a playback singer at the start of his motion picture career. He has won a number of awards as best lyricist.


Chandrabose is from the village of Challagariga in Warangal district, Telangana, in Andhra Pradesh, where he completed high school.[citation needed] He earned a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad. He has written music for 520 movies to date, with over 1500 songs to his name.[citation needed] Early in his career, he tried working as a singer in Doordarshan, without success. He then decided to switch to working as a lyricist.
His friend Srinath, who suggested the change, introduced him to the director Muppalaneni Siva.[citation needed] Siva had already directed Gharana Alludu and was starting production on Taj Mahal. Music director M. M. Sreelekha helped him with his first movie song, "Manchu Kondalloni Chandramaa", in 1995.
Chandrabose married Suchitra, a choreographer in the Telugu film industry.


  • Nagavalli (2010)
  • Komaram Puli (2010)
  • Simha (2010)
  • Adhurs (2010)
  • Arya 2 (2009)
  • Bendu Apparao R.M.P (2009)
  • Magadheera (2009)
  • Idea Super Singer (2009)
  • Lakshyam (2007)
  • Okka Magadu (2007)
  • Annavaram (2006)
  • Khatarnak (2006)
  • Sainikudu (2006)
  • Bommarillu (2006)
  • Vikramarkudu (2006)
  • Ranam (2006)
  • Happy (2006)
  • Jai Chiranjeeva (2005)
  • Bhageeradha (2005)
  • Chatrapati (2005)
  • Allari Bullodu (2005)
  • Andhrudu (2005)
  • Andarivaadu (2005)
  • Athanokkade (2005)
  • Subhash Chandra Bose (2005)
  • Chakram (2005)
  • Balu ABCDEFG (2005)
  • Na Autograph Sweet Memories (2004)
  • Shankar Dada MBBS (2004)
  • Sye (2004)
  • Gudumba Shankar (2004)
  • Naa Autograph (2004)
  • Samba (2004)
  • Naani (2004)
  • Arya (2004)
  • Nenunnanu (2004)
  • Athade Oka Sainyam (2004)
  • Anji (2004)
  • Lakshmi Narasimha (2004)
  • Abhimanyu (2003)
  • Tagore (2003)
  • Johnny (2003)
  • Dil (2003)
  • Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi (2003)
  • Gangotri (2003)
  • Pellam Oorelithe (2003)
  • Naaga (2002)
  • Chennekeshava Reddy (2002)
  • Aadi (2002)
  • Avunu Valliddaru Ishtapaddaru (2002)
  • Takkari Donga (2002)
  • Hanuman Junction (2001)
  • Student No. 1 (2001)
  • Daddy (2001)
  • Khushi(2001)
  • Manjunatha (2001)
  • Mrigaraju (2001)
  • Budget Padmanabham (2001)
  • Murari (2000)
  • Azaad (2000)
  • Jayam Manade Raa (2000)
  • Thammudu (1999)
  • Iddaru Mitrulu (1999)
  • Premante Idera (1998)
  • Pelli Sandadi (1997)
  • Bavagaru Bagunnara? (1998)
  • Choodalani Vundi (1998)
  • Master (1997)
  • Linga Babu Love Story (1995)
  • Joker (1993)


Chandrabose received the 2004 Nandi Award for Best Lyricist for "Cheekatito Veluge Cheppenu Nenunnanani" in Nenunnanu.

Noted songs

  • "Mounamgaaney Edagamani"[citation needed]
  • "Pedave Palikina Maatallonaa"[citation needed]
  • "Manchu Kondallona Candramaa" (his first song, from Taj Mahal)[citation needed]
  • "Chai chatukkuna Tagara Bhai" (Mrugaraju)
  • "Chiraloni Goppatanam Telusuko" (Palla Kilo Pellikuthuru)
  • "Cheekatito Veluge Cheppenu Nenunnanani" in Nenunnanu
  • "Panchadhara Bomma Bomma" in Magadheera



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