Renowned Telangana poet Guda Anjaiah passes away

Noted Telangana poet and lyricist Guda Anjaiah passed away following a brief illness at Ragannagudem, Telangana. He was 61.

He played a key role in Telangana statehood movement by penning several songs which later found their way into films.

About Guda Anjaiah

  • He was born in Adilabad district in 1955. He was leading life as pharmacist in Hyderabad.
  • He was famous for his song ‘Ee Ooru Manadira” which was translated in 16 languages.
  • Some of his other famous songs are Rajiga ori Rajiga and Ayyoniva nuvvu. They were based on Telangana statehood movement during 2009-11 and were played in Poru film.
  • He also had written novel titled Polimera which highlighted the dark days of 1975 National Emergency.
  • Awards and Honours: Sahithya Bandu Ratna award (1986), Rajini Telugu Sahithi Samithi Award (1988),  Telangana Sahithya Puraskaram (2015) etc.

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