Legendary Telugu writer Dasaradhi Rangacharya passes away

Legendary Telugu writer Dasaradhi Rangacharya passed away in Hyderabad, Telangana after a brief illness. He was 87.

About Dasaradhi Rangacharya

  • Dasaradhi was on 24 August 1928 in Khammam District erstwhile Hyderabad State now in Telangna.
  • Hyderabad liberation Struggle: He had actively participated in fight against the Nizam’s autocratic rule and also took part in the Telangana Armed Struggle till Hyderabad was liberated in Operation Polo.
  • Work: He had written number of books highlighting the life and agony of the people at the grass roots level especially in the then Telangana region.
  • His novels Chillara Devullu (The Lesser Deities)-1969, Moduga Poolu (Fire Flowers)-1971 are well known for influencing Telugu people against oppression by the rulers.
  • He also had translated all four Vedas, Ramayana and Mahabharata into Telugu. His autobiography was Jeevanayanam.
  • Awards: He was awarded Sahitya Academy award for Chillara Devullu.


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