Telugu writer and Poet. Telugu writer and Poet. Gurazada Appa Rao; Gurajada Apparao. edit గురజాడ వెంకట అప్పారావు (Telugu). English: Life History of Gurajada Apparao dispalyed at his house (presently used as a memorial library) in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh. Sri Gurajada Apparao was a social reformer, poet, writer, philosopher, and a to know that the era of Modern Telugu Literature was born from Gurajada’s pen.

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So, it is our duty as a fellow Telugu-speaking individual to keep him in our thoughts and learn from him all that we can.

Inhe was appointed to the Board of Studies by Madras University. His style of humor is an inspiration to many writers and artists that came after him. He proved that a good heart and a sensible voice is all a man needs to bring change.

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In fact, it was Mukherji who constantly encouraged Appa Rao to go regional and start writing in Telugu to touch the natives.

Gurajada later went on to publish a touching patriotic song, Desamunu Preminchumanna, that is remembered even today.

Share this on WhatsApp. His daughter Voleti Lakshmi Narasamma was born in I am sure there is much more to this great personality than what meets the eye.



Vignana Sahiti Publications — via Google Books. InGurajada was appointed to the post of Epigraphist to the Maharaja of Vizianagaram. GuraZada took retirement inthe then Madras University honored him with the title “Emeritus Fellow”.

His parents were Venkata Rama Dasu and Kausalyamma. The drama went on to become a super success in the history of Telugu Literature.

Soon after, he was employed as a teacher in M. Retrieved from ” https: Gurajada lived most of his life in and around Vizianagaram in what was then called as Kalinga Rajyam. Views Read Edit View history. He was married to Appala Narasamma in Yates — -a British civil servant, Gidugu and Gurajada were the principal members.

Inhis close friend P. InGurajada’s mother died.

He was simultaneously involved in social work and became a member of the Voluntary Service Corps in Visakhapatnam in As Gurajada continued his literary journey, writing and working, he was introduced to Maharaja Pusapati Ananda Gajapati Raju, the royal prince of Vizianagaram.

Gurazada Venkata Apparao 21 September — 30 November was a noted Indian playwright, dramatist, poet, and writer known for his works in Telugu theatre. Until reading habits prevail among masses, one must look only to the stage to exert such healthy influence.


He spoke for the first time at a Congress Party meeting in while in Vizianagaram. Well, we will tell you exactly why and how! His remaining schooling was done at Vizianagaram after his father died.

His son Gurazada Venkata Ramadasu was born in Chandrasekhara Sastri who provided him free lodging and boarding. Gundukurti Venkata Ramanayyaeditor of the “Indian Leisure Hour” encouraged Gurazada greatly during the same period. In the mean time, he continued his studies and graduated with B.

Emeritus Fellow, University of Madras. Even though it has many inspiring lines, there is one line that is so powerful and universal it is still predominantly quoted:.

Gurazada enjoyed a close relationship with the ruling family during his adult life. The play was in some ways way ahead of its biorgaphy and was very bold in criticizing the popular opinions and practices during that era. The evolving face of theatre in India”.

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