Jnanpith awardee writer and poet C Narayana Reddy passes away

Reddy was awarded the prestigious Jnanpith award in 1988 for his poetic work Visvambara which was also translated in three other languages.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 12, 2017 9:34 am
C Narayana Reddy, Jnanpith Award, Telugu Literature Noted writer and poet C Narayana Reddy passes away on Monday. ANI photo

Noted poet and writer Cingireddi Narayana Reddy, recipient of the Jnanpith Award in 1988, passed away on Monday, news agency ANI reported. He was 85. Reddy was a renowned Telugu poet who also wrote several songs for Telugu movies.

Reddy was born in a remote village of Karimnagar district in Andhra Pradesh on July 29, 1931. He had a MA and PhD in Telugu literature from Osmania University where he also worked as a professor.

In 1992, he was felicitated with country’s third-highest civilian honour, Padma Vibhushan, and was nominated to the Upper House of Parliament in 1997. Reddy was awarded the prestigious Jnanpith award in 1988 for his poetic work Visvambara which was also translated in three other languages.

 

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    chlokes
    Jun 12, 2017 at 2:43 pm
    why do you spell GyaanPeeth as Jnanpith ?
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      truelight
      Jun 12, 2017 at 11:58 am
      A doyen of Telugu literature. His contribution to the development and enrichment of Telugu language and culture are invaluable. In today's digital age, not sure without such luminaries, how the Telugu language/Literature will survive and make progress. May his soul rest in peace. May Telugu people be blessed with many more such intellectuals.
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        Anil
        Jun 12, 2017 at 10:32 am
        It's GYANPEETH not Jnanpeth.
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          Giri
          Jun 12, 2017 at 2:03 pm
          It is neither GYANPEETH nor JNANPEETH. It is more like (not exactly, since English language is inadequate to express Sanskrit sounds properly) GNANPEETH.
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