Today marks the 103rd death anniversary of the legendary Telugu poet and writer Sri Gurajada Apparao Garu. Born in the year 1862, September 21st in Raayavaram, he completed his matriculation and got married to Appala Narasamma at the age of 23. He penned a novel ’Kanyasulkam’ in the year 1892. Later her wrote many great novels like ‘Saarangadhara’, ‘Damn It : Kadha Addam Thirigindi’ , ‘Puthadibomma Poornamma’, to name a few.
He is the lyricist of the great patriotic number ‘Desamunu Preminchumanna’. Many of his writing turned into films in the later years. He took his last breath on Nov 30th, 1915. Gurajada cultural society is now organizing a huge programme. On this occasion the society is going to honor director Krish who created some master piece movies like ‘Gamyam’, ‘Vedam’, ‘Kanche’, ‘Gowtami Putra Sathakarni’, ‘NTR’s Biopic’, ‘Manikarnika’, etc would be honored with ‘Gurajada Vishista Puraskaaram’.
Earlier this honor went to many great personalities of Telugu cinema and the literary world, like J V Somayajulu, Gollapudi Maruthi Rao, Dr. C. Narayana Reddy, Gummadi, K. Vishwanath, Shaukaru Janaki, Mallemala, Anjali Devi, Ravi Kondala Rao, Vamsi, Bharani, Chatla Sriramulu, Modhali Naga Bhushana Sarma, Suddhala, Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad, Garikapati Narasimha Rao, and Padmabhushan S P Balasubramanyam. Krish is honored to have got this award in such an early age compared to all the others who received it before. We congratulate director Krish on this occasion and looking forward to many more master pieces from him.