C. Narayana Reddy: A Jnanpith awardee writer and lyricist passes away

C. Narayana Reddy: A Jnanpith awardee writer and lyricist passes away

Jnanpith awardee Dr Narayana Reddy passed away today in Hyderabad. He was taken to the Hospital when he developed health complications but was pronounced dead in this morning. Narayana Reddy was 85 years old renowned Telugu poet, Autor, writer, lyricist and who also wrote several songs for Telugu movies. The Indian poet and writer Cingireddy Narayana Reddy was popularly known as Cinare. He achieved the Jnanpith Award in 1988 and is considered to be an authority on Telugu literature.

He was a great lyricist for a large number of songs for Telugu films which have been a huge hit.He was away from the film industry due to his health condition from the last few years. Narayana Reddy the great poet and Jnanpith awardee was born in the remote village of Karimnagar district in Andhra Pradesh on July 29, 1931. He was also well served in Urdu and served as a vice vice-chancellor of Telugu University. He did MA and PhD in Telugu literature from Osmania University. He was felicitated with country’s third-highest civilian honour and Padma Vibhushan in 1992 and was nominated to the Upper House of Parliament in 1997. Visvambara was famous poetic work of Narayana Reddy which was also translated into three other languages and for which he was awarded prestigious Jnanpith award in 1988.

In 1962 Narayana Reddy entered the film industry by writing all the songs for the movie Gulebakavali Katha. The Tollywood actor NTR asked him to write all the songs for his movie as he became one of the famous and greatest lyricists with the song Nannu dochu kunduvate. He has contributed to the success of many films with more than 3000 hit songs.

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