Indian Poet and Writer C. Narayan Reddy Passes Away

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Indian Poet and Writer C. Narayan Reddy Passes Away

 

 

Cingireddy Narayana Reddy {29 July 1931 – 12 June 2017} popularly known as Cinare was an Indian Telugu and Urdu poet and writer. Reddy won the Jnanpith Award in 1988 for his poetic work, Viswambara. He had been awarded an honorary Kala Prapoorna by Andhra University in 1978, having been a recipient of the Padma Shri in 1977. He was conferred with the Raja-Lakshmi Award by the Sri Raja-Lakshmi Foundation in 1988 and in 1992 he was honoured with India’s third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan.

Narayana Reddy was nominated to the Rajya Sabha – the upper house of the Indian Parliament – in August 1997.

Jnanpith awardee Dr C Narayana Reddy passed away here on Monday. The litterateur was rushed to the hospital this morning when he developed health complications but was pronounced dead. The death of the 85-year-old poet-author-writer-lyricist and former Rajya Sabha member was condoled by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

Narayana Reddy was born in Hanumajipet, Karimnagar district, Hyderabad state (now in Telangana) on 1931, July 29 to the couple Malla Reddy, and Buchamma. His father was a farmer and his mother was a house wife.

Naryana Reddy married Suseela and with her had four daughters. He named them after the four famous rivers in India Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Krishnaveni. He instituted an award named after his wife and this is presented to female writers every year. He lived in Film Nagar, Hyderabad.

Reddy entered film industry in 1962, by writing all the songs for the Gulebakavali Katha. He became famous with the song Nannu dochu kunduvate…vannela dorasani. He was asked by NTR to write all of his songs.

He became known to a wide public as a lyricist for several famous Telugu films. He has written more than 3000 songs and contributed to the success of many films.

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