Sri Sri (writer)

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Srirangam Srinivasa Rao,
శ్రీరంగం శ్రీనివాస రావు
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Sri Sri
Born Srirangam Srinivasa Rao
(1910-04-30)30 April 1910
Vishakhapatnam
Died 15 June 1983(1983-06-15) (aged 73)
Madras
Other names SriSri
Spouse(s) Saroja
Relatives Srirangam Narayana Babu
Website
mahakavisrisri.com

Srirangam Srinivasarao (Telugu: శ్రీరంగం శ్రీనివాస రావు) (30 April 1910 – 15 June 1983), popularly known as Sri Sri (Telugu: శ్రీశ్రీ), was a Telugu poet and lyricist.[1] He was a member of PEN INDIA, Sahitya Academy, Vice President of the South Indian Film Writers Association, Madras and President of the revolutionary writers association of Andhra. He was also awarded the Soviet Land Nehru Award of India.[2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Srirangam Srinivasa Rao, popularly known as Sri Sri, was born on 30 April 1910 in Visakhapatnam. Sri Sri completed his education in the same school in which his father Sri Venkata Ramaiah was working as a mathematics teacher. He married Ms. Venkata Ramanamma at an age of 15 and adopted a girl child. Later on he married Ms. Sarojini and was blessed with a son and Three daughters.Son Venkat and Daughters are Manjula, Mangala and Mala.

He went to Madras for his higher studies in 1928 and completed them by 1931. In 1938, he joined as a sub editor of 'Andhra Prabha' daily newspaper. He later on worked for All India Radio and armed forces. He is a major radical poet (e.g. prabhava) and novelist (e.g. Veerasimha Vijayasimhulu). He introduced free verse into his socially concerned poetry through Maha Prasthanam. He wrote visionary poems in a style and metre not used before in Telugu classical poetry. He moved poetry forward from traditional mythological themes to reflect more contemporary issues.

He entered into Telugu cinema with Ahuti(1950), a Telugu dubbed version of Junnarkar's Neera aur nanda(1946). Some of the songs Hamsavale O Padava, Oogisaladenayya, Premaye janana marana leela, scored by Saluri Rajeswara Rao, were major hits. [5]

Literary career[edit]

Srirangam Srinivasa Rao was the first true modern Telugu poet to write about contemporary issues that affected day-to-day life of a common man in a style and metre which were not used in classical Telugu poetry. He wrote visionary poems in a style and metre not used before in Telugu classical poetry. He moved poetry forward from traditional mythological themes to reflect more contemporary issues.

His book Maha Prasthanam (The Great Journey), an anthology of poems, is one of his major works. Other major works include Siprali and Khadga Srushti ("Creation of the Sword").[6]

Telugu cinema[edit]

Sri Sri was a screenwriter for several Telugu films. He was one of the best film song writers in India, he has penned lyrics for over 1000 soundtracks in Telugu. He was a great asset to the Telugu film industry [7]

National honours[edit]

Film awards[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Literary works[edit]

Tollywood songs[edit]

Year Film Song
1956 ఇలవేల్పు (Ilavelupu) చల్లని రాజా... ఓ చందమామా (challani raja... O chandamama)
1958 మాంగల్యబలం (Mangalya Balam) వాడిన పూలే వికసించెనే (Vadina pule vikasinchene)
1959 Jayabheri nanduni charitamu vinuma
1959 Sabhash Ramudu jayammu nischayammura
1961 Bharya Bharthalu joruga husharuga
1961 Iddaru Mitrulu padavela radhika..
1961 Vagdanam Sri Nagaja Tanayam
1961 Velugu Needalu O rangayyo pula rangayyo
1962 Aradhana na hrudayamlo nidurinche chelee..
1963 Nartanasala evvari kosam ee mandahasam
1963 Punarjanma evarivo.. neevevarivo
1963 Paruvu Pratishta A mabbu terala lona daagundi (sad)
1964 Dr. Chakravarthi manasuna manasai
1964 Gudi Gantalu neelona nanne nilipevu nede
1964 Bobbili Yuddham muripinche andhaale
1964 Manchi Manishi rananukunnavemo
1964 Sabhash Suri devudiki emi
1965 Preminchi Chudu dorikaaru doragaaru..
1966 Atma Gouravam valapulu virisina puvvule
1969 Atmeeyulu kallalo pelli pandiri
1969 Manushulu Marali turupu sindhurapu..
1972 Kalam Marindi mara ledule ee kalam
1973 Devudu Chesina Manushulu Devudu Chesina Manushulara
1973 Desoddharakulu madi madi.. suchi suchi
1974 Alluri Seetharama Raju Telugu veera levara (National Award Winning Song)
1974 Bhoomi Kosam evaro vastarani
1975 Balipeetam kalasi padudaam
1975 Devudu Lanti Manishi kandalu
1976 Kolleti Kapuram iddarame
1976 Badi Pantalu pani chese raitanna
1976 Ramarajyamlo Raktapatam ivvala randi
1977 Prema Lekhalu ee roju
1977 Oorummadi Brathukulu Sramaika Jeevana Soundaryaniki Samanamainadi Lene Ledoyi
1977 Yamagola samaraniki nede prarambham
1978 Karunamayudu devudu ledani anakunda
1979 Gorintaku ilaga vachhi
1979 Kaliyuga Mahabharatam ee samaram
1980 Ammayiki Mogudu Mamaki Yamudu chudara.. Telugu sodara
1980 Sardar Paparayudu burrakatha on Alluri Seetharama Raju
1982 Eenadu randi kadali randi
1982 Manchu Pallaki manishe manideepam
1982 Viplava Sankham Muyinchina oka veeruni kanthamm, Kontamandi Kurravallu
1983 Neti Bharatam ardha ratri swatantram
1984 Maha Prasthanam maro prapancham pilichindi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sri Sri's prose reflects his sincerity: Virasam leader". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 2 May 2010. 
  2. ^ http://dff.nic.in/2011/22nd_nff_1974.pdf. Retrieved 2012-08-29.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Chaso Dolls Wedding & Other Stories - Page xii introduction by Renee David Shulman, 194, Cāsō - 2012 "But Vizianagaram in the mid-twentieth century was also home to other literati including the most famous poet in modern Telugu, Sri Sri (Srirangam Srinivasa Rao); Arudra, historian of Telugu literature, literary critic and poet; and Racakonda Visvanatha Sastri, the short-story writer whose statue you can find on the Visakhapatnam beach...."
  4. ^ Dictionary of Hindu Literature Kuśa Satyendra - 2000 -- Page 175 "Sriniwasaraw Srirangam (b 1910 Visakhapatnam). Telugu poet. Sri Sri, as he is popularly known, wrote his first poem at ..."
  5. ^ Mahakavi Sri Sri : Makers of Indian Literature, Budaraju Radhakrishna, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, 3rd edition, 2006. (ISBN 81-260-0719-2)
  6. ^ T. Venkata Rao (16 September 2006). "Portrait of a revolutionary". The Hindu (Chennai, India). Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  7. ^ http://dff.nic.in/2011/22nd_nff_1974.pdf. Retrieved 2012-08-29.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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