Sripada Krishnamurty Sastry

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Krishna Murthy Sastry, of Sripada family (1866 – 1960), a native of Devarapalli of West Godavari district, was the first poet laureate of Andhra Pradesh. He composed more than a hundred works in Telugu. He composed ‘Sri Krishnasweeyacharitam’, an autobiography in Sanskrit, rich in literary values.

His awards including Suvarna Gandapenderam, Mani Kireetam, Mahamahopadhyaya insignia and medallions are preserved at the Visaka Museum, at Visakhapatnam.