Ganti Jogi Somayaji

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from G. Jogi Somayaji)
Jump to: navigation, search
Ganti Jogi Somayaji
Born 7 October 1900
Anakapalli, Visakhapatnam district
Died 12 January 1987
Occupation Lecturer
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Hindu
Citizenship India
Education M.A.
Alma mater Maharajah's College, Vizianagaram
Genre Poet
Notable works Andhra Bhasha Vikasam

Ganti Jogi Somayaji (Telugu: గంటి జోగి సోమయాజి) M.A. (7 October 1900 – 12 January 1987) was a famous linguist and teacher.[1] He was a scholar in Sanskrit, Telugu, English and other languages.[2]

Brief lifesketch[edit]

Ganti Jogi Somayaji was born at Anakapalli, Visakhapatnam district in 1900. He was graduated from Maharajah's College, Vizianagaram in 1921. He has completed L.T. and obtained Vidwan degree in Telugu and Sanskrit languages in 1926. He has obtained M. A. in Sanskrit while working in a High School at Adoni. He has joined Pachaiyappa's College as Lecturer of Sanskrit and worked for 3 years. He has joined Andhra University in 1933 as Telugu lecturer and worked there till 1963.

He died on 12 January 1987.

The Ganti Jogi Somayaji memorial lecture was instituted in his memory by Telugu Department of Andhra University. Dr. Ravi Ranga Rao gave the annual lecture on "Conciseness in Poetry" in 2010.[3]

Literary works[edit]

  • Basava Charitra (1925)
  • Vamsodharakudu (1927)
  • Dharma Samrajyamu (1929)
  • Ramachandruni Hampi Yatra (1930) : Described the glorious past of Hampi.
  • Andhra Bhasha Vikasam (1947) : History of Telugu language.
  • Kotta Lantarlu (1948)
  • Sri Radhakrishnaprabha (1970) : The divinity in man; a poetical biographical sketch of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan in Sanskrit, published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jogi Somayaji Ganti, Luminaries of 20th Century, part I, Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, pp: 220-21.
  2. ^ Ganti Jogi Somayaji in Indian Literature, Ed. Dr. Nagendra, Prabhat Prakashan, Delhi, 1988, pp: 92.
  3. ^ [1]