Gona Budda Reddy

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Gona Budda Reddy (13th century CE) was a poet living in southern India. His Ranganatha Ramayanam was a pioneering work in the Telugu language on the theme of the Ramayana epic. It is divided into seven khandas (parts). The work has become part of cultural life in Andhra Pradesh and is used in puppet shows.


Gona Budha Reddy ruled his kingdom from Vardhamaanapuram (currently known as Nandi Vaddemaan in Mahabubnagar District)