Lakkoju Sanjeevaraya Sharma

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Lakkoju Sanjeevaraya Sharma
Lakkoju Sanjeevaraya Sharma in Nellore.jpg
Lakkoju Sanjeevaraya Sharma in Nellore
Born 27 November 1907
Kallur, Proddatur mandal, Cuddapah district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died 1998
Citizenship  Indian
Awards Ganita Brahma
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics, Avadhanam

Lakkoju Sanjeevaraya Sharma (Telugu: లక్కోజు సంజీవరాయ శర్మ) (27 November 1907 – 1998) was an Indian mathematician from Andhra Pradesh.[1] He was born blind[2] and gave many Mathematical Avadhanams (Ganitavadhanams) and surprised the elite and educated people.

He was born on 27 November 1907 at Kalluru village of Proddatur mandal in Cuddapah district. His parents are Lakkoju Pedda Pullaiah and Nagamma. He was born blind and had no formal education. He was married to Adilakshmamma at the age of 19 years.

He gave his first performance at Andhra Mahasabha at Nandyala in 1928 chaired by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was invited to New Delhi by Jawaharlal Nehru and performed before the President Rajendra Prasad and others dignitories. He traveled widely and gave about 7,000 performances in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Delhi. One of the memorable performances was given on 7 December 1966 at Sri Krishna Devaraya Andhra Bhasha Nilayam, Hyderabad.[3] He received many gold medals, honors and felicitations. He has prepared Indian Calendar for 4000 years.

He was invited to United States in 1993 by the Telugu community. He could not attend due to a problem with the visa. Sri Venkateswara University honored him with a doctorate in 1996.

He spent his terminal phase of life at Srikalahasti. He played Violin every evening at Kalahasteswara temple and used to get some honourorium from the Devasthanam authorities.


  1. ^ Sanjeevaraya Sharma Lakkoju, Luminaries of 20th Century, Part II, Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, 2005, pp: 876-877.
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2010-10-26.