Lakkoju Sanjeevaraya Sharma

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Lakkoju Sanjeevaraya Sharma
Lakkoju Sanjeevaraya Sharma in Nellore.jpg
Lakkoju Sanjeevaraya Sharma in Nellore
Born27 November 1907
Kallur, Proddatur mandal, Cuddapah district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Citizenship Indian
AwardsGanita Brahma
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics, Avadhanam

Lakkoju Sanjeevaraya Sharma (Telugu: లక్కోజు సంజీవరాయ శర్మ) (27 November 1907 – 1998) was an Indian mathematician.[1] He gave many mathematical Avadhanams (Ganitavadhanams), educated people and surprised the elite.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Sharma was born at Kalluru village of Proddatur mandal in Cuddapah district. His parents were Lakkoju Pedda Pullaiah and Nagamma. He was born blind and had no formal education. He married Adilakshmamma at 19.


Sharma 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 President Rajendra Prasad along with other dignitaries. He traveled widely and gave about 7,000 performances in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Delhi. One of his most memorable performances was on 7 December 1966 at Sri Krishna Devaraya Andhra Bhasha Nilayam.[2] He received many gold medals, honors and felicitations.

Sharma prepared an Indian Calendar extending 4,000 years.

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

Sharma completed his life at Srikalahasti. He played the violin every evening at Kalahasteswara temple for an honorarium from the Devasthanam authorities.


  1. ^ "Frontmatter", 20Th Century French Drama, Columbia University Press, 31 December 1958, pp. I–II, doi:10.7312/gros90036-fm, ISBN 9780231876735
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)