Tummala Seetharama Murthy

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Tummala Seetharama Murthy
Native name తుమ్మల సీతారామమూర్తి
Born 1901
Kavuru, Guntur district, India.
Died 1990 (aged 88–89)
Appikatla, Guntur district, India.
Occupation Teacher, poet
Nationality Indian
Genre Romanticism, Humanistic, Nationalistic

Tummala Seetharama Murthy (1901–1990) was an Indian poet writing in Telugu.

Murthy was born in Kavuru village in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. Works such as "Rashtragaanamu" reflect patriotism and the Indian independence struggle. He was honoured with the Sahitya Akademi Award[1] in 1969, and with the title "Kalaaprapoorna" by Andhra University in 1969.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Sri Tummala Seetharama Murthy garu was born in Kavuru village in Cherukupalli Mandal of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. He was born on 1 December 1901 to Tummala Narayya and Chenchamamba.[3] He completed his Ubhya Bhasha Praveena From Andhra University.[3] He spent most of his career working as teacher. He taught Sanskrit for some time in Sanskrit School, Amrutaluru.[4] He died on 21 March 1990 in Appikatla village of Guntur District.

Poetic style and works[edit]

He was initially into Bhava Kavitha Udyayam (Romanti Poetry), later he got inspired in to Humanisim, finally into nationalism and struggle for Indian independence.[5] Later he worked towards special Andhra state and Sarvodaya Movement as well. All these phases gets reflected in works.[6] Tummala SitaRama Murthy advocated Gandhian philosophy.[7] He strived to write poetry in simple language free from complex sanskrit. His literay works include

  • "Rastra Ganamu" - Praising the history and glory of Rayalaseema
  • "Mahatma Katha" - The independence movement and nationalism were popularised with Mahatma Gandhi as protaganist in his novel.[8]
  • "Sarvodaya Ganamau" - About Sarvodaya movement
  • "Pariga Panta"
  • "Atmarpanamu"[9]

He has 30 works to his credit

Accolades and recognition[edit]

Sahitya Academy award in 1969[1]

Kalaprapoorna (Sahitya) title by Andhra University

Abhinava Tikkana, Telugu lenka titles conferred by other organizations[3]


  1. ^ a b Sahitya Akademi.Telugu Awards
  2. ^ http://www.telugurachayita.org/?page_id=656
  3. ^ a b c "తుమ్మల సీతారామ మూర్తి ( Tummala Seetharama Murthy ) | Telugu Rachayita". www.telugurachayita.org. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  4. ^ "SCHOOLS". www.govada.org. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  5. ^ Page 15, Andhra Pradesh, Volume 15, 1970 by Directorate of information and Broadcasting, Government of Andhra Pradesh
  6. ^ Indian & Pakistan Year Book & Who's who. Bennett, Coleman & Company. 1951-01-01. 
  7. ^ "Kritya :: In The Name Of Poetry". www.kritya.in. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  8. ^ The Indian P.E.N. P.E.N. All-India Centre. 1973-01-01. 
  9. ^ "Digital Library of India". www.dli.gov.in. Retrieved 2016-09-10.