Veturi Prabhakara Sastri

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Veturi Prabhakara Sastri
Born7 February 1888
Pedakallepalli, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died29 August 1950

Veturi Prabhakara Sastri (7 February 1888 – 29 August 1950) was a Pundit (expert) in both Sanskrit and Telugu languages.


As a publisher and writer, he introduced to Telugu people several ancient texts, in association with Manavalli Ramakrishna from prachya likhita pustaka bhandagaram (library of ancient scripts). He discovered the copper scripts of Annamayya's poetry and introduced them to Telugu people.[1] Similarly, he unearthed palm scripts of Ranganadha's Ragadalu. He published Tanjavuri Andhra Rajula Charitra, Srinadha Vaibhavamu, Sringara Srinadham, Manu Charitra, Basava Puranam etc. with elaborate introductions. He translated Bhasa's Pratimanatakam, Karnabharam and Madhyamavyayogam.

Vangmaya Peetam[edit]

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) established "Sriman Veturi Prabhakara Sastry Vangmaya Peetam" in 2007 to publish his books and research works.[2] A life-size bronze statue of Sri Veturi was installed before the SVETA Complex in Tirupati.[3]


  1. ^ "Tributes paid to Veturi Prabhakara Sastry". The Hindu. 30 August 2008. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 May 2010. Retrieved 29 March 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Statue of litterateur Veturi Prabhakara Sastri unveiled". The Hindu. 8 February 2008. Retrieved 6 June 2018.