03 January 2017

Gurazada Venkata Apparao 21.9.2013

Gurazada Venkata Apparao (September 21, 1862 – November 30, 1915) was a noted Indian playwright, dramatist, poet, and writer known for his works in Telugu theatre. Rao wrote the play Kanyasulkam in 1892, which is often considered the greatest play in the Telugu language. One of the pioneers of Indian theatre, Rao holds the titles Kavisekhara and Abyudaya Kavitha Pithamahudu. In 1910, Rao has scripted the widely known Telugu patriotic song.
In 1891, Gurajada was appointed to the post of Epigraphist to the Maharaja of Vizianagaram.

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