Sri Sri (writer)
|Srirangam Srinivasa Rao|
Srirangam Srinivasa Rao|
30 April 1910
15 June 1983 73) (aged|
Srirangam Srinivasa Rao (30 April 1910 – 15 June 1983), popularly known as Sri Sri, was a Telugu poet and lyricist. He was a member of PEN INDIA, Sahitya Academy, Vice-President of the South Indian Film Writers Association, Madras and President of the revolutionary writers association of Andhra. He was also awarded the Soviet Land Nehru Award of India.
Srirangam Srinivasa Rao, popularly known as Sri Sri, was born on 30 April 1910 in Visakhapatnam. He completed his education in the same school in which his father, Sri Venkata Ramaiah, was working as a mathematics teacher. He married Venkata Ramanamma at an age of 15 and adopted a girl child. He later married Sarojini, with whom he had a son and three daughters.
He went to Madras for his higher studies in 1928 and completed them by 1931. In 1938, he joined as a sub-editor of Andhra Prabha, a daily newspaper. He later worked for All India Radio and armed forces. He is a major radical poet (e.g. Prabhava) and novelist (e.g. Veerasimha Vijayasimhulu). He introduced free verse into his socially concerned poetry through Maha Prasthanam. He wrote visionary poems in a style and metre not used before in Telugu classical poetry. He moved poetry forward from traditional mythological themes to reflect more contemporary issues.
He entered into Telugu cinema with Ahuti (1950), a Telugu-dubbed version of Junnarkar's Neera aur nanda (1946). Some of the songs, such as "Hamsavale O Padava", "Oogisaladenayya", "Premaye janana marana leela", scored by Saluri Rajeswara Rao, were major hits.
Srirangam Srinivasa Rao was the first true modern Telugu poet to write about contemporary issues that affected day-to-day life of a common man in a style and metre which were not used in classical Telugu poetry. He wrote visionary poems in a style and metre not used before in Telugu classical poetry. He moved poetry forward from traditional mythological themes to reflect more contemporary issues.
His book Maha Prasthanam (The Great Journey), an anthology of poems, is one of his major works. Other major works include Siprali and Khadga Srushti ("Creation of the Sword").
Sri Sri was a screenwriter for several Telugu films. He was one of the best film songwriters in India, he has penned lyrics for over 1000 soundtracks in Telugu. He was a great asset to the Telugu film industry
- Sahithya Academy Award – 1972
- Soviet Land Nehru Award
- Prabhava (1928)
- Vaaram Vaaram (1946)
- Sampangi Thota (1947)
- Maha Prasthanam (1950)
- Amma ( 1952)
- Meemee (1954)
- Maro Prapancham (1956)
- Three Cheers for Man (1956)
- Charama Raathri (1957)
- Maanavudi Paatlu (1958)
- Gurajada (1959)
- Moodu Yebhailu (1964)
- Khadga Srushti (1966)
- Views and Reviews (1969)
- Sri Sri Sahityam (5 volumes) (1970)
- Sri Sri's Minnelani (1970)
- Rekka Vippina Revolution (1971)
- Vyasa Kreedalu (1973)
- Maro Moodu Yabhailu (1974)
- China Yaanam (1980)
- Maro Prasthanam (1980)
- Mahaa Prasthanam (1981)
- Paadavoyi Bharateeyuda (1983)
- New Frontiers (1983)
|1956||ఇలవేల్పు (Ilavelupu)||చల్లని రాజా... ఓ చందమామా (challani raja... O chandamama)|
|1958||మాంగల్యబలం (Mangalya Balam)||వాడిన పూలే వికసించెనే (Vadina pule vikasinchene)|
|1959||Jayabheri||nanduni charitamu vinuma|
|1959||Sabhash Ramudu||jayammu nischayammura|
|1961||Bharya Bharthalu||joruga husharuga|
|1961||Iddaru Mitrulu||padavela radhika..|
|1961||Vagdanam||Sri Nagaja Tanayam|
|1961||Velugu Needalu||O rangayyo pula rangayyo|
|1962||Aradhana||na hrudayamlo nidurinche chelee..|
|1963||Nartanasala||evvari kosam ee mandahasam|
|1963||Paruvu Pratishta||A mabbu terala lona daagundi (sad)|
|1964||Dr. Chakravarthi||manasuna manasai|
|1964||Gudi Gantalu||neelona nanne nilipevu nede|
|1964||Bobbili Yuddham||muripinche andhaale|
|1964||Sabhash Suri||devudiki emi|
|1965||Preminchi Chudu||dorikaaru doragaaru..|
|1966||Atma Gouravam||valapulu virisina puvvule|
|1969||Atmeeyulu||kallalo pelli pandiri|
|1969||Manushulu Marali||turupu sindhurapu..|
|1972||Kalam Marindi||mara ledule ee kalam|
|1973||Devudu Chesina Manushulu||Devudu Chesina Manushulara|
|1973||Desoddharakulu||madi madi.. suchi suchi|
|1974||Alluri Seetharama Raju||Telugu veera levara (National Award Winning Song)|
|1974||Bhoomi Kosam||evaro vastarani|
|1975||Devudu Lanti Manishi||kandalu|
|1976||Paadi Pantalu||pani chese raitanna|
|1976||Ramarajyamlo Raktapatam||ivvala randi|
|1977||Prema Lekhalu||ee roju|
|1977||Oorummadi Brathukulu||Sramaika Jeevana Soundaryaniki Samanamainadi Lene Ledoyi|
|1977||Yamagola||samaraniki nede prarambham|
|1978||Karunamayudu||devudu ledani anakunda|
|1979||Kaliyuga Mahabharatam||ee samaram|
|1980||Ammayiki Mogudu Mamaki Yamudu||chudara.. Telugu sodara|
|1980||Sardar Paparayudu||burrakatha on Alluri Seetharama Raju|
|1981||Aakali Rajyam||Oo Mahatma|
|1982||Eenadu||randi kadali randi|
|1982||Manchu Pallaki||manishe manideepam|
|1982||Viplava Sankham||Muyinchina oka veeruni kanthamm, Kontamandi Kurravallu|
|1983||Neti Bharatam||ardha ratri swatantram|
|1984||Maha Prasthanam||maro prapancham pilichindi|
- "Sri Sri's prose reflects his sincerity: Virasam leader". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2 May 2010.
- "NFF 22 National Film Festival" (PDF). National Jury for Feature Films. 1974. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
- Chaso Dolls Wedding & Other Stories – Page xii introduction by Renee David Shulman, 194, Cāsō – 2012 "But Vizianagaram in the mid-twentieth century was also home to other literati including the most famous poet in modern Telugu, Sri Sri (Srirangam Srinivasa Rao); Arudra, historian of Telugu literature, literary critic and poet; and Racakonda Visvanatha Sastri, the short-story writer whose statue you can find on the Visakhapatnam beach...."
- Dictionary of Hindu Literature Kuśa Satyendra – 2000 – Page 175 "Sriniwasaraw Srirangam (b 1910 Visakhapatnam). Telugu poet. Sri Sri, as he is popularly known, wrote his first poem at ..."
- Mahakavi Sri Sri : Makers of Indian Literature, Budaraju Radhakrishna, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, 3rd edition, 2006. (ISBN 81-260-0719-2)
- T. Venkata Rao (16 September 2006). "Portrait of a revolutionary". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
- (PDF) http://dff.nic.in/2011/22nd_nff_1974.pdf. Retrieved 29 August 2012. Missing or empty
- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0820223/ IMDb