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 Viswanatha Satyanarayana

Viswanatha Satyanarayana

A commemorative postage stamp on ‘Kavi Saamraat‘ Viswanadha Satyanarayana (10 September 1895-18 October 1976), an Indian Telugu writer of 20th century :

విశ్వనాథ సత్యనారాయణ : Kavi Samrat Viswanadha SatyanarayanaIssued by India

Issued on Apr 26, 2017

Issued for : Department of Posts is pleased to issue Commemorative Postage Stamp on Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Tarigonda Vengamamba & Aatukuri (Kummari) Molla.

Credits :
Stamp / First Day Cover / Brochure / Cancellation Cachet : Shri Brahm Prakash

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 301590

Printing Process : Wet Offset

Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad

Name : Viswanatha Satyanarayana

Born on 10 Sep, 1895 at Nandamuru, Krishna district,
state, British India [now Andhra Pradesh, India]

Died on 18 Oct, 1976 at Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

About : 

  • Sri Viswanatha Satyanarayana, acclaimed by the learned as Kavi Samrat (Emperor of Poets) is a legend in the Telugu States. He was born in a traditional family to father Sobhanadri and mother Parvathi on 10 September 1895 in a small village, Nandamuru in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. He was highly learned in classics like the Mahabharahta, Bhagavatha and Ramayana Sanskrit and Telugu and had masterly grasp of the works of Kalidasa, Bhavabhooti, Bharavi, Bhartruhari. He had mastery over Sanskrit, Telugu and English all of which he taught in several colleges during his career as a lecturer. He wrote profusely: 30 Kavays; 20 plays; 60 novels; 10 literary criticisms; 200 khanda kavyas; 35 short stories; 70 essays; 50 radio plays; 3 play-lets; 10 essays in English; 10 works in Sanskrit; 3 translations; 100 introductions and forewords as well as radio talks; some of his poems and novels have been translated into English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Urdu and Sanskrit.
  • His most celebrated works are Srimad Ramayana Kalpavruksham and Veyi Padagalu translated from Telugu into Hindi by the former Prime Minister Sri P V Narasimha Rao as Sahasra Phani. Plays among which the most famous are: Nartanasala, Shivaji – Roshanara (a historic play); Vena Raju, literary criticisms like Shakunalamu Yokka Abhignanatha; Sitayascharitam Mahat; Sahitya Surabham etc.
  • Text : Based on the material received from proponent.
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