Devulapalli Krishna Sastry

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Devulapalli Krishnasastri (1887-1981) is a Telugu poet and was born in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India. He was brought up in family of court-poets and he started writing poetry from a very young age. Krishnasastri's works changed significantly after he met Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore at Santiniketan in 1929.

Krishnasastri joined All India Radio in 1945 and has written number of plays for it.

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[edit] Awards

Andhra University has conferred the title Kalaprapoorna (The complete artist) on him in 1975.

He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award.

He was given the Padma Bhushan in 1976.

[edit] Literary works

  • Some of his famous works include :
  • Amrutha Veena (1992)
  • Sri Andallu Tiruppavu Kirtanalu (1993)
  • Meghamala (1996)
  • Krishna Paksham (The Darkening Fortnight),
  • Pravasam (Alien Residence),
  • Mahati (The Veena of Narada).

Sri Sastrygaru had also translated Sri Goda Devi's Tamil Tiruppavai into Telugu Keertanaas. Other translations of Tiruppavai are available - but they are all word for word. Sri. Sastrigaru's translation is unique in the sense that he had taken the central idea of each Pasuram, made it into pallavi and wove around it the rest of the paasuram into anupallavi and charanam(s). They were set to pure Karnatik music, even as they were composed, by Srimati Amruthavalli Sundaram. The publication with notation, is available with Orient Longmans

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