Monday, June 12, 2017
Prominent Telugu poet and Jnanpeet awardee Dr.C.Narayana Reddy (85) popularly known as Cinare passed away today at his residence.
Narayana Reddy was ailing for the last some time. He last his breath while undergoing treatment at CARE hospitals in Hyderabad.
Cingireddy Narayaa Reddy was born to the couple Malla Reddy and Buchamma on July 29, 1931 in Hanumajipet, Karimnagar district.
Narayana Reddy married to Suseela and with her had four daughters. They were named famous rivers in India Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Krishnaveni.
Narayana Reddy did his elementary school education in a street school in Urdu. He studied Telugu at Sircilla school under the auspices of Guru Sathavadhani Seshadri Ramana Kavi (Teacher of Cinare, archaeologist in Hyderabad State, contributor to Golconda Kavulu written by Suravaram Pratapa Reddy) of Machilipatnam, Madras Presidency, British India and encouraged by Kavisamrat Viswanatha Satyanarayana (First principal of Karimnagar Govt College 1959-61) of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. After his primary and secondary education, he later moved to Hyderabad and read books written by Gurram Jashua, Sri Sri, Devulapalli Krishna Sastry. In the early stages, he worked closely with Madapati Hanumantha Rao, Suravaram Pratapareddy, and Dasarathi.
Awards: Narayana Reddy won the Jnanpith Award in 1988 for his poetic work, Viswambara. He had been awarded an honorary Kala Prapoorna by Andhra University in 1978, having been a recipient of the Padma Shri in 1977. He was conferred with the Raja-Lakshmi Award by the Sri Raja-Lakshmi Foundation in 1988 and in 1992 he was honoured with India's third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan.