He felt that it would virtually be impossible to fill the vacuum left behind by Narayana Reddy, fondly known as Cinare.
Hyderabad: Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy said Dr C Narayana Reddy was an epitome of Telugu literature who left his unique mark on Telugu language through his songs, poetry, memoirs and other literary works. He felt that it would virtually be impossible to fill the vacuum left behind by Narayana Reddy, fondly known as Cinare.
Participating in the 90th birth anniversary celebrations of Narayana Reddy at Telangana Saraswatha Parishad in Hyderabad on Thursday, the Minister recalled that as a student, he enthusiastically attended the meetings and events in which Cinare participated. “Not just his attire, but his speeches and expressions too were very impressive. He posed 624 questions during his six years tenure as a Rajya Sabha members against the normal 150 questions by any member,” he said. He remembered that Narayana Reddy wrote a dance drama on the Orugallu Ramappa temple which was a testament to his indepth observation and vision.
Niranjan Reddy felicitated popular poet Jukanti Jagannadham with Cinare Puraskar jointly awarded by Telangana Saraswatha Parishad and Susheela Narayana Reddy. He also unveiled an oil painting of Cinare painted by well-known artist JV.
Former Supreme Court judge Justice J Chalameshwar, Shantha Biotech founder and Padma Bhushan awardeee KI Varaprasad Reddy, Saraswatha Parishad chairman Elluri Shiva Reddy, poet and OSD to the Chief Minister of Telangana, Deshapathi Srinivas and others also spoke at the event.