Hyderabad: Former vice chancellor of Telugu University Dr Elluri Shivareddy has been conferred with the Dasarathi Krishnamacharya Award for 2021. The award which includes a cheque for Rs 1,01,116, will be presented to Shivareddy at a function organised at Ravindra Bharathi on Thursday on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Dasarathi Krishnamacharya.
The State government has been presenting the prestigious Dasarathi Krishnamacharya award to those who make outstanding contributions in the field of Telugu literature marking the birth anniversary of the popular poet on July 22 every year, since 2015. Krishnamacharya was born on July 22, 1925, in Gudur of Warangal district.
Past awardees include poet Thirumala Srinivasacharya in 2015, followed by J Bapu Reddy in 2016, Acharya N Gopi in 2017, Vajjhala Shivakumar in 2018, Dr Kurella Vittalacharya in 2019 and Dr Thirunagari Ramanujaiah in 2020.
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