WARANGAL: The Telangana government has chosen noted Telugu writer, poet and academician, Prof. Rama Chandramouli, for the Kaloji Puraskaram.
The 73-year-old writer has made tremendous contributions to various genres of modern Telugu literature earning the respect of readers and critics alike.
He is a multi-faceted creative genius who has to his credit about 30 novels, more than 350 short stories, 14 collections of poetry, four plays, a few critical works, a personality development book, some volumes of essays and 64 books in all.
Scholars have frequently noted that whatever he has created a literary work, it bore the stamp of his exceptional style and contained his own voice. Many of his writings have been rendered into English by well-known translators and launched on international forums. His writings have also been extensively translated into other Indian languages and they have enthralled lovers of literature at many national literary forums.
In recognition for his contribution to literature he has been conferred the ‘Telugu University Poetry Award - 2007’, ‘Swarna Nandi Award – 2011,’ and most recently, on June 10, 2019, he was selected by an international jury for the famous International Life-time Achievement Award 'NajiNaamam Literary Prize – 2019’ as one of the four Indians among 60 winners spread across the world.
Apart from the above, he has won all the poetry awards instituted in honour of famous Telugu poets.
He has been a Professor of Mechanical Engineering for about 48 years.
Along the way, he has been conferred ‘Best Engineering Teacher’ awards by governments at the state and national levels. He authored about seven engineering textbooks, and some of them became very popular having gone through as many as 25 editions.
He also wrote dialogues and lyrics for films, penned plays, had them produced on stage and received hundreds of prizes....