Professor from TS conferred with Padma Shri for contributions towards linguistics

HYDERABAD: Retired Professor of Linguistics from Osmania University (OU) and Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University (PSTU), Prof. B Ramakrishna Reddy will receive the prestigious Padma Shri award for his contribution towards Literature and Education.

The 80-year-old professor will receive the honour for his immense contribution towards preservation of Tribal and Southern languages like Kuvi, Manda and Kui.

He has been largely successful in building a cultural bridge connecting tribal languages with other languages.

Prof. B Ramakrishna Reddy has also drafted Manda-English, Oriya-English dictionaries, while co-authoring 5 books towards his cause.

He is also the founder Registrar of Dravidian University, Kuppam.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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