‘Ka Ra Mastaru’ mourned – The Hindu

The death of popular writer Kalipatnam Rama Rao has been mourned by various literary organizations and individuals in the city. The Forum for Development of North Andhra (FDNA) was shocked by the death of Rama Rao. His “Yagnam” won the Central Sahitya Akademi Award and some of his short stories have been translated into various Indian languages ‚Äč‚Äčalong with other Indian languages. He was the inspiration for several writers from North Andhra. FDNA General Secretary A. Aja Sarma expressed his condolences to the bereaved. MLC PVN Madhav, who is also the State Secretary-General of BJP, has expressed grief over the death of “Ka Ra Mastaru” as he was popularly known. He described death as a loss to the literary world. He had won state and central prizes for his works. The Sahiti Sravanthi district committee has described his death as a loss to the literary world in north Andhra.

He had promoted several budding writers and poets and founded ‘Kadha Nilayam’ in Srikakulam. CPI (M) Country Executive Member Ch. Narasinga Rao and District Secretary K. Lokanadham expressed condolences.

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