Sambasivarao Kallakuri (1872-1916)
Sambasivarao Kallakuri was born in Bondada in West Godavari district. His
father was Bhogaraju, who was a karanam (village clerk) for Bondada and Kopalle.
Because of meager income from this job, Bhogaraju moonlighted as a teacher
to support the family.
Sambasivarao studied Matriculation in Rajamahendravaramu and FA in Guntur.
He stared career in the revenue department, but after four years switched
to teaching. Later he completed BA and LTE courses, while working as a teacher
at Pithapuram king's college in Kakinada. His works include rangaaraayakadanasamavaakaaramu,
kanyakaaparameswareevilaasamu, kalaapoornoadayayamu and apparaayavijayamu.
Gopalakrishnarao Durgi (1872-1921)
Gopalakrishnarao Durgi was born in 1872 in Vghneshwaram village. His parents
were Timmamma and Venkatappa. He belonged to Dvaita religion. Gopalakrihnarao
was very young when his father died. His family moved to Rajamahendravaramu.
He finished his middle school in Innispeta. He was a student of Lakshminarasimham
Chilakamarti and very actively participated in drama. He wrote a drama entitled
Veerabhadrarao Chilukuri (1872-1939)
Veerabhadrarao Chilukuri was born in 1872 in Relangi village in West Godavari
district in a poor family. He worked for various journals such as desopakari,
aandhra desaabhimani, vibhudaranjani, aandhra kesari, satyavaadi etc. He
spent several years (1909-1912) in Chennai to write "aandhrula charitra' for
which aandhra mahaasabha recognized him with the title "charitra chaturaanana
(the Creator of History)."
Source: naa vaajnmaya mitrulu," Kameswarrarao