Venkataramayya was a Sanskrit pundit and a teacher at Rajamundry Municipal
School. His works include navakusumaanjali
Krishnacharyulu was an expert in ashtavadhanamu. He was not only a pundit
in logic, and grammar, but also an expert potter, blacksmith, carpenter etc.
He used to play flute and drums. He worked as a schoolteacher and practiced
medicine also. He was a poet in Sanskrit and prepared textbooks for Sanskrit
learning. In 1961 he became the Andhra Pradesh State Poet and was awarded
"kalaprapoorna" title by the State in 1964.
Suryarao Krottapalli was born in 1873. His native place was Chandurti village
near Pithapuram. He worked as an assistant editor for daily "saraswati
Later he joined Andhra Sahitya Parishattu
(Andhra Literature Assembly),
where he worked for the rest of his life. He wrote about 21 books of which
18 were published. His works include kapilagoavu, aanandakamdamu
short dramas and essays. Suryarao was proficient in Andhra, Sanskrit, English,
Kannada, Tamil, Marathi, Hindi and Urdu languages.
Chalapatirao Nandiraju was born in 1873 in Atmakuru village. His natural
parents were Mahalakshmamma and Ramayya Aluri and his adopted parents were
Subbamma and Subbarayudu Nandiraju. He was educated in Eluru, Gunturu,
and Channai. He dropped of FA in Chennai and started a printing press called
" and published a monthly journal entitled Manjuvani
He published about 100 books.
Narayanamurty Yanamandra was born in Kakinada. His parents were Paradesi
and Sarvalakshmamma. He completed his education in Kakinada. He was a pundit
in Andhra, English and Sanskrit languages. His works include adavimallelu,
rupaali, eeswarapooja, naa tennisu joadu
, and kumbharaana
Source: naa vaajnmaya mitrulu," Kameswarrarao Tekumalla