The Telangana government has reportedly chosen noted literary personality and former Telugu University Vice Chancellor Elluri Shiva Reddy as the recipient of this year's Dasharathi Krishnamacharya award.
The government has decided to present the prestigious award to Reddy for the latter's meaningful contributions to the fields of literature and education in the state.
Minister for Culture and Tourism V Srinivas Goud will attend a program at the Ravindra Bharati auditorium on Thursday (July 22) where he will present the award, which includes a cheque for Rs 1,01,116, to the academician.
The decision to bestow the award to Reddy was taken by a selection committee that said that his services to the fields of literature and education needed to be recognised.
The award is given to those who make exceptional contributions to the world of Telugu literature. It is presented to the awardees on July 22 every year since 2015 to mark the birth anniversary of popular poet Dasharathi Krishnamacharya, after who the award is named.
Before Reddy, poet Thirumala Srinivasacharya received the award in 2015 while J Bapu Reddy received it in 2016, Acharya N Gopi in 2017, Vajjhala Shivakumar in 2018, Dr Kurella Vittalacharya in 2019 and Dr Thirunagari Ramanujaiah in 2020.
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