Well-known writer and novelist Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani, who heralded a new era in Telugu literature, passed away at in California (USA) on Monday. She was 78.
She hailed from Kaza village in Krishna district, and shot to fame in the '70s and the '80s with her novels focusing upon human relations.
Her novels were adapted into films in the late '70s and even later. Her last contribution to the movies was Trivikram's A..Aa
, which was inspired by her novel Meena, which had earlier too been made into a film by actress Vijay Nirmala in the '70s.
Some of Sulochana's noted novels include Murali Krishna, Radha Krishna, Jeevana Tarangalu, Premalekhalu, Secretary and Aathmeeyulu.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao expressed grief over the demise of the popular writer. He said that Rani had penned many stories and novels with human relations as the central theme and had in the process earned a permanent and special place in the literary world.
The CM also said that Rani's works had immensely helped the spread of the Telugu language and literature, as well as novel-writing. He conveyed his condolences to the members of the bereaved family and prayed the Almighty that her soul rest in peace.