Balijepalli Lakshmikantham

[Lakshmikantha Kavi] (23 December 1881 – 30 June 1953 / Bapatla taluq, Guntur district / India)

Balijepalli Lakshmikantham
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Balijepalli Lakshmikantham or Lakshmikantha Kavi (Telugu: బలిజేపల్లి లక్ష్మీకాంతం) was an actor, poet, dramatist and freedom fighter. He is remembered for the masterpiece Harischandra (Satya Harischandriyamu) written in 1924, which is popular even today and has been played by many drama troupes. He himself used to play the role of Nakshatraka.

Brief Life

He was born in Itikampadu village of Guntur district near Bapatla in 1881 to Narasimha Sastry and Adilakshmamma. After Matriculation in Kurnool, he worked for some in the Sub-registrar office as Gumasta. He worked as teacher in Hindu College. He used to tour different Zamindaris to perform Avadhanams.

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