Bhagavatula Sadasiva Shankara Sastry

[Aarudhra] (31 August 1925 – 4 June 1998 / Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh / India)

Bhagavatula Sadasiva Shankara Sastry
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Bhagavatula Sadasiva Shankara Sastry (Telugu: భాగవతుల సదాశివ శంకర శాస్త్రి), known by his pen-name Arudra, is a highly respected author in Modern Telugu literature of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Early Life

Arudra was born in Visakhapatnam on 31 August 1925. After the primary education here, he shifted to Vizianagaram in 1942 for his college education. He became attracted to Communism after coming into contact with people like Ronanki Appalaswami and Chaganti Somayajulu.

He joined the Indian Air Force as a band boy in 1943 and served it till 1947. He shifted to Madras and worked as editor of `Anandavani' magazine for two years. Joining the cine field in 1949, he ... more »

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