Chellapilla Venkata Sastry

(8 August 1870 - 1950 / Kadiyam, Rajahmundry, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh / India)

Chellapilla Venkata Sastry
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Chellapilla Venkata Sastry was a Telugu language poet laureate and scholar. He was one of the two poets known as Tirupati Venkata Kavulu and other being Divakarla Tirupati Sastry.

Early Life

Chellapilla Venkata Sastry was born at Kadiyam village near Rajahmundry, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India. His great grandfather's younger brother was the author of two Telugu works, Venkateswara Vilasa and Yaminipoornatilaka Vilasa.


There was a priceless library of palm leaf books at home collected by this poet. They were shifted to Yanam where he studied Telugu, English and Sanskrit. He studied under Kanukurthi Bhujanga Rao and Allamraju Subrahmanya ... more »

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