Cingireddy Narayana Reddy

[C. Narayanareddy] (29 July 1931 - / Hanumajipeta, Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh / India)

Biography of Cingireddy Narayana Reddy

Cingireddy Narayana Reddy poet

Dr. Cingireddy Narayana Reddy is an Indian poet and writer. He won the Jnanpith Award in 1988 and is considered to be an authority on Telugu literature. He is known as Cinare.

Personal Life

Naryana Reddy married Susheela and with her had four daughters. He has instituted an award named after his wife and this is presented annually to female writers. He lives in Film Nagar, Hyderabad.

Reddy won the Jnanpith Award in 1988 for his poetic work, Viswambara. He had been awarded an honorary Kala Prapoorna by Andhra University in 1978, having been a recipient of the Padma Shri in 1977. He was conferred with the Raja-Lakshmi Award by the Sri Raja-Lakshmi Foundation in 1988 and in 1992 he was honoured with India's third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bushan.

Narayana Reddy was nominated to the Rayja Sabha - the upper house of the Indian Parliament - in August 1997.

Movie Songs

Reddy entered film industry in 1962, by writing all the songs for the Gulebakavali Katha. He became famous with the song Nannu dochu unduvate...vannela dorasani.

He became known to a wide public as a lyricist for several famous Telugu films. He has written more than 3000 songs and contributed to the success of many films.

Cingireddy Narayana Reddy's Works:

Rutuchakram (1964)
Karpura vasantarayalu
Visvambara (1988)
Prapancapadulu (1991)
Gadilo samudram (1998)
Saptathi Oka Liptaga (2001)
Evi aa jeeva nidhulu? (2008)

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