Devulapalli Krishnasastri

[Andhra Shelley] (1 November 1897 – 24 February 1980 / East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh / India)

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Devulapalli Venkata Krishnasastri (Telugu: దేవులపల్లి వేoకట కృష్ణశాస్త్రి) was a Telugu poet, playwright and translator. He is famously known as Andhra Shelley.

Early Life

Krishnasastri was born in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India. He was born in Ravuvari Chandrampalem and was brought up in Pitapuram in a family of court-poets. He grew interest in English literature while he was in his high school.


Krishnasastri started writing poetry from a very young age. Krishnasastri's works changed significantly after he met Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore at Santiniketan in 1929. Krishnasastri joined All India Radio in 1945 and wrote a ... more »

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