Tummala Seetharama Murthy

Tummala Seetharama Murthy

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Tummala Seetharama Murthy Profile

  • Name:
  • Tummala Seetharama Murthy
  • Born:
  • December 1, 1901

Tummala Seetharama Murthy Biography

Tummala Seetharama Murthy was a celebrated poet from Telugu language, who lived during the period, 1901–1990. Some of the genres and themes he included in his works were Romanticism, Humanistic and Nationalistic. He was honoured with the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1969. Andhra University honoured him with the title "Kalaaprapoorna" the same year. Apart from being a well-known poet, he worked as a teacher too. He has 30 works to his credit, which include - "Pariga Panta", "Paira Panta", "Atmarpanamu”, "Mahatma Katha","Rastra Ganamu","Sarvodaya Ganamau" etc. He has been conferred with the titles - Abhinava Tikkana & Telugu Lenka by different organizations.


Tummala Seetharama Murthy was born in Kavuru village in Cherukupalli Mandal of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh on 1 December 1901. His parents were Tummala Narayya and Chenchamamba. After studies, he worked as a teacher for many years, and also taught Sanskrit. Initially he was a romantic poet during his early phase of literal journey. However he moved to nationalism and other genres of poetry later. He mostly wrote in simple Telugu words, easily understandable by common people. He always tried to keep his works away from the grip of Sanskrit.


He was an ardent follower of Gandhi and his principles too. They well reflected in his works later. He also authored one book related to Gandhi portraying him as lead hero. The book was titled, Mahatma Katha. Many of his works were filled with patriotism which fuelled youngsters to fight for freedom. Many of his works were well received, and awarded with Sahitya Academy Award and many other honours. "Rastra Ganamu" is a book related to the history and glory of Rayalaseema.

Published: October 06, 2018

Updated: October 06, 2018

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