Vice President of India Shri M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of the Kavi Samrat, Shri Viswanatha Satyanarayana, organised by the Viswanatha Sahitya Peetham. He described the literary genius as an embodiment of Indian culture and traditions.
About Vishwanatha Satyanarayana
- Vishwanatha Satyanarayana was a 20th century Telugu write. His works included poetry, novels, dramatic play, short stories and speeches, covering a wide range of subjects such as analysis of history, philosophy, religion, sociology, political science, linguistics, psychology and consciousness studies, epistemology, aesthetics and spiritualism.
- Viswanatha’s wrote in both a modern and classical style, in complex modes. His popular works include Ramayana Kalpa Vrukshamu (Ramayana the wish-granting divine tree), Kinnersani Patalu (Mermaid songs) and the novel Veyipadagalu (The Thousand Hoods).
- Most of Viswanatha’s novels depict evolving social conditions, and involve an in-depth analysis of culture as well as human nature and consciousness.
- Among many awards, he was awarded the Jnanpith Award in 1970, the first for a Telugu writer, and Padma Bhushan in 1971.