Andhra Pradesh: Renowned journalist Turlapaty Kutumba Rao passes away
Padma Shri awardee a Veteran journalist, writer Turlapati Kutumba Rao passed away in the early hours of Monday. He was 89-years old. Mr. Rao had the distinction of being a personal secretary to Tanguturi Prakasam, the first Chief Minister of Andhra State.
Turlapaty Kutumba Rao was born on 10-08-1933 in Vijayawada in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. A native of Vijayawada, Mr. Rao had worked as editor and editorial writer of Telugu newspaper Andhra Jyothi for close to three-and-a-half decades.
He had been battling illness at a private hospital in Banjara Hills in the city. He won laurels for translating into Telugu the speeches of many national leaders and stalwarts. He authored biographies of several important people, patriots and freedom fighters. The Government of India had honored him with Padma Shri in 2002 for his valuable contribution to journalism, literature, and arts.
News Desk, Ne India