Thapi Dharma Rao Naidu
Writer, Poet, Lyricist
Late Thapi Anaapornama (m. ?–1973)
Tapi Chanakya, Gajapathi Rao, Sugunavathi Rao, Thapi Mohan Rao, Bangarama Rao, Thapi Ahobal Rao
Narasamma, Thapi Appanna Naidu
Mala Pilla, Rojulu Marayi, Illalu, Palletoori Pilla, Raithu Bidda
Tapi Chanakya, Gudavalli Ramabrahmam, Aarudhra, B A Subba Rao, Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Eturi Prasad Gets Tapi Dharma Rao Award | Justice Rajani Attends
Thapi Dharma Rao Naidu (1887–1973) was a Telugu writer, lyricist and social reformer. He wrote dialogues and lyrics for the films like Mala Pilla, Drohi, Thathaji, Bhishma, and Patni. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Indian Literature. He had authored many books which were the eye openers for many in the field of social sciences in India, in particular South India. His books Vidhi Vilasam, Devalayala paina bootu Bommalu endhuku and many more have found a place in the annals of Indian literature.
- Eturi Prasad Gets Tapi Dharma Rao Award Justice Rajani Attends
- Date Line 190913
- Early life
- Literary works
Date Line 190913
He was a native of a village in Srikakulam, and born in Berhampur on September 19, 1887. His father Thapi Appanna Naidu was a medical practitioner and mother’s name was Narasamma. His early education was in Sreekakulam until 1900 and continued further in Rippan High school of Vizianagaram. He did his F.A. in Parlakhamidi. He was a pet student of Gidugu Ramamurthy at Parlakhamidi. He had completed his B.A. graduation from Pachaiyappa's College, Madras.
He was the trend setter in Telugu journalism. He introduced the spoken language in journalism. He worked as an editor for Telugu magazines Kondegadu and Janavani. In 1940, he established a popular weekly named Kagada. Thapi Dharmarao was the founder of book publisher Veguchkka Grandhamala.
Thapi Dharma Rao Naidu had two daughters and three sons.