C .Narayan Reddy is no more

Popular poet and writer from Telangana Padmasri Dr Naryanareddy has died . Naryana Reddy married Susheela and with her had four daughters. He has instituted an award named after his wife and this is presented annually to female writers. He lives in Film Nagar, Hyderabad.He is popular as Cinare.

Reddy won the Gnanapeet Award in 1988 for his poetic work, Viswambara. He had been awarded an honorary Kala Prapoorna by Andhra University in 1978, having been a recipient of the Padma Shri in 1977.


He was conferred with the Raja-Lakshmi Award by the Sri Raja-Lakshmi Foundation in 1988 and in 1992 he was honoured with India’s third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan.

Narayana Reddy was nominated to the Rajya Sabha – the upper house of the Indian Parliament – in August 1997.

It was the late N.T. Rama Rao, who wielded the megaphone in the film Gulebakavali, who gave CiNaRe his break as a lyricist. He wrote all the songs in the film, including the hit ‘Nannu dochukunnavate .. Vannela Dorasani.’

CiNaRe was known for his use of Telugu in its pure form, and would not be swayed by filmmakers on the use of the language.


Reddy entered film industry in 1962, by writing all the songs for the Gulebakavali Katha. He became famous with the song Nannu dochu kunduvate…vannela dorasani.

He became known to a wide public as a lyricist for several famous Telugu films. He has written more than 3000 songs and contributed to the success of many films.



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