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"dESa bhAshalaMdu telugu lessa" - tuLuva rAju SrI kRshNadEvarAya
Telugu is the sweetest among all languages of the Land - Great Tuluva Emperor Sri Krishnadeva Raya, 16th Century

తెలుగు మాట...తేనె ఊట
TELUGU...a language sweeter than honey

మంచిని పంచుదాము వడపోసిన తేనీటి రూపం లో
తేనెకన్న మంచిదని తెలుగును చాటుదాము వేనోల్ల
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"TELUGU - Italian of the East" - Niccolo Da Conti, 15th Century


"సుందర తెలుంగిళ్ పాటిసైతు" - శ్రీ సుబ్రహ్మణ్య భారతి
"suMdara teluMgiL paaTisaitu" - SrI subrahmaNya bhArati
Let us sing in Sweet Telugu - Tamil poet Sri Subrahmanya Bharati, 20th Century

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

NTR theatre award for Duggirala Someswara Rao


TIRUPATI: Noted poet, playwright and director, దుగ్గిరాళ సోమేశ్వర రావు (Duggirala Someswara Rao), has been selected for the నాందమూరి తారక రామా రావు రంగస్థల పురస్కారం 2005 (Nandamuri Tharaka Rama Rao Rangasthala Puraskaram 2005), the prestigious award for best performance in theatre, as part of the Nandi Natakotsavams that concluded here on Tuesday.

The puraskaram, carrying a cash award of Rs.50,000, a gold medal and a citation, was presented to him by Union Minister of State for Coal and Mines Dasari Narayana Rao, while State Minister for Culture M. Satyanarayana Rao felicitated him.

Long career

Duggirala, hailing from Nandamuru near Nidadavole in West Godavari district donned the greasepaint for the first time in his 15th year.

Besides giving a number of performances locally, he performed in several plays in Visakhapatnam, Kurnool and Hyderabad.

He will be remembered for his portrayal of key characters in plays like జన్మహక్కు (Janmahakku), ఇంస్పెక్టర్-జెనెరల్ (Inspector-General), పంజరం (Panjaram), కన్యశుల్కం (Kanyasulkam), మరొ మోహెంజొదారొ (Maro Mohenjodaro) and ప్రతాప రుద్రం (Pratapa Rudriyam).

His directorial venture Srinathudu was not only declared the second best play in Nandi Natakotsavam 2002, but brought him laurels and the best director award too.

The retired telephones engineer, who has 60 years of theatre experience, has dedicated the award to modern Telugu theatre and announced that the entire prize money would be spent on the development of theatre art bringing thunderous applause from the audience.

Courtesy: The Hindu,ఆంధ్ర జ్యోతి


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