Sri Mullapudi Venkataramana

Sri Mullapudi Venkataramana, the writer half of the famous team of Bapu-Ramana, passed away on the 23rd February. As a child, I had seen and heard my parents go gaga over their creations – from stories to cartoons to films. To many Andhraites, Bapu-Ramana are Gods and their friendship through thick and thin for more than 50 years is considered the epitome of dosti. Non-Andhraites would know the duo as the team behind Hindi films like Hum Paanch, a multi-starrer adaptation of the Mahabharata in a rural setting. Last year, when in Chennai, my father called up Venkataramana gaaru, chancing his luck to see if he could meet his idol; my parents ended up spending more than 4 hours with them. My parents came away impressed by the humility of the two gentlemen and their families. In fact, they liked the idea of a Telugu book library in Pune that they donated few books to the library as their contribution to Tender Leaves. My father, who is a popular Telugu blogger, has blogged about Sri Mullapudi Venkataramana. (Written in Telugu)

Telugu literature and film-world will never be the same. May his soul rest in peace.

Advertisements

3 responses to this post.

  1. మీ నాన్నగారి బ్లాగు ద్వారానే ఈ వార్త తెలిసింది. చాలా బాధపడ్డాను.

    Reply

  2. Yes, We missed him.

    Reply

  3. Yes, truly we have lost a great person of our times

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: