12 June 2017
Legendary Telugu poet and writer C Narayana Reddy passed away on Moday morning in Hyderabad. He was 85. He was rushed to a hospital following health complications and was declared dead. He was popularly called as CiNaRe.
Cingireddi Narayana Reddy was born in a remote village, Hanumaji Pet of Karimnagar district on July 29, 1931. CiNaRe is known for his contribution to the Telugu literature in form of poetry, stories and also several popular songs written for Telugu films. He had received the Jnanpith Award for the year 1988. He was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1977 and the Padma Bhushan in 1992. CiNaRe was nominated to the Upper House of Indian Parliament in August 1997.
C Narayana Reddy has entered the Telugu film Industry in 1962 with NTR’s Gulebakavali Katha movie. His song Nannu dochu unduvate…vannela dorasani gained immense popularity. 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.
Among those who condoled with the death of CiNaRe were Governor of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, Ch. Vidyasagar Rao and Chief Minister of Telangana, K. Chandrasekhar Rao. Those who visited the family residence and paid their respects included former Governor of Tamil Nadu, K. Rosaiah, Ministers K.T. Rama Rao, G. Jagadheeshwar and actor Venkatesh.
His last rites will be performed on Wednesday. CiNaRe is survived by four daughters.