Dalit writer and professor of Telugu at Hyderabad University Yendluri Sudhakar died of a heart attack on Friday.
Professor Sudhakar was born on January 21, 1959 in Pamula Basti of Nizamabad. He worked as a Telugu Pandit at Wesley Boys’ High School, Secunderabad from 1985 to 1990. Later, he was an associate editor of the literary magazine ‘Vajmayi’ published by Telugu University and served as its editor, teacher assistant, associate professor, professor and head of the advanced department (1994 to 2012). Since September 5, 2009, he has been Professor and Dean of the Literary Chair of Telugu University in Rajahmundry. He was currently working as a professor in the Department of Telugu, University of Hyderabad.
He was a Jury Member of Central Literary Academy, Member of Telugu Advisory Board, Member of Telugu Academy and translator of popular poems and short films in Hindi, Urdu. Some of his popular books include “Vartamanam”, “Kotha Gabbilam”, “Mallemoggala Godugu”, “Atajani Ganache” among others. He has done extensive research on the writings of Gurram Jashua. He is also the author of a poem called “Gosangi”.
Vice-Chancellor of Hyderabad University, BJ Rao recalled the contributions of the late Yendluri Sudhakar and expressed his sincere condolences.