Legendary Telugu poet Kapilavai Lingamurthy dies at 90

Legendary Telugu poet Kapilavai Lingamurthy dies at 90
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Renowned Telugu poet and writer Kapilavai Lingamurthy passed away here on Tuesday due to a prolonged illness He was 90

Renowned Telugu poet and writer Kapilavai Lingamurthy passed away here on Tuesday due to a prolonged illness. He was 90.

Born on March 31, 1928 in Jinukunta village of Balmuru mandal in Achampet, Mahabubnagar district, Lingamurthy had done his MA in Telugu at Osmania University and began his career as a Telugu teacher in a school in Nagarkurnool and later worked as history lecturer in a college. He then retired in 1983.

During the time of his retirement, Kapilavai is the author of hundreds of books. He was the first man to write a history of Uma Maheshwaram, a famous holy site near Srisailam. In 2014, the Potti Sriramulu University awarded a doctorate to him for his work Telugu literature.

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