GITAM celebrates Kaloji's birth anniversary

Hyderabad: The 105th birth anniversary of Raghuveer Narayan Laxmikanth Srinivasa Ram Raja Kaloji (9 September 1914 – 13 November 2002), popularly known as Kaloji Narayana Rao was celebrated at GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad on Monday. He was a poet, freedom fighter and political activist of Telangana. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1992. The Telangana government has named Kaloji's birthday as Telangana Language Day.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. N.Siva Prasad offered floral tributes to Kaloji on this occasion along with DVVSR Varma, Resident Director, Prof. A.Sreeram, Director, Student's Affairs and DVA Mohan Rao, Estate Officer.

Prof Siva Prasad described the late poet as a 'person who longed for the well-being of society throughout his life'. He wrote poetry in the language spoken by the common man, he said. He expressed his gratitude for Kaloji's contribution towards the society.

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