He was last brought to life famously by an N T Rama Rao. Several people would say Surabhi is just as good. Like you will, after tonite.
Shilparamam, in association with Sri Venkateshwara Natya Mandali (Surabhi Group), is organising a 9-day Surabhi Drama Festival, from 21st to 29th April. Today, the seventh day, a famous Telugu drama called Brahmamgari Jeevita Charitra, will be staged.
The drama is based on the life of Srimad Virat Pothuluri Veerabrahmendra Swamy, who, also called the Nostradamus of India, was famous for his preachings and mainly for his remarks on the future of the world.
He preached and stayed in Kandimallayapalli. After his attaining jeeva samadhi, a Matham was built in Kandimallayapalli and it is called Brahmamgari Matham. The Matham does not look like temple but has beautifully carved statues, and its walls are full of Veerabrahmendra Swamy's preachings and his predictions. His predictions were penned in a book, titled Kalaghnana.
Surabhi is the oldest theater group in India, started sometime in the 1890s by Vanarasa Govind Rao, who had three sons and ten daughters. As the size of the family expanded, several sub-groups were formed, one such being Sri Venkateshwara Natya Mandali. Initially there were 50 companies, which dwindled to 16 in 1974 and only 4 in 1982. Currently, there are 5 functioning across Andhra Pradesh, all under the umbrella of Surabi Nataka Kala Sangam. Sri Venkateshwara Natya Mandali, the biggest of them all, was set up in 1937. Today, their troupe has 62 members.
For further details, please contact the venue at 2310-0455.