If someone were to give G V Subrahmanyam 1 rupee for every award he's won,
it would be very very cheap indeed. For, among the huge number are several big-time
ones, including 3 Sahitya Academy ones. And when this person himself chooses
to give awards, the recipients have to be special, right?
G V Subramanyam established the G V S Sahiti Kala Peetham to promote the Telugu
literary critic and create awareness of the latest literary trends in Telugu
and in other languages as well. The ex-Telugu professor of the Central University
has received the state Sahitya Academy awards twice, the central Sahitya Academy
award once, and about 18 other awards from various Telugu promoting organizations
and cultural organizations as well. He has about 36 books to his credit, and
is currently working towards the development in the field of Telugu literary
Subramanyam instituted the GVS literary critic award in 1996, and gave the first
award to a prominent literary critic R A Sudarshanam (in 1996), followed by
to Kotapalli Veerabhadra Rao (1997), Prof Chekuri Rama Rao (1998), Guntur Seshendra
Sharma (1999) and K Sampat Kumar Acharya (2000). And for the year 2001, Prof
K Suprasannacharya will receive the award, which comprises a cash reward of
Rs. 10,000, a shawl and a citation.
Prof Suprasannacharya hails from the Warangal district. He was the head of the
Telugu department of Kakatiya University. A renowned poet and Telugu critic
as well, he has a number of books to his credit. He will receive the award at
the hands of Subramanyam, and will talk about the importance of Telugu literature
and the role of a critic in today's scenario.
Please contact G V Subramanyam at 763-3275 for further details.