If you are the kind that browse the Net regularly, then you are probably not the
kind that watch Telugu soaps on ETV or Gemini (unless, that is, you have been
voted out by the rest of the family). Not the hottest or the slickest of stuff
on TV, you're likely to opine. If you belong to the rare species (among the Net-savvy
ones, that is) that do, though, Paidisree might not be too unfamiliar a name.
The writer has shot into fame with the success of two soap operas, 'Sangharshana'
and 'Vidhi', on ETV. And since success in a mass medium brings recognition, here's
his. The Sri Sri Puraskar.
The Sri Sri Puraskar was constituted by G V Ramana Murthy, a manager in the Maganti group of companies, in memory of his father, the late Ramanujulu Chary. Ramanujulu Chary was a judge of the High Court, and a lover of the arts and literature who had extended monetary help to many budding artists. He was also Chairman for both the TV awards and the Nandi film awards (twice).
Ramana Murthy every year felicitates a scholar, an artist or an art exponent, in honor of his father. And since the father was a major fan of Sri Sri, the award for literary achievement is named thus.
The evening will also have a music program with Jayashri, Bala Kameshwar Rao, Venkat Rao, Ch Venkateshwar Rao, Shailaja, B Manilal, Shiva Prasad, Amanta and Laxman performing. At the end, Gopichand, one of the city's renowned mimicry artists, will perform for half an hour.
Please contact G V Ramana Murthy at 98490-04455/3547-844/55 or Gopichand at 766-0557/98491-49409
for further details.