Last Update: 20 Feb, 12
I am a self taught artist. I was born at Eluru in 1944., West Godawari district,Andhra Pradesh, India. My mother tongue is Telugu. I studied BA. Then I shifted to Vijayawad.
For 50 years (since 1961) I am drawing cartoons to a Telugu daily news paper "Visalaandhra". For 40 years I am painting. For 30 yearsI am teaching the drawing and painting. I am writing about art and artists for the Telugu journals. The popular books in Telugu - LearnIDrawing, Learn Painting, Learn Cartoons and The History of Painting etc. were written by me.
I found the drawing school: CHITRA KALA SIKSHANA KENDRAM
in 1979, and CHITRA SUTRA CORRESPONDENCE COURSES CENTER in 1980. And also I established THE ACADEMY OF CREATIVE ARTS at Vijayawada in 1982, I am it's president.
I exhibited my paintings in New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengalore, Kanyakumari, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Jalandhar city etc.
In 2003 I got the HONORABLE MENTION AWARD from the UN.
In 2007 I got the BEST CARTOONIST AWARD from our AP State
Government. In 2007-8 I painted 54 huge oil painting canvasses
for the FREEDOM STRUGGLE MUSEUM of the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation. about the Freedom struggle of India.
The Indian Institute of Cartoonists (Bangalore) awarded me with
THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in 2009.
Now I am residing at Vijayawada, the center of Andhra Pradesh..
I got many felicitations from many art institutions from all corners of AP.