A great Poet, Writer Lyricist, Scholar Dr.C.Narayana Reddy was born on 29th July 1931 at Hanumajipeta of Karimnagar district of A P. His education was in Urdu medium up to graduation level. He did his post graduation in Telugu Literature at Osmania Unversity. He did his PhD in Telugu at Osmania University at Hyderabad. He is a great poet in Telugu. He entered the Telugu Cinema as Lyricist in 1962 with the song “Nannu Dochukunduvate Vannela Dorasani” in the film “Gulebakavali Katha with N T Ramarao and Jamuna in lead roles. Then came his best Lyric”Eee Nallani Ralalo Ye Kannulu Dageno ” in the film “amarasilpi Jakkana” with A Nageshwara Rao in the lead role in the film released in the year 1964. With this marvelous start he became an asset to the Telugu films as lyricist. Amongst 3000 plus songs from his pen .most of them were hits.
With the film “Eka Veera(1968) he turned as a Dialogue writer. He also contributed lyrics for this movie.
The song “Thotalo Naa Raju Thongi Chhosenu Naadu Neetilo aa Raju Needa Navvenu Nedu ” can be termed as the best song written by Dr.C.Narayana Reddy.
Dr.C.N.R penned song “Telugu Jathi Manadi Ninduga Velugu Jathi Manadi” for the film “Thalla Pellama”of N T R Starrer is a symbol for Telugu Unity. This has been accepted by the Education Board and included as a subject in the Telugu Language Books of Primary schools.
Amongst the books written by Dr.Narayana Reddy:-
3. Gadilo Samudram
4. Karpoora Vasantha Rayalu.
He has written number of Gazzals in Telugu.
He was a very close associate of N T R and Gummadi.
He has four daughters and named them the sacred rivers.1.Ganga.2.Yamuna. 3. Saraswathi. 4. Krishna.
He is a very good speaker with commanding voice. In the early 70’s and 80’s he was a must as a Cmpererer for Stage Performances and Stage Functions.
He was honored with”Gyanpeeth Award” in 1988.This is the highest literary award. “Andhra Unniversity conferred on him the “Kalaprapoorna” in the year 1978. He is the recieptant of “Rajya Lakshi Award(1988) presented by Rajyalakshmi Foundation,Chennai.
The Government of India honored him with “Padmasri” in the year 1977 He was honored with “Padmabhushan” in the year 1992.
As long as Telugu is alive Dr.C.Narayana Reddy will be remembered in equal terms of Great poets Nannaya,Thikkana,Pothana and Srinadhudu.
List of few Telugu films for which he is one of the contributor of Lyrics.
|Bandipotu||Vagalaranivi neeve sogaso kadanu nene eedu kudirenu jodu kudirenu meda digi rave|
|Punarjanma||Neekosam Nee kosam Na ganam na pranam nee kosam|
|Sri Thipathamma Katha||Poovai virisina punnami vela|
|Gudigantalu||Neeli kannuna needalalona|
|Bangaru gajulu||Annayya sannidhi ade naku pennidhi|
|Balamithrula Katha||Gunna mamidi komma meeda goolu rendunnayi|
|Nippulanti Manishi||Snehame naa Jeevitham..snehamera sasvatham snehame Naa kunnadhi snehame naa pennidhi|
|Jeevana tharangalu||Eee jeevana tharangalalo..aa devuni chadarangamlo
Evariki evaru sonthamu.. yentha varaki bandhamu
|Muralikrishna||Kanulu kanulu kalisenu.. kanne vayasu pilichenu..
Visurulanni paipaine asalu mansu thelisenu……
Let us salute this great poet on his completion of 80 years.