Ravuri Bharadwaja, 86, the Telugu writer on 17 April 2013 was selected for the prestigious Jnanpith Award 2012. He got the award for his contributions to Telugu Literature for over a period of six decades.
Ravuri on his credit has written 37 Volumes of Short Stories and 17 Novels. He was selected for the award by the Jnanpith Award Committee chaired by the noted poet Sitakant Mahapatra.
Ravuri is the third recipient of the highest literary award from Andhra Pradesh. Before him Dr. Viswanatha Satyanarayana in 1970 for his Srimad Ramayana Kalpavriksham and Dr. C. Narayana Reddy in 1988 for his book Viswambhara received the award.Current Affairs Quiz - new