C. Narayanareddy

C. Narayanareddy

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Dr. Cingireddy Narayana Reddy (Telugu: సి.నారాయణరెడ్డి) (29 July 1931) is an Indian poet, writer. He is a winner of the Jnanpith Award in 1988 for his contribution to Telugu literature. He is considered a foremost authority on Telugu Literature. He is known as Cinare.


Narayana Reddy was nominated to the Upper House of Indian Parliament, Rajya Sabha in August 1997.

Personal life

Naryana Reddy was married to Susheela. He has been conferring awards for best female writers in the name of 'Susheela Narayana Reddy Award' every year. He lives in Hyderabad.


C.Narayana Reddy has four daughters named Ganga, Yemuna, Saraswathi and Krishnaveni(names of famous rivers in India). All of them are married and some of them are living abroad with their respective families.


Andhra University honored him with Kala Prapoorna (Honoris causa) in 1978. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1977 and the second highest civilian award, the Padma bushan in 1992. He was conferred with the Raja-Lakshmi Award in the year 1988 from Sri Raja-Lakshmi Foundation, Chennai.

He won the Jnanpith Award in 1988 for his poetic work Viswambara, which has been translated into three other languages. He became one of only two Telugu persons who have received that award, the other being Viswanatha Satyanarayana.



  • Rutuchakram (1964)
  • Karpura vasantarayalu
  • Visvambara (1988)
  • Prapancapadulu......

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