Popular actor, journalist and writer Gollapudi Maruthi Rao released a poem on united Andhra Pradesh to mark the last day ahead of bifurcation. In recognition of his service to film industry and journalism, E.V.V. Yuva Kalavahini felicitated Mr. Rao at a hotel in Guntur on Sunday. Well-known music director A. Prabhu presided over the function. Speaking on the occasion, he recalled his early days in the film industry. “I attribute my success to pure selflessness and humble attitude in the industry,” said Mr. Rao. Addressing the gathering, Guntur MP-elect Galla Jayadev said Mr. Rao was an inspiration to several artistes in the industry. He rendered yeomen services to both films and journalism and wished him great success. Actor A. Sundara Ramakrishna, EVV Yuva Kalavahini V. Krishna Murthy, TDP State secretary M. Subba Rao and Mr. Jayadev’s wife G. Padmavathi spoke on the occasion.

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