A large number of writers and literary enthusiasts turned up at the Visakha Public Library on Saturday to celebrate the 90 birthday of noted writer Kalipatnam Rama Rao.

‘Thombayyella Mana Kaara’ is the name of the programme on the first day of the three-day “Sahitya Sankranti” being organised by literary associations of the city. On Sunday the programme will be on Rachakonda Viswanadha Sastry, titled Raavi Sastry Bees Saal Baad. Third and final day would witness discussions on writings of the two.

Saturday’s programme started with Ramathreertha making a power point presentation on Kaara Maastaru, as Kalipatnam Rama Rao is affectionately and respectfully called.

Noted writer Chaganti Tulasi unveiled a photograph of Kaara Maastaru in the presence of Chandu Subba Rao, U. Narasimha Murthy and former IES officer C.S. Rao. This was followed by screening of an interview with Kaara telecast earlier by a Telugu news channel. Ramathreertha and Jagadhartri have interviewed. Visakha Sahiti, Sahrudaya Sahiti, Arasam, Sahitya Surabhi, Srujana Visakha, Prajaswamya Rachayitrula Vedika, Chaitanya Bharathi (of Gajapatinagaram) and Uttarandhra Journalists Front are jointly organising the three-day programme. L.R. Swamy, Varahalu Chetty, Vivina Murthy and others were present.

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