With the State gearing up to organise the Fourth World Telugu Conference after a gap of 37 years, the government should consider immortalising the memory of luminaries who contributed for developing Telugu into a great language and propagating it.

There were several such eminent scholars who enriched the Telugu language and also brought in changes to take it closer to the common people. These litterateurs not only dedicated their lives for developing the Telugu language and but authored several works reflecting the Telugu culture, which were appreciated even by commoners, IT Minister Ponnala Laxmaiah told The Hindu .

In a representation to the Chief Minister, Mr. Ponnala said that it would be in the fitness of things to preserve the residences of these scholars, articles used by them, apart from their literary and cultural works and scholarly contributions in the lines of museums in their native places. Mr. Ponnala listed out the names of 41 persons, who contributed to Telugu language between 1875 and 2000. They include C.P.Brown (Kadapa), Kandukuri Veeresalingam (Prakasam), Gidigu Ramamurthy (Srikakulam), Chilakamarthy Lakshminarasimha (West Godavari), Gurajada Apparao (Visakhapatnam), Devulapalli Krishna Shastry (East Godavari), Vishwanatha Satyanarayana (Krishna), Gudipati Venkatachalam (Chennai), Sri Sri (Visakhapatnam), Kaloji Narayana Rao (Warangal), Vattikota Alwaruswamy (Nalgonda), Dasaradhi Krishnamacharyulu (Warangal), Suravaram Pratapa Reddy (Mahbubnagar), Unnava Lakshminarayana (Guntur) among others.