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Kadapa writer chosen for Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar

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Vempalli Gangadhar
Vempalli Gangadhar

Vempalli Gangadhar of Kadapa, author of “Molakala Punnami”, a book of short stories, has been chosen for Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar for his work in Telugu.

Dr. Gangadhar will receive the ‘puraskar’ comprising cash award of Rs.50,000 and a copper plaque at Bhubaneswar in Orissa on August 25, according to a communiqué received from Sahitya Akademi secretary, Agrahara Krishnamurthy.

Dr. Gangadhar has written six books so far. Akademi president Sunil Gangopadhyaya and litterateurs Ramakanth Rao and Viswanath Prasad will participate in giving the award.

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