Vijayawada

Turaga Janaki Rani passes away

Well-known Telugu writer and former radio artiste, Turaga Janaki Rani died at a private hospital here on Wednesday after prolonged illness.

She was 80 and is survived by two daughters, Usha Ramani, a news reader at All India Radio (AIR) and Vasantha Shobha, principal of an engineering and architecture college.

Janaki Rani had retired as assistant station director of AIR and was popularly known as ‘Radio Akkayya.’

She used to conduct Balanandam, one of the popular programmes.

Janaki Rani won the national best broadcaster award for two years in 1991 and 1992.

She was the widow of Krishna Mohan, who was a journalist with AIR and died in an accident many years ago.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has condoled the death of Turaga Janakirani and said she won the appreciation of listeners through her several programmes for children and women.


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