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Turlapaty Kutumba Rao

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Turlapaty Kutumba Rao (1931 – 11 January 2021) was an Indian journalist and orator.[1] He was known for his journalism in the Telugu language.[2][3] He was said to have written 4,000 biographies and delivered over 16,000 public speeches which has been recorded by the Telugu Book of Records[4][5] as a world record.[2]

He was honored by the Government of India, in 2002, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri[6] making him the first journalist from the state of Andhra Pradesh to receive the award.[3]

Rao died on 11 January 2021 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh at the age of 89.[7]

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  1. "Turlapaty Kutumba Rao". YouTube video. Chaitanya Kurada. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Telugu Times". Telugu Times. 2014. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Vivid Bharati". Google Blog. Vivid Bharati. 23 September 2013. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  4. "Telugu Book of Records to be released". The Hindu. 1 January 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  5. "TBR". TBR. 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  6. "Padma Awards" (PDF). Padma Awards. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  7. Padma Awardee Turlapati Kutumba Rao passes away