wiki:Kosaraju Raghavaiah Choudhury

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Kosaraju Raghavaiah Choudhury (1905-87)

Prolific Telugu lyricist born in Appikatla, Guntur Dist., AP. Influenced by Kondamudi Narasimham Panthulu, in whose play based on the Ramayana he acted when still in his teens. Worked as a journalist in the Raitu Patrika where he met the composer Samudrala Raghavacharya and the director Ramabrahmam. Published his first poetry anthology, Kadagandlu. Turned to film lyrics with Raitu Bidda (1939), including the song Nidramelkonara tammuda. Returned to films with humorous lyrics for K.V. Reddy’s Pedda Manushulu (1954), followed by one of his most famous songs, Jebulu bomma je jela bomma (in B.A. Subba Rao’s Raju Peda, 1954). Known for his earthy poetry, often referring to popular morality tales. Wrote lyrics for c.350 films.