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     2== Tapi Dharma Rao == 
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     4Telugu scenarist-lyricist, poet, journalist and 
     5literary critic born in Behrampur. Influenced as 
     6a student by the historian Gidugu Ramamurthy 
     7Panthulu, who advocated a vyavaharika (or 
     8demotic) Telugu. Was personal secretary to the 
     9Rajah of Bobbili, a Justice Party ideologue for 
     10the interests of the zamindar class and Chief 
     11Minister of Madras Presidency in the early 
     12Dharma Rao, Tapi 
     1390 
     141930s. Pursued the notion of a people’s 
     15language in his poetry (esp. in Dyayonam, 
     16Bhikshapatram, Andhra Tejam) and in plays 
     17like Vilasarjunam, Taptashrukanam and 
     18Avanni Kannellena. Wrote essays on historical 
     19and cultural issues, e.g. in journals like 
     20Samadarshini and Janavani, later collected in 
     21his Kottapali Onamalu Sahitya Mormaralu. 
     22Worked on films by Ramabrahmam 
     23(Malapilla, 1938; Raitu Bidda, 1939). Wrote 
     24scripts and lyrics for e.g. L.V. Prasad’s Drohi 
     25(1948), B.A. Subba Rao’s Palletoori Pilla (1950) 
     26and K.S. Prakash Rao’s Deeksha (1951). A 
     27major advocate of a separate state for Teluguspeaking 
     28people prior to the formation of 
     29Andhra Pradesh. Wrote c.40 scripts and several 
     30very popular lyrics. Father of film director Tapi 
     31Chanakya. 
     32 
     33[[Writer]]