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Seshadrisharma Janamanchi (1882-1950)
Seshadrisharma was born in 1882 into a Brahmin pundit family - Janamanchi. His native village was Kaluvayi. His mother died when he was very young. Soon after he joined a group of Bairagis (mendicants) going to Kasi, the famous Indian Holy City and center for Brahminical and Sanskrit education. However, he didn't become a Bairagi. He learned Sanskrit and came back to Telugu country. He continued his literary education in Vijayanagaram and joined Anakapalli High School as a Telugu pundit. Later, he continued teaching at Kadapa High School from 1901 until his retirement in 1937.
His literary works include halaasya mahaatmyamu, brhmaamdapuraanamu, lalitoapaakhyaanamu, neetisimdhuvu, neetiratnaakaramu, brihannalavijayamu, kadapamamdala charitra, manucharitra hridayaavishkaranamu, raamaavataara tatvamu, krishnaavataara tatvamu, etc. He was awarded several literary titles such as kaavyateertha, kaavyasmriti, kalaaprapoorna etc for his contributions.
Source: "naa vaangmaya mitrulu" by Kameswararao Tekumalla.
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