Hyderabad: Professor Yendluri Sudhakar, a renowned literary figure in Telugu literature and a professor at the University of Hyderabad, passed away on 28 January following a heart attack in Hyderabad. He was a professor in the department of Telugu, school of humanities, University of Hyderabad (UoH).
Prof. Sudhakar was born on 21 January 1959 in Pamula Basti, Nizamabad. He worked as a Telugu Pandit at Wesley Boys' High School in Secunderabad from 1985 to 1990. Later, he was the assistant editor of the literary magazine Vajmayi published by Telugu University and served as an assistant professor, professor, and head of the advanced department (1994 to 2012). From 5 September 2009, he was a professor and dean of the Literary Chair. He was currently a professor in the department of Telugu, University of Hyderabad.
Professor Sudhakar was a member of the Central Literary Academy Jury, the Telugu Advisory Board, and the Telugu Academy. He translated popular Hindi and Urdu poems and short films. Some of his popular books include Vartamanam, Kotha Gabbilam, Mallemoggala Godugu, and ATAjani Ganache. He did extensive research on the writings of Gurram Jhashua. He had also authored a poem titled 'Gosangi'.
Prof. B.J Rao, the UoH Vice-Chancellor, recalled the contributions of Prof. Sudhakar and expressed his heartfelt condolences.