Kaloji Narayana Rao Award Winner

Kaloji Narayana Rao (Telugu: పద్మ విభూషణ్ శ్రీ కాలోజీ నారాయణ రావు) (9 September 1914 - 13 November 2002) more popularly known as Kaloji or Kalanna is an Indian poet, freedom fighter and a political activist of Telangana. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1992. Kaloji was born in Madikonda(Manigiri), a village near Kazipet Warangal in Andhra Pradesh. His father was of a Maharastrian origin, Kaloji Ranga Rao, and mother Ramabai hailing from Karnataka. During his student days and later, he was influenced by the popular movements of the time like the Arya Samaj Movement, especially the civil rights part of it, the Library Movement and the Andhra Maha Sabha Movement. The fraternal care and affection of his elder brother Kaloji Rameshwar Rao, an Urdu poet, played a vital role in shaping the personality of Kaloji. Kaloji participated in Andhra MahaSabha activities since its formation in 1934. He was also associated with the Arya Samaj. He actively participated in the freedom movement of the erstwhile Hyderabad State and underwent imprisonment under the Nizam. He has also participated in various social, political and literary activities in Andhra Pradesh.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 9th, 1914
Date of death
November 13th, 2002 at age of 88
Places lived
Andhra Pradesh , India
pop. 49,665,533 (2011)



Awards won

1992 Padma Vibhushan

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Government of India


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