Krishna Murthy Sastry of Sripada family, lived between 1866 – 1960, was a native of Devarapalli of West Godavari district. He was the first poet laureate of Andhra Pradesh. He composed more than a hundred works in Telugu. He composed ‘Sri Krishnasweeyacharitam’, an autobiography in Sanskrit, rich in literary values.
Felicitative decorations of the him such as, Suvarna Gandapenderam, Mani Kireetam, MahaMahopa-dhyaya insignia and medallions are being preserved at the Visaka Museum, at Visakhapatnam.