Vajjala Shiva Kumar
Who is Vajjala Shiva Kumar?
Vajjala Shiva Kumar is a well known free verse Telugu poet. Vajjala Shiva Kumar was born in 1956 in Vemulawada, Karimnagar district, AP. He is the only son of Vajjala Samba Shiva Sharma and Radha Bai and was born and brought up in Vemulawada a temple town. Professionally a librarian from Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1 AFA, Dundigal, he is currently living with his family in Venkatapuram, Secunderabad.
His contribution to Telugu poetry has been recognized and appreciated by various literary bodies of Telugu language. His poetry has an immense touch of revolution with emphasis on "Human Values Plus Sentiments". His works include - Gogupuvvu, Palakankula Kala and Daakhala. His work was recognized with Free Verse Front award and had won the hearts of many Telugu language fans.
His contribution to Telugu poetry has been recognized and appreciated by various literary bodies of Telugu language. He was conferred with Kundurti Free Verse Front Award for his Gogupuvvu in 1994 and the famous Cinare award for his work Palakankula Kala. His latest collection of poems Dakhala was selected and awarded by Andhra Saraswata Samiti.
His poetry comes with a stamp of nativity and depicts the pain the poet has for the diminishing human values. He speaks on vivid topics ranging from the hazards of the globalisation to the problems of the local people working in mines in the coal belt area of Godavarikhani.
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on July 23, 2013
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