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Telugu Novelist and Winner of Sahitya Akademi, Malathi Chandur died

Aug 23, 2013 18:21 IST

Telugu writer, novelist and columnist, Malathi Chandur, died following prolonged illness in Chennai on 21 August 2013. She was 84 years of age.

About Malati Chandur

• Malati Chandur was born in 1930 in Nuzvidu in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. She married Chnadur Nageswar Rao in 1947 after which they moved to Chennai.
• Malati Chandur wrote more than 25 novels and had more than 300 translations into Telugu to her credit.
• Her more famous novels are Champakam, Cheedapurugulu, Aalochinchu, and Sadyogam. She was also a prolific short story writer and published several of stories in weekly magazines.
• Malati Chandur’s novels offered practical solutions to the problems women encounter in daily life. Most of her novels had a feminist slant.


• She was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992 for her novel Hrudaya Netri, and the Kalaprapoornam by the Padmavathi Women’s University.
• She was the recipient of Andhra Pradesh Sahitya Academy Award.

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