Telugu Novelist and Winner of Sahitya Akademi, Malathi Chandur died
Telugu writer, novelist and columnist, Malathi Chandur, died following prolonged illness in Chennai on 21 August 2013.
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.