Veteran Telugu novelist Kesava Reddy passed away on 13 February 2015 in Nizamabad district of Telangana following a prolonged illness. He was 68.
Kesava Reddy was born on 10 March 1946 in Thalapula Palli village of Chittoor District in Andhra Pradesh. He was a doctor by profession and had obtained MBBS degree from Pandichheri medical college.
He did PG diploma in dermatology and had worked as Medical officer in Victoria Hospital, Dichpally, Nizamabad. During his medical career, he treated a number of leprosy patients.
Moreover, Reddy was known for his writings that addressed many important social problems in India like poverty, prejudices and superstitions. In all, he had penned eight novels, short and long stories.
His novels are Mugavani Pillana Grovi (1996), Chivari gudise (1996), Athadu Adavini Jayinchadu (1980), Incredible Goddess or Kshudra Devatha (1979), Swasanam dunneru (1979), City Beautiful (1982), Ramudunaadu- Raajjaymundaadi (1982), Muneamma (2008).
Some of his novels were also translated into English and other languages.