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Anitha, 20, masters difficult forms of Telugu poetry

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Sangareddy: Born to illiterate parents at Kamsanpally village of Jogipet mandal in Sangareddy district, Thumu Anitha, 20, is showing exceptional talent in composing a most difficult form of Telugu poetry. While most youth of her time can hardly read or write Telugu, Anitha has penned over 2,100 poems during the past six years.

Anitha has mastered the Chandassu (Telugu prosody) after she found a talented Telugu teacher in her 7th and 8th classes in Raju Goud at the Zilla Parishad High School, Kamsanpally. After learning Chandassu from him, she wrote over 150 poems in Kanda, Ataveladhi and in Thetageethi forms at the age of 13 while studying Class 8. After coming to know of her talent, KV Vishnu Raju, Chairman of BVRIT (BV Raju Institute of Technology), offered to provide her free education at Vishnu Public School located on BVRIT campus with free hostel facility.

Brilliant record

As her parents were not in a state to support her education further, she grabbed the opportunity and scored 9.2 GPA in Class 10 and 97 per cent in Intermediate. After cracking Eamcet, she joined computer science engineering branch at BVRIT again. Anitha, who also loves mathematics, said had chosen computer science to land a good job, which would make her financially independent besides helping her pursue her dream of writing in Telugu. Though she had found someone to fund her education and pursue her dream of writing poetry in Telugu, her parents Pitchaiah and Chandrakala were living in penury. 

Having just two acres of land, they have been eking out their livelihood by working as farm labourers in their village. They are still living in a dilapidated semi-pucca house constructed by Anitha’s grandparents. Undeterred by all these issues, Anitha said that she was also writing songs in Telugu shortly. Her teacher, Raju Goud, said that Anitha could write poetry in Telugu besides performing exceptionally well in academics as well since she has natural talent.

Ardent KCR fan

At the age of 15, Anitha released a book with her poems during the World Telugu Conference in 2013, during a preparatory meeting in Sangareddy, and also attended WTC meetings in Tiriupati. 

Interestingly, Anitha, an ardent fan of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, has also written 108 poems highlighting various government welfare schemes initiated by the Telangana government since 2014. She is planning to release a book compiled with these 108 poems on the occasion of the World Telugu Conference and the book has been named “Bangaru Telangana”.

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