Kakatiya Patrika

5th endowment Lecture in memory of late Sri Pamulaparthi Sadasiva rao at Kakatiya University, Warangal on 02-03-2013

Biographical sketch of

(Citation by Professor K. Stharama Rao of Kakatiya University, Warangal on the eve of 5th Endowment Lecture in memory of late Sri Pamulaparthi Sadasiva Rao held on 02-03-2013 at Seminar Hall, Kakatiya University. Justice Dr. Y. Bhaskar Rao, Lokayukta, Karnataka & Former Chief Jusice, Karnataka High Court, who was the Chief Guest gave a talk on ‘Democracy, Governance and Corruption’)

Sri Pamulaparthi Sadasiva Rao was a veteran Journalist, Thinker, Ideologue, Linguist, Art critic and Musicologist. He was a multidimensional personality and was considered as a walking encyclopedia and no subject was free from his scrutiny. He had an uncompromising sense of standards and research discipline. During his life period thousands of persons of different age groups and from various fields used to approach him for his guidance on multifarious topics and as an Encyclopedia, he used to give them a detailed analytical and independent interpretation of the subject concerned.

(1) Sri Pamulaparthi Sadasiva Rao was born on 17th of July, 1921 in Warangal to parents Durgabai and Hanumantha Rao. He had his scholastic education in the then Collegiate High School, Hanamkonda in Warangal district, which was the only college offering intermediate course at that time of Nizam rule of Hyderabad state apart from City college of Hyderbad.
(2) During the days of his schooling, he met his cousin, Sri P V Narasimha Rao, who became later the first south Indian prime minister of India. Their friendship bloomed since then into a rich garden, and in the process produced a beautiful fruit in the form of ‘Kakatiya Patrika’. It was started in 1948 and Sri Sadasiva Rao edited the weekly, with Narasimha Rao contributing very significantly to it. PV and Sadasiva Rao used to contribute articles under the pen-name of Jaya-Vijaya which were very popular during those times. These two cousins wrote many articles in Telugu assuming multiple nome de plumes.

(3) In 1945, Sri Sadasiva rao started ‘Kakatiya Kala Samithi’, an association devoted for the promotion and propagation of stage play, literature, fine arts and classical music. The Samithi used to organize every year for 3 days ‘Thyagaraja mahostavaalu’, which included the seminars on literature, art and music and conducting competitions on painting, dramas, music concerts.

(4) Sri Sadasiva Rao was one of the pioneers of journalism in Warangal. Kakatiya patrika (from 1948 to 1955) captured the hearts of many literary enthusiasts and noted local artists and politicians. It was considered as School of Journalism and many young journalists got anointed through this magazine. Later on, Sadasiva Rao wrote articles in ‘Vishva Jyothi’ monthly magazine, and ‘Dharma Bhoomi’ a telugu fortnightly between 1960–70. His knowledge spanned across a multitude of subjects like Marxism, World History, Hindu Philosophy, Classical Hindustani and Carnatic music, Theatre and playwrights among others. His essays included now and then, the details of certain nuggets of these subjects

(5) He authored the thought provoking books on philosophy and art and his books in Telugu entitled ‘Tatwasasthra pradhamika Pathalu’ (Fundamentals of Philosophy), ‘Charitra, Samskruthi and kala’ (History, Culture and Art) were quite popular among elite circles. He translated Maurice Cornforth’s Theory of Knowledge into Telugu as Gnana Siddhantam with an original exposition.

(6) He was one of the members of the editorial board of Sandesham, a magazine meant for the propogation of Dialectical Materialism. At the same time he did not hesitate to write comparing the extremes of Dialectical Materialism and Adi Sankara’s Advaita philosophy with convincing logic. His writings radiate with rare insights, robust common sense and scintillating wit. He believed Marxism should be studied in Indian context. He reviewed both classical poetry and modern poetry including Digambara Kavulu for various papers and books. Many research scholars in Telugu and English used to consult him and benefit by his refreshing insights.

(7) He was a fierce crusader in the freedom struggle and an ardent supporter of human rights. He was an authority on both Indian Philosophy and Ideology of Marxism. In spite of ideological differences Pamulaparthi and PV used to love each other and later on when he became part of Government, PV used to seek his critical and analytical views before taking any important decisions.

(8) Sri Sadasiva Rao was brain behind in the conduct of ‘Pothana Panchashati celebrations’ successfully in Warangal in 1982.. He was responsible for the establishment of Pothana Vijnaana Peetham.

(9) He was actively associated with Vidyaranya Vidwat Goshti conducted by Kakatiya University, Warangal in 1988, in which his authoritative paper on Vidyaranya’s philosophy received accolades from scholars. It was published in the book Vidyaranya Bharathi published by the University.

(10) Even during the far end of his life and inspite of ill health, from 1990 he delivered a series of lectures on Indian culture, philosophy, history, and fine arts on the lawns in the garden of Dr.Sampath Raja Ram, naming it as ‘Naimisharanya’, for about five years.
(11) Sri Rao exemplified the Gandhian dictum: “Simple living and high thinking”. He had greatly influenced the intellectual milieu of this region with his towering personality.

(12) Having lived a contented life of 76 years, he passed away on August 26,1996, succumbing to the cancer, attributed to his habit of the incessant smoking of cigarettes


With PV and Kaloji


A very rare photo of three close friends, Sri P V Narasimha Rao, Sri Kaloji Narayana Rao and Sri P Sadasiva Rao. This rare moment was captured by the great photographer and painter Sri Bitla Narayana of the famous Ravi Varma Photo Studio, Warangal, in 1975.
Bitla Narayana was a great admirer of Sadasiva Rao.

George Fernondaz giving P.Sadasiva Rao Endowment Lecture


29 ఆగష్టు, 2005 నాడు కాకతీయ విశ్వవిద్యాలయంలో జరిగిన పాములపర్తి సదాశివరావు స్మారక సభలో ప్రసంగిస్తున్న మాజీ రక్షణమంత్రి జార్జ్ ఫెర్నాండేజ్. వేదికపై ఆసినులైనవారు శ్రీ ఇందుర్తి ప్రభాకరరావు, శ్రీ కె. నరసింహరెడ్డి, ప్రొఫెసర్ వి. గోపాలరెడ్డి (వి.సి.), ప్రొఫెసర్ పేర్వారం జగన్నాథం, ప్రొఫెసర్ రవ్వా శ్రీహరి, శ్రీ పింగిలి జనార్ధనరెడ్డి (మాజీ శాసనసభ్యులు), డాక్టర్ పి. వి. ఉమ

Sadasiva Rao to PV, a letter for Kakatiya University

KU Letter

The above letter, dated 15 April 1994, written by Sri Sadasiva Rao to the then Prime Minister, Sri P. V. Narasimha Rao, requesting him to accept the invitation of then Kakatiya University Vice Chancellor Late Dr. K Jayashankar to inaugurate the Silver Jubilee celebrations at the University.

P V’s Last Letter to Sadasiva Rao


The last letter, dated 17 August, 1996 from Sri P V Narasimha Rao to Sri Pamulaparthi Sadasiva Rao. The photo in the inset shows the letter being read by Sadasiva Rao on his bed. Sri Sadasiva Rao passed away in the same bed, on 26 August, 1996.

KU Fourth Endowment Lecture- Pamulaparthi Sadasiva Rao


An extract from the Kakatiya University News Letter, January 2011, the news item related to the Fourth Pamulaparthi Sadasiva Rao Memorial Endowment Lecture conducted in the University, on September 30, 2010.
Dr. V. Eshwar Anand, Asst. Editor, The Tribune, Chandigarh delivered the guest lecture.

Get-together the Occasion of Award of “Padma Vibhushan” to Sri Kaloji Narayana Rao


శ్రీ కాళోజి నారాయణరావుకు “పద్మవిభూషణ్” పురస్కారం జరిగిన సందర్భాన ఇష్టాగోష్టిలో శ్రీ ముదిగొండ వీరభద్రరావు, శ్రీ పల్లా రామకోటార్య, శ్రీ కాళోజి నారాయణరావు, శ్రీ పాములపర్తి సదాశివరావు, శ్రీ కాళోజి రామేశ్వరరావు, శ్రీ నేరెళ్ళ వేణుమాధవ్

Mammon Worship

Editor’s Note: This is a noteworthy article of Sri Pamulaparthi Sadasiva Rao garu, one of many of his unpublished works. Although, originally wanted to have all his articles published in print, this particular article is very relevant to the present day society, especially in New Delhi and Hyderabad.

The original date when the article was written is unknown, it may be somewhere in the early or mid 90’s.

Mammon Worship

– Pamulaparthi Sadasiva Rao

Intellectuals are noted to condemn the worship of wealth and its hoarding as something detestable.  Carlyle1 in his book “Past and Present” wrote Continue reading →

మేడ గది ఏడుస్తోంది

-పాములపర్తి నిరంజన్ రావు

(This poem was read in the ‘Sri Pamulaparthi Sadasivarao memorial meeting’ held on 15-09-1996  held by Warangal district journalists union and presided over by Sri Kaloji Narayana Rao  ) Continue reading →


Courtesy: కోవెల సువ్రసన్నాచార్య

పాములపర్తి సదాశివరావు తెలంగాణాలో మార్కీ్సయ చింతనకు ఆధారమైన వ్యక్తి. తత్త్వశాస్త్ర ప్రాథమిక పాఠాలు, జ్ఞాన సిద్ధాంతం, చరిత్రసంస్కృతికళా మొదలైన గ్రంథాలు రచించి కమూ్యనిస్టు పార్టీవారి సందేశం పత్రికకు సంపాదకులుగా ఉన్నవాడు. ఆయన 1957లో అభ్యుదయ గేయాలు అనే కవితా సంకలనం ప్రచురించారు. దానిలో `భూమాత’ అన్నగేయం కమూ్యనిష్టూల ఆలోచనల్లో క్రమంగా ఎంతమార్పు వచ్చిందో తెలియజేస్తుంది. ఈ గేయాలు `స్వభావరీత్యా మార్కి్సస్టు పునాదికల్గి వివిధ సమస్యల నావరించి యున్నాయి’ (రచయిత పీఠిక) అని రచయిత పేర్కొంటున్నాడు. Continue reading →