Mullapudi Venkata Ramana
WriterDied when: 79 years 240 days (955 months)
Star Sign: Cancer
Mullapudi Venkata Ramana (28 June 1931 – 24 February 2011) was an Indian writer known for his work in Telugu language.Noted for his humorous and metaphorical style of writing, Mullapudi received Raghupathi Venkaiah Award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh in 1986 for his contributions to Telugu cinema.
Mullapudi is noted for his association with Bapu, who both worked together as Bapu–Ramana.The director–writer duo went onto make many successful films such as Bangaru Pichika (1968), Andala Ramudu (1973), Sampoorna Ramayanam (1973), Mutyala Muggu (1975), Pelli Pustakam (1993), Mister Pellam (1995), and Radha Gopalam (2005).
He is also an essayist and cartoonist who is known for creating Budugu, a character considered as a corner stone for Telugu children's literature.