Sunday, 4 September 2011

Veteran journalist Nanduri Rammohan Rao is no more

Vijaywada- Veteran journalist Nanduri Rammohan Rao, former editor of Andhra Jyothi , passed away   in a city hospital here on September two due to multi-organ failure and brain arrest. The end came at around 7.30 p.m. after prolonged illness.
Aged 84, Mr. Rammohan Rao is survived by wife, three daughters and two sons. He was admitted to hospital on August 18 . He had the distinction of having nearly five decades of outstanding service in the field of vernacular journalism ever since he first joined Andhra Pathrika in 1948.
Born on April 24, 1927, at Aarugolanu village in Bapulapadu mandal in Krishna district, Rammohan Rao studied at Nuzvid and Bandar. He was known for his translated books of Mark Twain and Robert Stevenson. He worked for Andhra Pathrika from 1948 to 1960 after which he joined as the associate editor of Andhra Jyothi in 1960. In 1976 he succeeded Narla Venkateswara Rao as the editor and retired in 1994. Mr. Rammohan Rao authored Viswa Darsini book. His translations of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Raju Peda and Treasure Island are still popular among readers. These translations were first published during 1950-`51 in the Andhra Pathrika weekly.
(Source: UNI)

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