A Nobel nominee from Nellore!

Did you know that a Nellorean was nominated for Nobel prize? Yes, Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, a great modern Telugu poet from Nellore, is the second person to have been nominated for the Nobel Literature prize for his contribution to literary field from India, the first being Rabindranath Tagore.

His magnum opus Naa Desham, Naa Prajalu (My Country, My People, Meri Dharti, Mere Log) brought Seshendra prominence as one of the outstanding poets of India and led to his nomination for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2004.

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