Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today said Dr C Narayana Reddy, was a rare and great personality and a “Pearl of Gems” in the literary world, whose demise caused a void and left the literary world in grief and deep sorrow.
The Chief Minister made a visit to the residence and room of Narayana Reddy and placed a wreath on the body and paid rich tributes. Narayana Reddy fondly known as “Cinare” proved his glamour as a master in the literary world and scaled many heights in the chosen field, KCR said. Hundreds of people used to throng his meetings of literature, poetry or any others, he recalled. The Chief Minister got nostalgic stating that the word and meeting of Cinare was filled with glamour, who paved way for rhyming of words that often mesmerise the audience.
Recalling his association with the great poet and Jnanpeeth Awardee, KCR said in his memory the government will install a statue on Tank Bund, set up a literary center and a memorial museum in Hyderabad. Besides, the government will give a fitting tribute by rechristening a noted university or institute after him. KCR said his government will give due respect by installing bronze statues at Karimnagar town, his own village Hanumajipet and Sircilla to mark his services to the literary and cinema field.
“Indeed, the government will extend all support to Saraswatha Parishat with which Narayana Reddy was associated. He said his government will conduct the funeral of the departed poet and would provide transport facility by pressing into service 100 buses for those who come to attend it from districts. He also called upon Narayana Reddy’s fans, literature, poets and others to attend in large numbers in the final rites on June 14.
Minister T Srinivas Yadav, Sahithya Academy Chairman Nandini Siddha Reddy and others were present.