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Feminist writer Abburi Chayadevi no more

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Hyderabad:  Noted Telugu fiction writer and winner of Sahitya Akademi Award in Telugu Abburi Chayadevi passed away in the early hours of Friday. She was 86. Chayadevi was not well and struggling with multiple health related complications. She resided at CR Foundation in Kondapur.

Regarded as a creative feminist writer, Chayadevi won the  Ranganayakamma Pratibha Puraskaram in 2003, Telugu University award in 1996, Sahitya Akademi Award in Telugu in 2005 for her short stories titled ‘Tana Margam’. Chayadevi was also known for her work on translation of German fiction, collection of essays, a travelogue on China and a Telugu compilation of 20th century women writers.

Born in Rajahmundry, Chayadevi was wife of former Chairman of Official Languages Commission and noted writer late Abburi Varadarajeswara Rao. Apart from writing, Chayadevi also worked in the United Service Institution of India Library, New Delhi, Indian School of International Studies Library and Jawaharlal Nehru University Library. 

CM KCR mourns Chayadevi

 On hearing the demise of noted Telugu fiction writer Abburi Chayadevi this morning, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao condoled her demise.

In a pressnote here, KCR remembered the Sahitya Academy award recipient for her rich contribution to Telugu literature. He conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved family members of the great writer.

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