Telugu Novelist and Winner of Sahitya Akademi Award Malathi Chandur died.
Telugu writer, novelist and columnist, Malathi Chandur, died following prolonged illness in Chennai on August 21st, 2013. She was 84 years of age. Malati Chandur wrote more than 25 novels and had more than 300 translations into Telugu to her credit. Her more famous novels are Champakam, Cheedapurugulu, Aalochinchu, and Sadyogam. She was also a prolific short story writer and published several of stories in weekly magazines.
She was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992 for her novel Hrudaya Netri, and the Kalaprapoornam by the Padmavathi Women’s University. She was the recipient of Andhra Pradesh Sahitya Academy Award.