Kommuri Venugopala Rao

Kommuri Venugopala Rao was an Indian novelist from Andhra Pradesh.[2][3] He wrote more than 30 novels. His two novels Penkutillu and House Surgeon are well known to the Telugu readers.[4] He was influenced by Bengali writer Sarath Chandra.

Kommuri Venugopala Rao
Died30 October 2004(2004-10-30) (aged 68–69)[1]
OccupationWriter, Novelist, Doctor

Personal lifeEdit

He was born in Vijayawada in the year 1935.[1]


He wrote his first novel, Penkutillu, at the age of 15 which was published in 1957.[4] This novel is based on middle class life. House Surgeon is about a steadfast medico. Both of these books received several reprints.

List of NovelsEdit

  • Penkutillu
  • House Surgeon
  • Ee Desamlo Oka Bhagam
  • Atma Jyoti
  • Gorintaku
  • Prema Nakshatram


  1. ^ a b c d e Special, Correspondent. "Tearful adieu to Kommuri". The Hindu. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  2. ^ Rajan, edited by P.K.; S, Prabhakar Rao (1989). The Growth of the novel in India, 1950-1980 (1. publ. in India. ed.). New Delhi: Abhinav Publications. pp. 93–102. ISBN 8170172594. Retrieved 19 December 2016.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Mohan, lal (1992). Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: Sasay to Zorgot (1 ed.). New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi. p. 3896. ISBN 9788126012213.
  4. ^ a b Veeraji. "Doing the write thing". The Hindu. Retrieved 19 December 2016.