Potturi Venkateswara Rao

Potturi Venkateswara Rao (Telugu: పొత్తూరి వెంకటేశ్వర రావు; 8 February 1934 – 5 March 2020) was an Indian Telugu language journalist.[1] He worked with all major Telugu dailies like Andhra Bhoomi, Eenadu, Andhra Prabha and Udayam.[2][3]

Potturi Venkateswara Rao
పొత్తూరి వెంకటేశ్వర రావు
Born(1934-02-08)8 February 1934
Potturu, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Died5 March 2020(2020-03-05) (aged 86)
OccupationJournalist, writer

Early lifeEdit

Potturi Venkateswara Rao was born in Potturu, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.


Potturi Venkateswara Rao's career started with Andhrajanata in 1957. He was the chief editor of Eenadu, a widely circulated Telugu daily, at one point in his life. He writes columns in all major Telugu newspapers. He worked as Chairman of the Press Academy.[4]

He co-authored a book in English on P. V. Narasimha Rao called as Years of Power.


  • Aadhyatmika Padakosham – Dictionary of Philosophic words in Telugu
  • Naatipatrikala Meti Viluvalu – October 2000
  • Chintana – a compilation of articles (2001 March)
  • Chirasmaraneeyulu – (personality sketches) (March 2001)
  • Years of Power


  1. ^ "News18.com: CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates". News18.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 December 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.hindu.com/2011/01/22/stories/2011012251750300.htm
  4. ^ "‘PV was a great visionary’". 4 January 2010 – via www.thehindu.com.