Sat, Jan 30, 2016, 11:50 AM
Nayani Krishnakumari, distinguished scholar, poet, researcher, speaker and an active participant in literary and cultural organizations, has passed away. Krishnakumari served as Vice Chancellor of Sri Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, from 1996 to 1999. Krishnakumari is a pioneer in Folklore studies and women literature. Her travelogue, kashmira deepakalika , is considered unique in Telugu literature for its style. Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu has expressed grief over her death.