An illiterate poet Ande Sri composes new Telangana state song ‘Jaya jayahe Telangana Janani Jana Kethanam'
Hyderabad: Recently there has been a heated debate over Smriti Irani's educational qualification and her ability to deliver as HRD minister. But, now and again, people have proved that formal education in no criteria for a successful career. Telangana has been born as 29th state and the state song has been composed by Ande Sri, who is an illiterate and unlettered man. He has composed thousands of songs, but never got an opportunity to go to school. Since he was an orphan, we was taken care of by Jakkareddy Mallareddy, whom he describes as 'guru'. He was a shephered boy and never attended school.
Seeing his talent and ability honorary doctorate has been given to him. He has unique ability to grasp details immediately, which helps him excel in his field. He has composed 3,000 poems.
The song "Jaya jayahe Telangana Jananni Jana Kethanam” is already fairly popular as some schools are reciting it in the morning prayers. The song has 11 satnzas in all and four stanzas have been chosen for official state song, if the reports are correct.
Ande Sri, 53, was born in Rebarthi village in Warangal district.
The song \"Jaya jayahe Telangana Jananni Jana Kethanam” is already fairly popular as some schools are reciting it in the morning prayers.