Bharatratna for Telugu Sikharam Dasari Narayanarao
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Dasari inspired three generations of Indians through his work in Films, Media, and Politics. He holds Guinness Book Record for most no. of films directed. He was the publisher of Udayam News paper which was synonymous with Investigative Journalism in Telugu and gave an alternative voice to Telugu people. He served as Union Minister for Coal and played an important role in Telugu and National politics. Dasari Narayana Rao (born 4 May 1942, Palakollu, West Godavari died on 30 May 2017) was an Indian film director known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Bollywood films. He had directed about 151 films, produced 53 films and worked in more than 250 films as a dialogue writer and lyricist. Most of his films emphasize social injustice, corruption and gender discrimination. He has received two National Film Awards, nine state Nandi Awards, and four Filmfare Awards South. Besides graduating with a BA degree, he used to take part in scores of drama competitions. During his career he has also acted in Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada languages. He holds Limca World Record for directing the most number of films.
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