Hyderabad, June 8: Dasiradhi Rangacharya, a well-known poet and writer, who was known for his anti-Nizam write-up breathed his last at a hospital in Somajiguda.
The 86-year old writer was taken to the hospital 3 days earlier after his condition deteriorated. His body was later shifted to his residence.
The family members said the last rites would be performed on Tuesday.
He was born on August 24, 1928 in Khammam District and was an active fighter against Nizam's autocratic rule. He then went underground and took part in the Telangana Armed Struggle till Hyderabad was liberated. He had a revolutionary childhood too.
After being rusticated from school, he was forced to go to Vijaywada to pursue higher education. He worked as a school teacher, but later joined the municipal corporation in Secunderabad Division where he worked for three decades.
Some of his most celebrated writing included 'Chillara Devullu' (The Lesser Deities), Modugu Poolu' (Fire Flowers) in 1971, a chronicle of the history of Telangana.
Telangana CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao condoled the untimely demise of Dasaradhi and said,"the Telugu literary world had lost a towering personality.
His writings on the Telangana armed struggle and the condition of people in Telangana cannot be forgotten."