Ande Sri (or Ande Sri) (born 1961) is an Indian poet and lyricist.
Telangana state Geyam(song) "Jaya Jaya he
Telangana Janani Jaya
ketanam" is written by Andesri. He has won the
Nandi Award for Best
Lyricist for the
Telugu film Ganga (2006).
1 Early life
2.1 Honours and Awards
Praja Kavi/Prakruthi Kavi Dr.
Ande Sri is born in Rebarthi village
Warangal district and his original name is Ande
Ellaiah. He grew up as an Orphan and did not have any formal
education. He received an honorary doctorate from Kakatiya
Ande Sri worked as a shepherd at local landlords estate. He was picked
up by Swami Shankar Maharaj associated with Sringeri Matam after
hearing him at his village. His lyrics are sung across the State and
many of them were instrumental in the success of Telugu
He mostly composes and sings on nature (prakruti) in Telugu with a
touch of Telangana.
He can recite a poem without preparation on any subject.[citation
Honours and Awards
A song, Maayamai Pothundamma Manishanavadu which was penned by him for
the film Erra Samudram has inspired the Andhra Pradesh Universities
syllabus committee to include it in the Telugu second year graduation
text books for the next academic year starting in 2009. This is the
third song to feature in Telugu syllabi after Maa Telugu Thalliki and
Telugu Jathi Manadi in the 77 years of Telugu cinema.
Kakatiya University conferred him an honorary doctorate for his
contribution as a lyricist.
Nandi Award for a
Telugu film Ganga in the best lyrics category for
the song Vellipotunnava