Telangana Language Day is celebrated on 9 September every year in Telangana, India. This date was chosen on the occasion of renowned writer, poet of the Telangana Kaloji Narayana Rao’s 100th birth anniversary. The Government of Telangana provides funds and awards for the improvement of Telangana. The government has announced the first-ever Kaloji Memorial Award for renowned litterateur Ammangi Venugopal on Tuesday. He will be presented the award on September 9, the birth anniversary of poet Kaloji Narayana Rao, which is being officially celebrated as ‘Telangana Language Day’.
Kaloji Narayana Rao (9 September 1914 (Madikonda) – 13 November 2000 (Warangal) Better known as Kaloji or Kalanna, he was an Indian poet, freedom fighter, Anti-fascist and political activist of Telangana. He was a prolific writer and poet in Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, and Marathi. Kaloji Narayana Rao was also a respected political activist who staunchly opposed the feudal attitude of Nizams. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1992.
Kaloji Narayana Rao’s full name according to his SSC certificate is Raghuveer Narayan Srinivasan Kaloji. Kaloji completed his primary education in Madikonda and higher education in Warangal and Hyderabad.