TFAS Awards

Awards & Recognitions!

KV Rao Jyothi Rao Awards:

An award is donated annually by our Life Members Dr. K.V. Rao - Jyothi Rao to recognize an outstanding person from India as selected by the Raja Lakshmi Foundation of Madras. Other members have also donated funds towards this award. This award is initiated in 1980 and given to the person who wins the Raja Lakshmi award. The Raja Lakshmi award is given out by the Raja Lakshmi Foundation, Madras, annually to honor outstanding work in Science, Literature, Humanities and Indian culture. The awardee is invited to the USA to receive the KV Rao Jyothi Rao award, given by the TFAS. Currently the award is Rs.1 lakh and the cash value of KV Rao Jyothi Rao award is $2000.

The Raja Lakshmi Awardee has two years time (from the year fo Award) to come to the USA to receive the KV Rao - Jyothi Rao Award. If he/she is unable to travel for any reason, the Raja Lakshmi Foundation is requested to nominate another person of "eaual caliber" in the same or different field, to come to USA to receive the K.V.Rao - Jyothi Rao award. The recepient can tour USA if he/she wishes, can give programs/performances, if he/she so wishes and suh arrangements will be made by TFAS, time permitting.

TFAS members have been contributing to the Raja Lakshmi Literary Award since 1993. "Guruvunu Gurthinchandi" - Best Teacher award by R.K.Jonnada, is being given since 1997.

The KV Rao Jyothi Rao awardees, so far, are...

Literature:

1979   :    Mahakavi Sri Sri
1986   :    Dr. G.K.Reddy
1987   :    Kalaprapoorna Ravuri Bharadwaja
1988   :    Prof. C.Narayana Reddy, Sri Nagabhairava Koteshwara Rao
1989   :    Dr. Tirumala Ramachandra
1990   :    Sri Ramavarapu Krishnamurthy Sastry
1991   :    Dr. Boyi Bheemanna

Music:

1980   :    Dr. Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna
1985   :    Mr. Uppala Srinivas (Mandolin Srinivas)
1990   :    Ms. Lata Mangeshkar
1992   :    Dwaram Trust

Indian Culture and Arts:

1981   :    Dr. Vempati China Satyam, Dr. Nerella Venumadhav
1982   :    Sri Bapu
1984   :    Smt. Tanguturi Suryakumari
1991   :    Dr. Nataraja Ramakrishna
1998   :    Smt. P.Bhanumathi

Science:

1983   :    Dr. Velavarthi Nayudamma
1987   :    Prof. B.Ramamoorthy

Other:

1989   :    Dr. Bezawada Gopala Reddy - for Humanities
1993   :    Sri P.Sainath - for Journalism
1994   :    Prof. G.Ram Reddy - for Education
1995   :    Dr. Ambati Bala Murali - for becoming Yougest Physician
1996   :    Dr. Abid Hussain - Ambassador
1997   :    Smt. Chennagantamma Krishna Rao - Social Service

Other TFAS Recognitions:

TFAS recognized many people and honored them for their talents in various fields.

Literature: (1985-1997)

  • Arudra - Writer, Historian
  • Jalandhara Chandramohan - Writer
  • Nandivada Putlibai - Writer
  • Acharya Tirumala - Poet
  • Purnam Subrahmanya Sarma - Editor of Andhra Jyothi

1998-99:

      1.  Nagaphani Sarma - Avadhani
      2.  M.V.S. Sastry - Editor of Andhra Bhoomi
      3.  Kovela Sampatkumaracharya - Scholar
      4.  Bhadriraju Krishna Murthy - Retd. V.C. of Central University World Famous in Linguistics and Dravidian Languages
      5.  Bethavolu Ramabrahmam - Dean, School of Literature in Telugu University
      6.  Dr. C. Narayana Reddy - Famous Poet
      7.  A.S. Raman - Famous Journalist (Illustrated Weekly of India)
      8.  Prof. D.C. Reddy - V.C. (Osmania University)
      9.  Sirivennela Seetarama Sastry - Famous cine Poet and writer
      10.  Dr. Malaya Vasini - Dean of Telugu Division - Andhra University
      11.  Dr. Veturi Sundara Rammurthy - Famous writer and Film Poet

Indian Culture and Arts:

1998-99:

      1.  Alekhya Punjala - Dancer
      2.  S.P.Bala Subrahmanyam - Singer
      3.  Bapu - Artist, Movie Director
      4.  N.C.Bhanumathi - Singer
      5.  P.Bhanumathi - Movie Star, Singer
      6.  Chandra Mohan - Movie Actor
      7.  B.Gopalam - Singer
      8.  Vani Jayaram - Singer
      9.  Jandhyala - Movie Director
      10.  A.Kanyakumari - Violinist
      11.  Kala Krishna - Andhra Natyam
      12.  Sarala Kumari - Dancer
      13.  Gollapudi Maruthi Rao - Writer, Movie Actor
      14.  Athmika Narayana Rao - Tabla
      15.  C.Narasimhan - Dancer
      16.  Padmanabham - Movie Actor
      17.  Padmini - Dancer, Movie Actor
      18.  B.V.Pattabhi Ram - Magician
      19.  G.V.Prabhakar - Light Music
      20.  Vedavathi Prabhakara Rao - Light Classical
      21.  B.Rajanikantha Rao - Music Director (AIR)
      22.  S.Raja Rao - Mridangam
      23.  K.Rama Lakshmi - Writer
      24.  Uma Rama Rao - Dance Teacher
      25.  Vamsee Ramaraju & Troupe - Vamsee Art Theaters
      26.  P.V.Ramanaiah Raja - Chairman, Raja Lakshmi Foundations
      27.  Prabha Ramesh - Dancer
      28.  S.P.Sailaja - Singer
      29.  Master Sanjay - Dancer
      30.  Ammula Saraswati - Violinist
      31.  K.Siva Prasad - Whistle Music
      32.  J.V.Somayajulu - Movie Actor
      33.  G.V.Subba Rao - Movie Actor
      34.  Tulasi - Movie Actress, Dancer
      35.  Nallamothu Satyanarayana - President TANA

1999:

      1.  Sharat Babu - Movie Actor
      2.  Kaikala Satyanarayana - Movie Actor
      3.  Perini Ramesh - Perini Shiva Thandavam
      4.  P.Susheela - Famous Singer
      5.  Kala Krishna - Andhra Naatyam
      6.  Tummala Padmini - Veena and Vocal

Science & Education

1985-1997:

      1.  Nandiwada Krishna Murthy - Professor, Principal
      2.  B.V.Parameshwara Rao - BCT, India Literacy Project
      3.  Dr.Ramalinga Swamy - Former Director of All India Medical Intitute
      4.  V.V.Ramanatham - Professor, UN Official
      5.   B.Sarveswara Rao - Ex-V.C., Professor
      6.  Dyvagna Sarma - Numerologist

Social Work

1985-1997:

      1.  Lavanam - Social Worker
      2.  Malladi Ramachandra Sastry - Social Worker
      3.  Acharya N.G. Ranga - M.P.
      4.  D.K.Samara Simha Reddy - A.P.Minisiter
      5.   B.A.V.Sandilya - Social Worker
      6.  V.V.S.Subba Rao - Hd. of Chancery, Cns. Gl.
      7.  P.Upendra - Union Minister
      8.  J.Vengala Rao - Ex. A.P. Chief Minister
      9.  Mandali Venkata Krishna Rao - Ex. Minister, Gandhi Foundations

In 1998-1999:

      1.  Chandrababu Naidu - Chief Minister
      2.  Malladi Subbamma - Social Worker

Other 1985-1997:

      1.  Farookh Khodaiji - Table Tennis Champion

TFAS recognition awards to community members is as follows:

      1.  Farookh Khodaiji - Table Tennis Champion
      2.  Yarraguntla Raghunath Rao
      3.  Appajosula Sathyanarayana
      4.  KVR Chary
      5.  Prabha Raghunath
      6.  Kidambi Raghunath
      7.  Chlikonda Ramakrishna
      8.  Tangirala Lakshmi Narayana
      9.  Dr. KV Rao and Jyothi Rao
      10.  Ram Kolluri
      11.  Paramjyothi Kocherlakota
      12.  Dama Venkaiah
      13.  Murthy P. Bhavaraju
      14.  Devulapalli Sudha
      15.  Kowtha Seemanthini
      16.  Prof. Vemuri Ramanatham - For his Swathanthrya Siddhi Kavyam
      17.  Upendra Chivukula - Mayor Franklin Township, NJ
      18.  Mrs. Bharathi Bhavaraju - TFAS and TJ Services
      19.  Mrs. Madhavi Polepalle - Community Services and HELP Foundation
      20.  Murthy P Bhavaraju - TFAS and TJ Services (1999)
      21.  Potharlanka Purnachandra Rao- TFAS Services (1999)

TFAS recognises the following free standingliterary and comunity oriented foundations in India and USA:

      1.  Raja Lakshmi foundation, Madras, India
      2.  Vegesna foundation for handicapped, Hyderabad, India
      3.  HHH foundation (Heart and Hand for the Handicapped)
      4.  North-South foundation (Nationwide spelling bee competitions)
      5.  Appajosyula & Vishnubhotla foundation (for Telugu drama andLiterature in India)
      6.  Vanguri foundation of America, Houston, Texas, USA (for Telugu literature in USA)

Several members of TFAS actively support and contribute to these foundations.