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Veteran Telugu director Bapu Died - A Great Loss To Tollywood

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Veteran Telugu director Bapu Died - A Great Loss To Tollywood breaking news Telugu Director BAPU Died |Bapu (born Satthiraju Lakshmi Narayana[1] (Telugu: సత్తిరాజు లక్ష్మీనారాయణ) on December 15, 1933 and died on August 31, 2014) is an Indian film director, known for his works in Telugu cinema [2] He is a music artist, painter, illustrator, cartoonist, and designer. In 2013, he was awarded the Padma Shri, for his contribution to Indian art and cinema.[3] He has won two National Film Awards, five Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Awards and two Filmfare Best Director Awards in Telugu films Seeta Kalyanam & Vamsa Vruksham and a Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – South for the year 2012.[4] In 1996, He has appeared in the Doordarshan Documentary Eminent Cartoonists of India. He gained international recognition through his art works viz., Bapu Bomma, The Navarasas, and the Indian Dances etc., which were held at the National Film Theatre, London, in 1978 and at the innumerable Telugu Conferences in the United States.[5] He has worked as a graphic artist for J Walter Thomson, Efficient Publicities and F. D. Stewarts, Chennai.[6] He was a delegate at the seminar in Bangalore on Children’s Books sponsored by UNESCO in 1964. The same year, he gave demonstrations for the training course programme on book illustrations and cover designs sponsored by UNESCO in Chennai. In 1960's he has served as art Consultant for Ford Foundation sponsored The Southern Language Book Trust. He has designed and illustrated several books for leading publishers in South India out of which, five received Government Awards. He has also done the same for innumerable works drawn from the puranas and folklore.[6] He has directed Bollywood films like Hum Paanch, Seeta Swayamvar, Anokha Bhakt, Bezubaan, Woh Saat Din, Pyari Behna, Mohobbat, Mera Dharam, Diljala and Prem Pratigya. He has also directed a Tamil film Neeti Devan Mayagugiran.[7] Bapu's directorial venture saakshi was showcased at Tashkent film festival in 1968.[8] Seeta Kalyanam was screened at the BFI London Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, San Reno and Denver International Film Festivals in 1978, and is part of the course at the British Film Institute.[9] Tyagayya (1981 film) was showcased at the Indian Panorama of International Film Festival of India in 1982[10] Bapu's 2011 film Sri Rama Rajyam had a special screening at International Film Festival of India on November 28, 2011.[11]