Revolutionary poet Jwalamukhi, 71, who was suffering from liver cirrhosis for the past one year, died at a corporate hospital in Hyderabad on Sunday evening.
He is survived by wife Sita Devi, sons Sampath Kumar, Sridhar and Vasu.
Jwalamukhi has been the pen-name of Akaram Veeravelli Raghavacharya was born on April 18, 1938 at Sitarambagh in the city. He was the founder of the Revolutionary Poets Association and was associated with the Organisation for the Protection of Democratic Rights (OPDR). He was also the national vice-president of India-China Friendship Association.
Jwalamukhi won the National Sahitya Akademi Award (Hindi) for his novel Rangeya Raghava Life History. He had written thousands of poems and many novels, the most popular of them being Veladina Mandaram, Hyderabad Kathalu and Votami-Tirugubatu.