Literary giant and Sahitya Akademi awardee Samala Sadasiva Master passed away at Adilabad on Tuesday morning. He was 84. His work Swaralayalu on Hindustani classical music in 2008 won him the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award in 2011.
He was born on May 11, 1928, at Telugupalle village in Dahegaon mandal in Adilabad district. A noted scholar, writer and historian, Sadasiva Master came into reckoning with the book Yadi. His famous works include Malayamarutalu and Sangitashikharalu.
Sadasiva Master, who began his literary career at a young age of 20, wrote 425 books in Telugu, Marathi, Persian and other languages. He was the one who got a lesson on Girijan leader Komaram Bheem included in the school syllabus of students.
A man well versed in Sanskrit, Urdu, Persian, Marathi, Hindi, English and Telugu, Sadasiva Master was awarded doctorate by Kakatiya University.