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Veteran Telugu journalist Potturi Venkateswara Rao passes away

Rao had rendered services as a journalist for more than five decades at various well-known Telugu news media outlets.

Published: 05th March 2020 11:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th March 2020 12:29 PM   |  A+A-

Veteran journalist Potturi Venkateswara Rao (File Photo)

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Veteran journalist and former editor of Telugu daily Andhra Prabha, Potturi Venkateswara Rao, died on Thursday morning at his residence in Hyderabad. He had been battling illness at a private hospital in Banjara Hills in the city. 

Born on February 8, 1934, at Potturu in Guntur of Andhra Pradesh, Rao had rendered services as a journalist for more than five decades at various well-known Telugu news media outlets including Eenadu, Andhra Bhoomi, Vaartha and Andhra Prabha. He had started his career as a journalist in 1957 at the Andhra Janatha Telugu newspaper. 

Apart from being a journalist, Rao has also authored and co-authored a few books, including one on former Prime Minister, PV Narasimha Rao and had worked as the Chairman of Press Academy in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh. 



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