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1 November 1955|
|Died||21 June 2016(aged 60)|
|Known for||Telangana agitation|
Guda Anjaiah (1 November 1955 - 21 June 2016) was an Indian poet, singer, lyricist, and writer from the state of Telangana.
Guda Anjaiah was born to Lakshmaiah and Laskhmamma in the Lingapuram village of the Dandepalli Mandal, Adilabad district in the year 1955. He was fifth one among the six brothers and a sister in the family. He attended his early schooling in the same village. Later completed intermediate studies in Laksettipeta and B.Pharmacy in Hyderabad. His father was educated and both the parents used to sing the tales of Ramayan, Mahabharata and other folk stories.
He was a famous singer in Telangana state.
Guda Anjaiah, during his schooling wrote the first song Ooru idichi ney poduna, Uri eska sathunna which remarks the society and drought in Telangana Region. After receiving a huge response from the people and well-known poets, he decided to write about the condition of people in Telangana. His writings and songs challenged the upper castes (Doras, Patels) in Telangana society.
At the age of 16 came his masterpiece, Ooru Manadira, which was first sung at Nalgonda in a meeting organised by the Arunodaya Organisation. It became a massive hit, was later translated into 16 other languages, and featured in the film Erra Sainyam directed by R. Narayana Murthy.
Guda Anjanna played a significant role in the Telangana agitation. Starting from 1969 Agitation, he was part of the movement. But in the later period of the agitation, he took the lead and toured all Telangana singing his powerful songs which motivated and energised the activists.
He along with Rasamayi Balakrishna started the event Telangana Dhoom Dham a cultural cum educating programme in the Kamareddy city. This event included lectures, speech and performance of various folk artists, singers, dancers and poets . Dhoom Dham was a huge hit and was organised in each and every village of Telangana. This event provided a plat form for uniting common public, activists and political leaders under one tree.
His songs Rajigo Ore Rajigo , Na Telangana, Na Telanagana .. Niluvella Gayala Veena,Ayyoniva Nuvvu Avvoniva Telanganoniki Thoti Paloniva and others dominated Stage of Dhoom Dham. From 2001 to the achievement of Telangana State he fought, lead and dictated the movement through his songs. His role in the Telangana Movement is highly appreciated and praised by Telangana.
|Badram Koduko||Rangula Kala|
|Koduko Bangaru Thandri||Erra Sainyam|
|Lachulo Lachanna||Osey Ramulamma|
|Ooru Manadira||Erra Sainyam|
|Rajigo vore Rajiga||Poru Telangana|
|Ayyoniva neevu Avvoniva||Poru Telangana|
Guda Anjaiah (61 years) died of kidney ailment at his house in Raganna Guda village of Hayathnagar Mandal, Rangareddy District on 21 June 2016.