Renowned Telugu poet, Sahitya Akademi Award winner Devi Priya dies


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Popular Telugu poet, writer and journalist Devi Priya succumbed to ill health in a Hyderabad hospital on Saturday. Born as Khaja Hussain on August 15, 1951 at Tadikonda in Guntur district, he used Devi Priya as his pen name as a writer and went on to win the Sahitya Akademi Award. Hussain was considered as one of the state's first political commentators, said an official statement from Andhra Pradesh government.