Noted writer Bhamidipati Ramagopalam, popularly known as Bharago, breathed his last last Wednesday. Born on February 6, 1932, at Pushpagiri (Sree Venugopalaswamy Punyakshetram) in Vizianagaram district, he was the eldest son of Bhamidipati Suryanarayana and Suramma.
He had regular schooling from III form onwards at M.R. Branch College and later he graduated in B.A. Economics in 1951 from M.R. Degree College, Vizianagaram.
After serving a temporary assignment as a checker to start with for seven months from April to December 1951 at the Census Sorting and Tabulation office, he served as a clerk, surveyor, head-surveyor and district surveyor of the Department of A.P. Survey, Settlement and Land Records. He was chosen to be assistant to the Editor of Andhra Jyothi Weekly for a year and a deputy surveyor of Visakapatnam Port Trust for about 16 years, before retiring in 1990.
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