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Mahakavi Srinathudu, Srinathudu

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Srinatha (13651441) was a well-known 15th-century Telugu poet who popularised the Prabandha style of composition. Srinatha"s parents Bhimamba and Marayya. Srinatha was respected as Kavi Sarvabhouma (King of poets) in Telugu, and patronised by many kings including the Kondavidu Reddys, Velamas of Rachakonda and Deva Raya II of Vijayanagara Empire.

He managed to get his king released from captivity of the Lingamaneni rulers of Devarakanda in return for his literary prowess. Srinatha produced and dedicated a host of books to kings and enjoyed a luxurious life. However, he seemed to have suffered from poverty at the end of his life. He was the brother-in-law of another famous Telugu poet Pothana.