Adavi BapiRaju – A renowned writer and painter. . Famous “Bava Bava Panneru” Telugu song was also written by him. He was born on October 8, 1895, at Sarepalle near Bheemavaramin West Godavari district of Andhra.He is known for his works like Gonaganna Reddy, Narayanarao, and Himabindu. He obtained primary education in Bhimavaram and higher education at Narsapur and Rajamahendravaram. Inspired by the likes of Bipin Chandra Pal, Baapiraju participated in the Non-cooperation movement in 1921 and was jailed from 1922 for about an year. After gaining name as writer and painter, Baapiraju served as the principal of Jateeya Kalasala of Machilipatnam for a brief period. In 1934 he gave up the job of principal to enter the Telugu film industry as an art director.He directed movies like Dhruva Vijayam, Meerabhai, Anasuya etc. Baapiraju edited the Telugu daily Mijan Published by him from Hyderabad from 1943 to 1946. In his versatile career Baapiraju wrote over a hundred stories. He also provided paintings for the famous Telugu poems such as Viswanatha Satyanarayana’s Kinerasani Patalu and Nanduri’s Enkipatalu. He also wrote many radio plays.Baapiraju died in 1952.