Dalavai Chalapathi Rao is a leather puppet artisan from Anantapur district, India.[1] He received the Padma Shri award in 2020 for his efforts in leather puppet art.[2][3][4][5][6]

Personal life

He lives in Nimmalakunta village of Dharmavaram mandal.[7] In 1988 he received a national award for his art and in 2016 he received the Kala Ratna.[8][9]

References

  1. ^ Nagabhushanam, Hoskote (17 October 2016). "Poverty turns puppet show artistes into farmhands in Andhra Pradesh". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  2. ^ Susarla, Ramesh (26 January 2020). "Padma Awards 2020: This award is special, says Andhra Pradesh leather puppetry artist Dalavai Chalapathi Rao". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  3. ^ "PV Sindhu, 4 others from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh get Padma honour". The Times of India. 26 January 2020. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Performing arts: Thespians, craftsmen among 25 conferred Padma awards". outlookindia.com. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  5. ^ Kavuluru, Madhav Jaswanth. "Padma Awards 2020: Here Is The Complete List Of Winners". Chai Bisket. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  6. ^ "From Mary Kom to Anand Mahindra and Karan Johar: Here's The Full List of Padma Awardees". News18. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Two from Andhra Pradesh among Padma Shri awardees". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  8. ^ "మన కళాకారులకు 'పద్మ శ్రీ'.. యడ్ల గోపాలరావు, దళవాయి చలపతి రావు వివరాలివే." Samayam Telugu (in Telugu). 26 January 2020. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  9. ^ Krishna (26 January 2020). "పద్మశ్రీ అందుకున్నయడ్ల గోపాలరావు, దలవాయి చలపతిరావు ఎవరో తెలుసుకోండి !". www.hmtvlive.com (in Telugu). Retrieved 26 January 2020.