About Vizai Bhaskar

 Name :     Dr. D. VIZAI BHASKAR
Qualification :     M.A., Ph.D
Native Place :     Ampolu (Village), Srikakulam (District), Andhra Pradesh
Residential Address :    Flat No. 201, 2nd Floor, 238/2RT – Amulya Brundavan   Apartments,Near Ganesh Temple, Vijayanagar Colony, Hyderabad – 500 057
Contact Number :      + 91 9701385103 (Mobile)
Dramas written : 1. Mahatma Jyotirao Phule2. Bommalu Cheppina Bhajagovindam

3. Kurchee

4. Ruthwik

5. Puliswari

6. Kinchitbhogam

7. Hiranyagarbha

8. Kaalakootam

9. Gandhi Jayanthi

10. Jeevannatakam

11. Kabeerdas

12. Yogi Vemana

13. Shramanakam14. Shatruvu

15. Brahmaraatha

16. Minister

17. Meere Devullu

18. Chitram

19. Mabbullo Bomma

20. Devudu Kaavaali

21. Baapu cheppina maata

22. Gruhapravesam

23. Toorpu Tellaarindi

24. Vontari Rekkalu

25. Mounamtho Maatalu (Poetic Verses)

26. Raji Gaadu-Raaju Ayyadu

27. Gaali Batukulu

28. Mahaa Shunyam (Poetry)

29. Vamsadhra Vybhavam

30. Thesis submitted on “Concept of Brecht”s Epic Theatre: Its Influence on Telugu Drama” 

 

Awards Received :
  • Nandi Award as Best Writer (Kurchi) in 1999 by Government of Andhra Pradesh
  • Nandi Award as Best Writer (Mabbullo Bomma) in 2000 by Government of Andhra Pradesh
  • Nandi Award as Best Writer (Jeevannaatakam) in 2003 by Government of Andhra Pradesh
  • Ugadi Sahitya Puraskar 2003 by Andhra Saaraswatha Samithi, a literary organization of international repute
  • Nandi Award as Best Writer (Minister) in 2004 by Government of Andhra Pradesh
  • Rashtriya Vikas Shiromani Award (Ugadi Puraskar) by Delhi Telugu Academy for the year 2004
  • Sri Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University Sahitya Puraskaram for the year 2004
  • Nandi Award as Best Writer (Bapu Cheppina Maata – Teleplay) for 2005 by Government Andhra Pradesh
  • Nandi Award as Best Writer (Bommalu Cheppina Bhajagovindam) in 2009 by Government of Andhra Pradesh

 

  • Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Award -2010 for Best Playwriting

 

  • Nandi Award (Jeevannatakam Teleplay in TV1 Channel) in 2011 by Government of Andhra Pradesh. Received “Delhi Telugu Akademy Excellency Award” on the occasion of 24th Annual National Awards, 2011 for valuable contribution in the field of Literature.

 

  • Received “Gurajada Sahiti Puraskaram” by Government of Andhra Pradesh on the eve of 150th Birthday Celebrations of Mahakavi Gurajada Apparao on 21-09-2012 for safeguarding the culture and tradition of Telugu Literature.
Award Winning Dramas   :
  • “Swarna Nandi” in 1999 for kinchith Bhogam
  • “Silver Nandi” in 2002 for Gandhi Jayanthi
  • “Silver Nandi” in 2002 for Gandhi Jivannatakam
  • “Swarna Nandi” in 2005 for Baapu Chepina Maata
  • “Swarna Nandi” in 2009 for Bommalu Cheppina Bhajagovindam
  • “Kamsya Nandi” in 2011 for Vontari Rekkalu
  • “Sri potti Sriramulu Telugu University Sahitya Puraskaram” for Ruthwik for the year 2004

 

Translations   :
  • Gandhi Jayanthi was translated in Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Gujarati, Tamil and Hindi as “Gandhi Jayanthi ”, in English as “The Return of Gandhi and in Marathi as “Punha Gandhi.

 

  • “Ruthwik” was translated in English as “Ruthwik.

 

  • Kaalakootam” was translated in English as “Kaalakootam” and in Marathi as “Visha Vruksha“.

 

  • Minister” was translated into Kannada, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali and Manipuri as “Minister” and in Tamil as “Amaiccar.

 

  • Kabeerdas was translated in Kannada as “Kabeerdas“.

 

  • Kurchi” was translated in Bengali as “Chair“, in English as “The Chair, in Hindi as ” Kursi, in Gujarati as “Khel Kurshi No and in Tamil as “Narkali.

 

  • Puliswaari was translated in English as “Riding the Tiger.

 

  • Jeevannatakam” was translated as “Jeevannataka” in Kannada, as “Zindagi Ka Khel” in Hindi, as “Jindagi”
Drama Festivals conducted in his name   :
  • Samaikya Bharati (a famous cultural Organization in Hyderabad) has conducted “Vizai Bhaskar Naatakotsavaalu” in Ravindra Bharati, Hyderabad from 2nd to 4th November, 2004, wherein “Ruthwik”, “Jeevannatakam”, “Brahmarata” and “Minister” Plays were staged.

 

  • In association with Department of Culture, Government Andhra Pradesh and Dravidian University, Kuppam, Abhinaya (a Theatre monthly Magazine) and Samaikya Bharati (a famous Cultural Organization in Hyderabad) have jointly conducted “Vizai Bhaskars Gandhi Jayanthi Multi Lingual Theatre Festival wherein Gandhi Jayanthi play was staged in five languages viz., Kannada, English, Malayalam, Hindi and Telugu in Ravindra Bharati, Hyderabad from 29th to 31st October, 2007.

 

  • In collaboration with Department of Culture, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Chaitanya Art Theatres and Samaikya Bharati, famous cultural organizations in Hyderabad, have jointly conducted “Vizai Bhaskars bahu bhasha naatakostav”, a festival of nine Telugu Plays of D. Vizai Bhaskar translated into different Indian Languages viz., Telugu, Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Gujarathi, Manipuri and Kannada in Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad from 16th to 19th March, 2009.

 

  • Karnataka Nataka Akademy, National School of Drama, Karnataka Telugu Akademy and Department of Kannada & Culture have conducted “Kannada-Telugu Ranga Sammilana” – “Dr. D. Vizai Bhaskar”s Kannada Drama Fest” from 10th to 12th June, 2010 in Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bangalore, wherein Dr. Vizai Bhaskar”s Kannada Dramas viz., Gandhi Jayanti, Jeevannataka and Kabeerdas, were staged.

 

  • Chaitanya Art Theatres (a famous cultural organization in Hyderabad) has conducted “Vizai Bhaskar Bengal Natakotsav” in Ravindra Bharati on 31.8.2011, wherein Kursi and Minister Plays were staged in Bengali language by “Rangashram” team from West Bengal
Books published on his works   :
  • A Book “Worship through Drama” was published with critical assessment of Vizai Bhaskar”s Playwriting, by Sri M.S.K. Prabhu.
  • A Booklet was published on his Literary Profile on the eve of Multi-lingual Drama Festival (“Vizai Bhaskar”s bahu bhasha naatakostav”).
  • Large number of Illustrated Special Stories were published in various vernacular Dailies with critical analysis on his plays.
  • Vizai Bhaskar Nataka Sahityam was published in Telugu
  •  Rangasthala Rukkulu by Sri M.S.K Prabhu.
Dramas published in Press   : His Play “Mahatma Jyotirao Phule” was serialized in popular Telugu Daily “Sakshi” in its Sunday Supplement every week from 9th May, 2010 to 8th August, 2010.
Dramas telecasted in Doordarshan   :
  1. Kurchee
  2. Puliswaari
  3. Chitram
  4. Bapu Cheppina Maata
  5. Mahatma Jyotirao Phule (Serial)
  6. Jeevannaatakam (Telugu & Kannada)
Researches on his Works   :
  • Sri G. Naga Raju has done Ph. D in Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur on “Dr. D. Vizai Bhaskar – Natakanuseelana”. Ph.D awarded in 2010.
  • Sri Satyavolu Sundara Sai has done Ph. D on “Dr. D. Vizai Bhaskar dramas – A critical study” in Osmania University, Hyderabad, Ph.D awarded in 2012
  • Sri T. Haribabu has done Ph. D on the topic of “Social Concern in the select plays of Dr. D. Vizai Bhaskar” in Andhra University, Visakhapatnam,
    Ph.D was awarded in 2015
    .