About the Author:
MYDAVOLU VENKATA SESHA SATHYANARAYANA who writes with the penname \’mahathi\’ is a native of Nellore. He is a retired officer from Government of India. His parents: late Sri M.V.RAMAKRISHNA RAO and Smt. M. SAROJINI. His wife ANURADHA, son SAI KUMAR and daughter. DEEPTHI. Date of Birth: 12-6-1958, at Nellore. \’Mahathi\’ is a postgraduate in law and once a practising lawyer in Nellore. Though he was a part of bureaucracy by profession and a lawyer by qualification, his passion has always been poetry. He joined Government of India as Inspector of Salt in 1984 and took voluntary retirement in 2014 as Superintendent of Salt in Gazetted rank. He wrote his first poems in 1987. But took up poetry more seriously from 2003 onwards. His first collection of English poems GOLDEN LOTUS was published in 2009. Later came more poetry anthologies with the titles PLASTIC FACES and other poems, WHEELS and I CHANT, CHANT AND CHANT. Mahathi\’s earlier poetry was mostly on burning social issues and some philosophy. His translation of modern Telugu poems of Perugu Ramakrishna was published with the title ROSETTE. But later he focused totally on spiritual and philosophical poetry. \’Mahathi\’ is considered as one of the finest Indian English poets of modern times, whose poetry is replete with high imagery, clear diction, humour, pun and satire. His FINDING THE MOTHER was a trans-creation of SRI SUNDARA KANDA into classic English verse which was published in 2012. His later book HARE KRISHNA, the childhood saga of Lord Sri Krishna was published in 2017. The whole book of HARE KRISHNA was composed in ballads, one of the classical forms of English poetry which is now serialized in SAPTAGIRI from November 2019. His latest book is OCEAN BLUES, a trans-creation of Sri Garikipati Narasimha Rao\’s SAAGARAGHOSHA. His poems were published in a number of print journals and magazines like POETS INTERNATIONAL, TRIVENI, METVERSE MUSE, ROCK PEBBLES. His SUNDARA KANDA was serialized in SAPTAGIRI English MAGAZINE (TTD Publications) and many other articles and poems were published in the said magazine. His poems are published regularly in the U.S based print journals like Society of Classical Poets, WestWard Quarterly magazine (Illinois) and BHAKTI NIVEDANA. He is the recipient of several prizes from magazines and webzines and recently he was honoured with MAHARSHI VALMIKI AWARD by Simhapuri Fine Arts Academy.