He was born in the small village of Choutapalli in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh on April 12, 1925. Later, his family migrated to the nearby village, Pulaparru. He studied in Choutapally village and Kaikaluru schools. He was first in the Hindi 'Visharada' exams. He completed his Inter in the then 'Bandar' (Machilipatnam) College.
He joined the Indian Navy after completing his studies in 1945. In 1948 he passed with flying colours in B R W, K C G exams. He resigned from the Indian Navy in 1953.
He worked at a daily Telugu newspaper, Vishalandhra, for some time. In 1962, he moved to Madras, the present Chennai, and worked as a film scriptwriter, which he became famous for. He translated famous works of literature from the Hindi language into Telugu-Godaan, Prathidwani, Pekamukkalu, and Gaadida Athma Kadha. Apart from translation, he wrote many stories, radio plays, sketches, and others. "Manasulo Manishi' is an exceptional work of his.
'Gowthama Budha' and 'Veeresalingam' documentary scripts are examples of his unparalleled talent as a writer. The scripts for these documentaries are considered to be rare works of art in Telugu language. At a time when he was blossoming to be a great film scriptwriter , he died on September 26, 1966 from a heart attack.
His wife, Chouda Rani, was the youngest daughter of Tripuraneni Ramaswamy, a great Telugu poet and social reformer. Chouda Rani herself was a short story writer, and novelist. She started an exclusive Telugu bookstore in Madras. She died in 1996.