Veteran journalist and writer V. Hanumanta Rao, 91, passed away at his residence in Nagarjunanagar, Ameerpet on Tuesday.
Popularly known as DNF for running a news agency, Data News Features (DNF), Hanumanta Rao was associated with the field of journalism for over 65 years. He worked in various media, among others
Krishna Patrika ,
The Economic Times, Visalandhra, Prajasakti and the others He managed the agency for more than three decades.
The Telangana Union of Colleagues of Journalists (TUWJ) and journalists’ organizations expressed grief and extended condolences to the bereaved family members.
Telanagana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, YSR Congress Party President YS Jaganmohan Reddy, TDP General Secretary N. Lokesh, CPI State Secretary Chada Venkat Reddy, Unity Center of Communist Revolutionaries of India (Marxist-Leninist) ) State Secretary Vinod, and others condoled Hanumanta Rao.
On behalf of Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao, Senior Public Relations Officer V. Jwala Narasimha Rao visited the residence of the departed journalist and laid a wreath on the body.
Hanumanta Rao also trained many journalists and was one of the most respected figures in journalistic and political circles. His yearbooks published by DNF were also very popular.