Chinaveerabhadrudu Vadrevu

Chinaveerabhadrudu Vadrevu

Poet, Writer, and watercolorist, a retired member of Indian Administrative Service (2013 batch), formerly worked as Director, Tribal Welfare, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada. Now retired and resides in Hyderabad, Telangana.

Birth and education

  • b.1962
  • Sarabhavaram, Sri Alluri Seetaramraju District, Andhra Pradesh
  • Parents: Sri Venkatachalapathi and Smt.Satyavati
  • MA in Philosophy, Andhra University,1985


  • Joined Tribal Welfare Department through AP Public Service Commission in 1987.
  • Joined Indian Administrative Service (2013 batch) and worked as Director, School Education and currently working as Director, Tribal Welfare, Government of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Rendered services for the development of education among scheduled tribes and put in pioneering efforts in universalizing primary education in the tribal areas and for the development of primitive tribal groups in Andhra Pradesh.

Awards received

  • Sahitya Academi award for Translation of Dr.Kalams ‘Ignited Minds’ into Telugu in 2009.
  • The best prose poem award from Telugu University, Hyderabad for ‘Punaryanam ‘in 2008
  • Telugu University Endowment award for literary criticism in 2003.
  • Nutalapati Gangadharam memorial award for ‘Nirvikalpa Sangitam’ in 1988.
  • NTR Literary Award, 2021

Other interesting details

  • Was a columnist for India Today Telugu from 2000-2003
  • Visited UK, Malasia