Updated: Sep 11, 2021
V S Rao (Vakkantham Suryanarayana Rao) is a celebrated Telugu author, playwright, and scriptwriter. He was born in 1942 at Arikela, a remote village near Punganuru in Andhra Pradesh. He has a high school education. He wrote his first story, which was for children while still a child himself.
I am proud to share the news of my writing partner for "THE FOREST PRINCE" Screenplay, V.S Rao, who has published a new book, "The Warrior Sage". PARASURAM The Sixth Avatar of Vishnu.
A humble Brahmin boy transforms into a fierce warrior to protect the weak and punish the wicked—Parasuram’s life is the ultimate story of a revolutionary.
The Warrior Sage chronicles the legendary journey of Parasuram through the various yugas. Believed to be an immortal and one of the greatest warriors in Hindu mythology, Parasuram is present in both the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, thus marking his presence in the Treta as well as in the Dwapara Yuga.
Parasuram is the embodiment of duty and justice. His actions—going on a kshastriya killing spree to avenge his father’s death; punishing the sea god Varuna for encroaching on the holy land Gokarna; challenging Lord Ram to a duel for breaking Lord Shiva’s bow; waging a war with Bhishma for the injustice done to Amba …—all point to his firm belief in truth and righteousness.
Parasuram’s story shows you that you don’t have to be stuck in a mold others expect you to be in; you are free to choose your path, your truth. Read "THE WARRIOR SAGE" to discover the many heroic feats of Parasuram.
V.S. Rao is a familiar name in Telugu literature for fictional detective stories. He has also translated Spiritual Texts and has written many novels of different genres including crime, social, female-oriented, epic, and stage plays plus several screenplays that he has had serialized for magazines. His son, Vakkantham Vamsi is a popular screenwriter in Telugu films.
V. S. Rao wrote his first novel, published in 1966, titled "Abala Aantharyam" which was dedicated to womankind.