Sarada Purna Sonty, who heads 8 organisations and has organised Annamacharya Aradhana festivals, music concerts, classical dance performances, and promoting literary works and Indian culture in the US for the last 40 years has been honoured with recognition as one of the top 10 'Telugu Living Legends' in the US.
Her unwavering determination to create awareness about cultural and linguistic fields among younger generation has paved the way for the much-coveted recognition as one of the top 10 Telugu Living Legends in the US. When asked regarding her love towards the art she said the mission was to keep her father Susarla Gopala Sastry’s vision alive by reaching out to the next generation and bring in a considerable change in the fields of culture, philosophy, language, and fine arts. Sarada said teaching Vedic recitation and Telugu language to children, conducting seminars, hosting concerts, and writing books, has been a part of her life, and she is honoured by the latest recognition as she never thought she would be on a list that includes Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, renowned academician C R Rao, and others esteemed people.
Dr. Sarada Purna says, "Teaching Vedic recitation and Telugu language for children, conducting seminars, hosting several concerts, and writing books are part of my life. The top 10 Telugu legends is an honour for me as I never even dreamed of being listed along with CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella".
She also holds PhD degrees in Telugu and Sanskrit. Ms. Sarada is editor of the tri-lingual literary journal Brahmi and founder managing trustee of the Sonty Renaissance International Foundation, Chicago.