Bapu has also introduced a new cursive writing in Telugu. This font is his own handwriting and reflects the same simplicity he exhibits in his art. His main achievements are the production of an illustrated book of Ramayana for children, over a hundred exhibitions and ‘one-man shows' of his art work were held all over Andhra Pradesh and also at the National Film Theatre, London in 1978 and at the Telugu Conferences held in the U.S.A. in 1978, 1985, 1989, 1992, 1995 and 1996. Many exhibitions and seminars held on his paintings till now have all registered an unforgettable memory to the visitors & viewers.
Just a mention of the name Bapu brings smiles on the faces of Telugu people. Such is the spell the artiste has cast on the masses across Andhra Pradesh over the years. Whether it is the little Budugu with his trademark mischievous smile or the traditional Telugu girl with a beautiful jada (plait) looking back over her shoulders, Bapu's line art has earned him a large fan following in the Telugu Diaspora during the last 60 years.
Bapu is one of the very few truly
original filmmakers in the Telugu film industry and is the popular half
of the Bapu-Ramana (Mullapudi Venkata Ramana) pair that made movies that
went on to define subtlety in telugu cinema.
Excerpts from article at: http://bapuramaneyam.blogspot.com/2007/07/bapu-sri.html
Bapu geesina bomma
The Hindu, Jun 21, 2004
Be it the revered Lord Sri Rama or the naughty Budugu, it's the legendary Bapu all the way, says G.V.Ramana Rao.