He was graduated (Bachelor) in 1887.
He is respected for providing authoritative editions of Sanskrit and Telugu classics. He had worked as a Sanskrit pandit in Madras Christian College for 25 years. He wrote original drama and translated Sanskrit dramas of Kalidasa and Harsha.
He established a dramatic association named Andhra Bhashabhimani Nataka Samajam in 1899.
His original works include Prataparudriya natakam (Prataparudra"s Play) in 1897 and Usha natakam (Usha"s Play) in 1901. lieutenant recreated Prataparudra"s grandeur and created other memorable roles like Vidyanatha the poet, Chekumuki Sastry the courtier, and the simple Perigadu and Yelli, who became synonymous in Telugu theatre with rustic humour.
He worked as Chief editor of Suryarayandhra Nighantuvu in 1916. He died in 1929 in Madras.
1920: Mahamahopadhyaya award by Andhra Mahasabha.