Students Lose A Guiding Light As Hari Hara Sharma Passes Away
Hyderabad: A friend, guide and a philosopher for lakhs of students and nationalists, Thummalapalli Hari Hara Sharma passed away Thursday.
Hari Hara Sharma breathed his last at the age of 78 years in Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital owing to a lung infection. Wife, a son and two daughters survive him.
A swayamsevak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, he was in the field of education for a long time. After completing his MA in English from Andhra University, Hari Hara Sharma joined as a lecturer and worked in various government colleges across the state. Later, he took over the responsibility as the principal of Vijayanagar College of Commerce in the city and retired.
Throughout his teaching career, Hari Hara Sharma keenly guided students to tread on the right path. He was one of the founders of Rachana College of Journalism, Narayanaguda, and served as the founding principal.
As a swayamsevak, he offered voluntary services in building a number of institutions. He served as the president of Jagriti Prakashan Trust (2000- 2005), and later worked as secretary for ten years (2007-2017). The trust brings out one of the oldest Telugu weeklies, Jagriti.
Hari Hara Sharma was secretary of Keshav Memorial Educational Society till date and worked as the editor of Shankar Krupa (magazine run by Sringeri Matha) for over two decades and also worked as a guide for Sandipani, the magazine run by the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad or ABVP. He held the responsibility of state vice president of ABVP and served as Pranth Pramukh for the organization for over three decades.