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Born 29 February 1928 in Govindapuram, a small village in Andhra Pradesh State, India, Murthy was a Brahmin by birth. He began his career as a Telugu language teacher in the Mennonite Brethren mission schools (20 years). As he used the Gospel of John as a text in teaching the Telugu language to missionaries, he accepted its message and was baptized by Henry G. Krahn on 16 September 1957. He was ordained a minister by Calvary Mennonite Brethren congregation, Mahbubnagar on 4 February 1968 and worked with Mennonite Brethren radio broadcasts until 1969; then with God Has Spoken ministries and Trans World Radio for 10 years prior to 1987. He is well known throughout Andhra Pradesh and neighboring states as a successful Bible teacher and revival speaker. He is also a gifted writer and journalist. He edited Suvarthamani, the official organ of the Mennonite Brethren churches, for more than a decade; translated some books into Telugu; authored two hooks, one a commentary on Revelation; and founded and edited Spandana, a monthly magazine with a circulation of 10,000. Murthy was in great demand as a speaker at conventions and conferences.

Author(s) M. A Solomon
Date Published 1987

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Solomon, M. A. "Murthy, Rayasam Radha Krishna (b. 1928)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1987. Web. 25 Oct 2016.,_Rayasam_Radha_Krishna_(b._1928)&oldid=59233.

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Solomon, M. A. (1987). Murthy, Rayasam Radha Krishna (b. 1928). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 October 2016, from,_Rayasam_Radha_Krishna_(b._1928)&oldid=59233.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, p. 609. All rights reserved.

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