If there is one strong reason why Telugu people are respected and identified across different parts of the country and also in the world then the due credit goes to the great N T Rama Rao. The identity for Telugu people and their culture was brought to light by N T Rama Rao.
The general perception of a south Indian is someone from Madras. It was NTR who brought the distinction. After Hindi, Telugu is the largely spoken language in this country but still identity is not there whereas Tamil has got a special recognition. While NTR has done his part, another leader seems to be following his path.
He is none other than the TRS chief KCR. He has now become Telangana's identity. From the time he became the CM, KCR has taken up different steps such as giving holidays to Bathukamma festival, changing the whole curriculum for students to Telangana related subjects etc. He is changing all those phenomena which were there during unified Andhra Pradesh with something that promotes and elevates Telangana related things. The intent is good so let us see how things take shape.