Avadhana Sahasraphani Brahmasri Dr.Madugula Nagaphani Sarma was born on 1959 at Kadava Kolanu, Ananthapur District, A.P. to Sri Nagabhushana Sarma & Smt. Susheelamma. Sri Sarma was awarded Ph.D. by the Sanskrit University of Tirupathi for his thesis “Dharma Swaroopam in Kalidasa Kavyas”. Sri Sarma was honored by appointment as “Poet Laureat” of Datta Peetham of Mysore by His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamy in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Sankar Dayal Sarma, the then President of India.
Sri Sarma performed his first “Astavadhanam” at a very tender age of 14. So far he performed 500 Astavadhanams, 15 Satavadhanams in Sanskrit &Telugu languages and stood as exemplery in every year from 1994 onwords by his performances. For the first time in the history of Telugu Literary world Sri Sarma peformed an impossible feat “Brihat Dwi Sahasravadhanam” in Telugu and Sanskrit. Sri Sarma visited USA at the invitation of ATA and performed more than 100 Avadhanams at various cities of America