Dheeraj Appaji is a senior journalist, publisher of 'Swathi Muthyam' and a publicist in the Telugu film industry. The news is that he has been conferred with the Gidugu Rammurthy Pantulu Award for his contributions to the Telugu language through publishing.
Ramamurthy Pantulu is an iconic exponent of Vyavaharika Bhasha in Telugu literature. He lived in the British era. Appaji has been given the award in recognition of his services in making the language comprehensible to the common man in the field of Tollywood journalism and publishing.