Sanjiva Dev married Sulochana Devi in 1950. He lost his first
son in 1952,later he had two sons - Jogendra and Mahendra. All
his life ,Mr.Sanjiva Dev lived in Tummapudi village which has
become a piligrim center for artists,writers, penfriends.
Annual sankranti gatherings at his house were very popular.
Dev was painter in his own way.He started paintings since 1960
onwards. His paintings were exhibited in several places. Mr.Dev
used to enclose his paintings to friends along with his letters.Mr.Dev
also developed fascination for photography. He worked with Mr.Bhagavan
Das, chief secretary of Andhra Pradesh,who edited a magazine called
Dev had many honours to his credit.He was president of Andhra
Academy of Arts Vijayawada,member in Lalita Academy,Andhra Pradesh
Sahithya Academy,Sahiti Samithi,Authors and Artists Aassociation,American
Photography Society.He was vice president of AP Federation of
photography.He was president of All-India photography Federation-Aesthetics
wing.He contributed articles in various Enghish and Telugu magazines.