Actor Saichand pays tribute to Potti Sriramulu on his seventieth demise anniversary

Actor Saichand pays tribute to Potti Sriramulu on his seventieth demise anniversary
Actor Saichand pays tribute to Potti Sriramulu on his seventieth demise anniversary
‘Amarajeevi’ Potti Sriramulu

‘Amarajeevi’ Potti Sriramulu
| Photo Credit: Special association

History is witness to the sacrifice that veteran freedom fighter and staunch Gandhian Potti Sriramulu made to carve out a separate State for the Telugu-speaking individuals. Tripuraneni Ramaswamy, lawyer, poet, playwright and reformer had been an in depth affiliate of Sriramulu and supported his demand for a separate State for the Telugus.

In 1952, Sriramulu undertook a fast-unto-death agitation for the trigger and after 56 days, breathed his final on December 15. Three days later Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru introduced his authorities’s choice to determine a separate State for the Telugus paving the best way for the creation of Andhra State in 1953, the primary State to be shaped on a linguistic foundation in Independent India. Kurnool turned the capital of this new State.

On November 1, 1956, the States Reorganisation Act ensued the formation of Andhra Pradesh merging the Telugu-speaking areas of the Hyderabad State and Hyderabad was made the capital.

Actor Saichand is set to pay tribute to Potti Sriramulu by undertaking a padayatra

Actor Saichand is about to pay tribute to Potti Sriramulu by enterprise a padayatra
| Photo Credit:
Special association

Now, 70 years after Potti Sriramulu’s demise, Tripuraneni Ramaswamy’s grandson and actor Saichand is about to pay tribute to ‘Amarajeevi’ Sriramulu by enterprise a padayatra from Chennai to Padamatipalle in Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh.

“It is a token of my gratitude to the noble soul who sacrificed his life for Telugu individuals,” says Saichand who will begin his yatra on foot from Sriramulu Memorial Building in Chennai to Sriramulu’s native village, Padamatipalle, Kanigiri in Prakasam district on December 15.

Expecting to cowl the space of 300 km in 10 days, Saichand hopes his gesture will create consciousness and spotlight the numerous function Sriramulu performed in his struggle for a separate State for the Telugus.

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