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Alluri Sitarama Raju

(1897 – 1924) – (Andhra Pradesh)

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Alluri Sitarama Raju (Aged 27) was born on 4 July 1897, Pandrangi, Andhra Pradesh, India. He was an Indian revolutionary who fought against British colonial rule in India. He opposed the 1882 Madras Forest Act, which restricted the free movement of Adivasis in their forest habitats and prevented them from practicing their traditional form of agriculture called podu.

In 1922, discontent towards the British led to the Rampa Rebellion, in which Alluri Sitarama Raju played a major role as the leader. He united Adivasis, farmers and other sympathizers, and engaged in guerrilla campaigns against the British in the border regions of the Madras Presidency (now parts of East Godavari and Visakhapatnam). He was given the title “Manyam Veerudu”.

Eventually, Alluri Sitarama Raju was trapped by the British in the forests of Chintapalle. He was tied to a tree and executed by gunfire in Koyyuru village. Alluri Sitarama Raju’s legacy as a brave revolutionary who fought against British oppression lives on in India, where he is revered as a hero. He passed away by 7 May 1924, Koyyuru, Andhra Pradesh, India.