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Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya

(1880 – 1959) – (Andhra Pradesh)

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Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya (Aged 79) was born on 24 November 1880, Gundugolanu, Eluru District, Andhra Pradesh, India. He was an Indian independence activist and political leader from Andhra Pradesh, began his career as a doctor in the coastal town of Machilipatnam. However, he left his lucrative practice to join the freedom fighting movement.

In 1942, when the Quit India Movement was launched, Pattabhi served on the Congress Working Committee and was arrested with the entire committee, subsequently being incarcerated for three years without outside contact in the fort in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. Despite his situation, he maintained a detailed diary of his day-to-day life during imprisonment, which was later published as Feathers and Stones.

Pattabhi was the author of The History of the Congress, which was published in 1935 with an introductory note provided by Rajendra Prasad. Additionally, he wrote a number of articles for “The Hindu” and other journals that explained the need for the immediate formation of linguistic provinces.

With the support of Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister of India, Pattabhi ran successfully for the Congress presidency in 1948. He passed away by 17 December 1959, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.