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Brahmajosyula Subrahmanyam

(1891 – 1936) – (Andhra Pradesh)

Brahmajosyula Subrahmanyam (Aged 45) was born on 1891, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India. He was an Indian social activist, was a strong follower of Mahatma Gandhi and Gandhism.

On February 4, 1925, Subrahmanyam established the Gautami Satyagraha ashram on the banks of Godavari River, which played a revolutionary role during India’s freedom struggle. In the East Godavari district, Subrahmanyam enthusiastically propagated Khaddar, a part of the Swadeshi movement, with the main aim of initiating the Khaddar program throughout the district.

In 1929, when Jawaharlal Nehru and Netaji declared Poorna Swaraj, Subrahmanyam and Bulusu Sambamurthy supported them. Sambamurthy served as the president of the Andhra wing of the Indian Independence League, while Subrahmanyam served as the secretary.

Until August 15, 1947, Subramanya Maidanam in Rajahmundry was known as ‘Police Parade Grounds.’ On Independence Day, Col. D. S. Raju renamed it Subrahmanya Maidanam in honor of Brahmajosyula Subrahmanyam.

When Subrahmanyam passed away in 1936, Mahatma Gandhi conveyed his condolences via telegram.