Dukkipati Nageswara Rao
Dukkipati Nageswara Rao, an Indian independence movement activist from Krishna District, was imprisoned 16 times for his involvement in the movement. He met Mahatma Gandhi in his hometown Peyyeru, about 30 miles from his village Nandamuru, during the Quit India Movement in 1942.
In recognition of his struggle for freedom against the British, the Government of Andhra Pradesh posthumously attempted to grant him 10 acres of land and a Tamra Patra (Certificate).
Aside from serving in numerous prisons throughout Andhra Pradesh, he also had the privilege of meeting the late Sarvepalli Radhakrishna during the independence struggle. He was also incarcerated in several notable prisons, including Bellary Jail, Tiruchirapalli Jail, and Vellore prisons during the freedom struggle.