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Alluri Sitaram Raju

Alluri Sitaram Raju:

The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today visited the birthplace of noted freedom fighter and revolutionary, Shri Alluri Sitarama Raju in Pandrangi village near Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

  • Alluri Sitarama Raju (1897 – 1924) was an Indian revolutionary who waged an armed campaign against British colonial rule in India.
  • Born in present-day Andhra Pradesh, he became involved in anti-British activities in response to the 1882 Madras Forest Act, which effectively restricted the free movement of Adivasis (tribal communities) in their forest habitats and prevented them from practicing a traditional form of agriculture known as podu.
  • Rising discontent towards the British led to the Rampa Rebellion of 1922, in which he played a major part as a leader.
  • He was nicknamed “Manyam Veerudu” (Hero of the Jungle) by local villagers for his heroic exploits.

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