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Memorable Moments Indian Freedom Struggle

Raj Kosaraju



Late Dukkipati Nageswara Rao (1906-1960) by Raj Kosaraju on Wednesday, March 12, 2011 Dukkipati Nageswara Rao was an Indian independence movement activist from Krishna District. Rao was sent to prison many times. He also met Mahatma Gandhi in his home town Peyyeru about 15 miles from his village Nandamuru 2|Page

during the Quit India Movement in 1942. The Government of Andhra Pradesh posthumously wanted to give him five acres of land and a Tamra Patra (Certificate) which was given in accordance with the struggle that he fought for the freedom against the British. But my grandmother Late Dukkipati Savitriamma humbly declined the offer. She used to remind us that my grandfather Dukkipati Nageswara Rao fought against the British for a free India struggle and not for any monetary compensation. Apart from serving in several prisons in Andhra Pradesh he also had the privilege of meeting Late Sarvepalli Radhakrishna during the independence struggle. He was also in many noteworthy prisons like Bellary Jail, and Vellore prisons during the freedom struggle.

THE HISTORY OF FREEDOM STRUGGLE OF INDIA • The History of Freedom Struggle of Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh and • The History of Freedom Fighters in Krishna District Dukkipati Nageswara Rao Freedom Fighter and Independence Movement Activist from Krishna District. Dukkipati Nageswara Rao S/o Dukkipati Subbiah. He was a resident formerly of Payyeru Village, in Gudivada Taluk. He was actively involved in Law breaking (Sasanollangana) and non-cooperation movements. On 23rd January, 1932 he was arrested at Gudivada and was sent to the sub jail and was released after spending a considerable amount of time. The very next day after having been released, he was arrested again. After his brief meeting with the pro-independence activists which was concerned about the Quit India movement. Immediately, the very next morning he was found distributing Congress bulletins in the entire town and was arrested. He was beaten up in the jail till he became unconscious and again he participated in Vyasti Satyagraham. He was charged Rs 200/- fine and four months severe punishment. From 18th March 1941 he was sentenced to severe punishment in the Allipuram jail. 1 11

The History of Freedom Fighters in Krishna District Krishna Zilla Swathantra Samarayodula Sangam (Regd – 69/74) Swathantra Samaraydula Smaraka Bhavanamu Vijayawada – 520 002


References Category: Indian independence activists Category: Telugu people Dukkipati Nageswara Rao joined the freedom movement inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s clarion call in 1930. He closely followed N G Ranga who led the ryot agitation in 1933. He was a strong freedom fighter and a close supporter of NG Ranga. He was with late N G Ranga when he held historic discussions with Gandhiji on the demand for a rythu-coolie state. N.G Ranga who was a dear friend of Dukkipati Nageswara Rao served the Indian Parliament for six decades from 1930 to 1991. Dukkipati Nageswara Rao participated in the Salt Satyagraha in 1930 and underwent imprisonment. He took an active part in the Quit India Movement in 1942 and was jailed along with the Mahatma. In response to the call given by Gandhiji to serve the villagers, who constitute 70 per cent of the population, he enrolled in the Gandhi Ashram set up by Yerneni Subrahmanyam near Komaravolu village in Krishna district and spread the Gandhian philosophy. Source Description above from the Wikipedia article Dukkipati Nageswara Rao, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors here. Community Pages are not affiliated with, or endorsed by, anyone associated with the topic. 2 Late Dukkipati Nageswara Rao was a great freedom fighter who fought against the British rule for India's freedom struggle. He was a humble, down to earth, passionate, and above all a very courageous individual who saw India gaining her Independence by resorting to non violence, civil disobedience, and non cooperation methods. I am his eldest grandson and am proud of it. Though he is no more, he continues to be a great role model for all of us to walk in his footsteps. Contributed By grandson Raj Nagesh Kosaraju




The group of demonstrators refused to move along, as the police instructed them. They were committed to their cause, and no amount of threat or coercion was going to sway them. They were standing up for what they believed in. Though many went off to prison, none complained, for they knew they had done what was pleasing to God. By His grace, they had no cause to fear. The brief meeting in which Mahatma Gandhi spoke was attended by thousands of workers and Dukkipati Nageswara Rao was one of them. Most importantly he felt that he had achieved his valuable and precious moments of truth. Life’s most wonderful meeting happened, which he had longed for, when he actually received a chance to meet him personally in Peyyeru. Those few minutes of the meeting with Mahatma Gandhi were enough to help him reorganize himself during the independence struggle. In a much more planned and determined way it gave an impetus to fight the British rule with the Non-cooperation and Civil Disobedience movements. Putting 5|Page

forth a great deal of effort is much easier when we can feel we've accomplished something. There is a basic instinct within each of us that likes praise and reward. We need to feel that we are noticed when we do what is good and right. The Lord sees all that we do, and His pleasure is ever with us. His abundant blessings come to all who truly love Him and pursue Him with all their heart, mind, and soul.

Quote from Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi "Non-violent resistance implies the very opposite of weakness. Defiance combined with non-retaliatory acceptance of repression from one's opponents is active, not passive. It requires strength, and there is nothing automatic or intuitive about the resoluteness required for using non-violent methods in political struggle and the quest for Truth." I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could. Mohandas Gandhi


About Gandhi When Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948, he was already a legend. He was born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi 1869 in Gujarat/India. He showed the world that social and political changes can be achieved not only through violence and terror, but also through love and compassion. The tradition of nonviolence (ahimsa) plays an important role in the Indian culture - and its religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Tolerance for other religions, and a vegetarian diet forms an integral part of their lives. Therefore, Gandhi’s love of truth and his commitment to nonviolence are expressions of ancient traditions on the Indian sub-continent. Predominantly, Gandhi tried to realize and eradicate his own shortcomings on his path to self-transformation. He tried to meet all living beings and creations of nature with great respect and humility. He argued and fought for his convictions and aims using nonviolent means, and was always ready to compromise. Gandhi led India from colonial dependency into political independence. He not only achieved political rights for his countrymen, but fought also for social and economic equality. 3

3 [Taken from: Gerhard Zimmermann, Sie widerstanden, Neukirchen-Vluyn 1995, 49ff.]


In his autobiography, Gandhi explains the Satyagraha: Before a person may dedicate himself to peaceful disobedience, he must first agree to and respect state law. We usually obey to laws out of fear of punishment; ...A Satyagrahi obeys the laws of the land out of the strength of his vision and because he regards it as being his spiritual responsibility. Nevertheless, he recognised other religions and was especially enthusiastic about the 'Sermon on the Mount' as it accorded with his own motto to confront evil only with good. Again and again he compared his concept of Satyagraha with the principles of the 'Sermon on the Mount' in order to explain it more easily. “But we have learned three things through all of this. We learned not to fear, not to hate and not to harm!” Learning “not to fear” infers a development of boldness and courage. Learning “not to hate” implies a focus on love forgiveness and grace. And learning “not to harm” indicates a commitment to the biblical principles of non-violence and aggressive love. Late Dukkipati Nageswara Rao sacrificed his life for the freedom of India. He was a strong advocate of secularism and his role for strengthening and maintaining secular character of Indian National Congress would be remembered for long.



A Memorial Tribute to Late Dukkipati Nageswara Rao & Dukkipati Savithriamma Family Members: Late Dr.Reddiah Kosaraju, Smt Kosaraju Vajram (Eldest Daughter), Sons & Their Families Raj Nagesh Kosaraju, Arlene Teresa Kosaraju, Ashwin Kosaraju, Lubasha Kosaraju, Lakshman Kosaraju, Ravi Kosaraju, Deanna Kosaraju, Maya Kosaraju Srinivas Kosaraju, Nirmala Kosaraju, Bhavya Kosaraju, Rushil Kosaraju Son-in-Law Nuvvula Seshagiri Rao (Retired SP of Police) Late Rama Devi, Son Nuvvula Sri Nagesh, Nuvvula Manju, Daughter Son Late Dukkipati Chiranjeevi Vara Prasad, Dukkipati Lakshmi, Dukkipati Bala Nagesh, Dukkipati Swathi Balaji Aluru (Son-in-law) Daughter Smt Aluru Vijayapoorna, Vishal Nag, Dheeraj Late Kanuri Venkat Rao, Padmaja Kanuri, Kanuri Raja Jaidev, Kanuri Shasi Poorna Kranthi Kumar Kanuri, Kanuri Shantha.

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In This………….. The History of Freedom Struggle of India The History of Freedom Struggle of Telangana The History of Freedom Struggle of Telugu The History of Freedom Struggle of Krishna District And The History of Freedom Fighters in Krishna District THE HISTORY OF FREEDOM STRUGGLE OF INDIA Love the nation Increase the good….. __ Gurajada

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Freedom Fighter from Krishna District-Late Dukkipati Nageswara rao  
Freedom Fighter from Krishna District-Late Dukkipati Nageswara rao  

Late Dukkipati Nageswara Rao sacrificed his life for the freedom of India. He was a strong advocate of secularism and his role for strengt...