Pattabhi Sitaramayya life and biography

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Pattabhi Sitaramayya biography

Date of birth : 1880-11-24
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Gundugolanu village, Krishna, India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Politics
Last modified : 2010-11-05
Credited as : Politician, freedom fighter,

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Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya was a freedom fighter cum political person in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh during the pre-independence era. He was born on 24 November 1880 at the Gundugolanu village and later went on to acquire a BA degree from the Madras Christian College. Thereafter, he went on to realize his desire of becoming a medical practitioner by getting M.B.C.M. degree. Though he had started working as a doctor in the coastal town of Machilipatnam, he relinquished everything to lend support to the freedom struggle against the British in India.

Read on to know more about the biography of Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya, who became so prominent that he was requested to stand for the presidency of the Indian National Congress as a candidate closest to the great Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi against the more radical Subhas Chandra Bose in the year 1939. He, however, lost primarily due to the huge popularity of Bose. When the Quit India Movement was launched in the year 1942, Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya who was a member of the Congress Working Committee then, was put behind bars for 3 years with other Committee members.

The life history or the account of the days spent in jail by Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya during this period can be availed from the book Feathers and Stones. Though he penned this book during his time in jail, it was published later. He even successfully ran for the presidency of the Congress in the year 1948 with full support of Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India. Further, he was Madhya Pradesh governor from 1952 to 1957 and also set up the Andhra Bank at Machilipatnam in November 1923 that's currently one of the major commercial banks of India.

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