Potti Sreeramulu laid down his life for a seperate state for Telugu People.

Gandhi’s example was effectively emulated by other Gandhians: Potti Sriramulu’s fast unto death in 1952 led to the reorganisation of states on linguistic lines. On the midnight of 15 December (i.e. early 16 December 1952), Potti Sreeramulu died and laid down his life trying to achieve his objective.


Had the nation and state honored him enough ( Not a token garland occasionally and naming a district after him, that too recently) Telugu people would have realized his sacrifice and avoid confrontations.

House No. 126, Royapettah High Road, Mylapore, Madras (Chennai) is the house where Potti Sreeramulu died and it has been preserved as a monument of importance by the state government of Andhra Pradesh.

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