The Mess Around The Return of Alluri
Everybody has to breathe air and drink water to live. It is the birth right of everyone born on this earth irrespective of nationality, religion, caste, creed and colour. No one should object to this god given right. If there is any infringement to such a right a revolution is inevitable and it is evident from history. Our freedom struggle bears testimony of the fact. All the freedom fighters that were part of the Armageddon struggle were treasured in the history of India, among them Alluri is one who is treasured not only in the history but also in the hearts of Telugu people. He had shaken the British Empire and stood as a scourge to the whites. He was the blue-eyed boy of the Godavari districts and was the helm of the tribal warriors who adored him as their God. Not only did he break on the police stations, seized the weapons but also displayed them in the records to the utter dismay of the British. Sieetaramaraj warned the stone hearted Gudal that everybody would fight like a Seetaramaraj. He is the fanatic lover of mother India who dreamt of freeing it from the foreign fetters. When he was declared dead by the British in 1924 nobody believed it, even his kinsmen.
At the same time cropped up soi-disant Seetaramaraj. He is a man called Bendapudi sadhu who sported bow and arrows and pronounced that he was Seetaramaraj. The Britishers opened their weather eye on him.The involvement of Padala Ramarao who denounced the trickster and Ramaraj’s mother’s statement that her son died long ago saved many people from the malevolent deception of Bendapudi sadhu. Sadhu also wrote a letter to Padala in which he mentioned that he was not Alluri. There were certain stories on the Revolutionary figure Alluri in the history of India. In the eventual fight that took place between British Soldiers on 7th May 1924 Alluri was wounded. Son of a gun! A renegade tipped the British when Ramaraj was bathing his wounds. Under the direction of Gudal the British Army rounded up Ramaraj and subsequently transported him to K.D.Pet. On the way, it was dark when they reached Rajendrapalem where they camped that night. But the fear took better of Gudal who thought that Ramaraj might escape and so he shot Ramaraj who was tied to a tree. The day after the incident the British declared Ramaraj dead after conducting inquest in K.D.Pet. But the tribals didn’t believe the death of Seetaramaraj.
Taking undue advantage of the tribal belief that Seetaramaraj was not dead a man called Venkatarama Brahmananda raised curtain to the afore-said drama. He collected donations, rice and Started offering food for the hungry mouths. The poor peasants believed that he was their Hero. Noted freedom fighter, historian and leader of the Communist Party Padala Decided to get to the bottom of it. He visited Sadhu’s Ashram and also enquired about him. Surprising facts came to light in his enquiry. Sadhu had eight wives and he had illicit contacts with many women. More over he had a murder case was registered on him and he was remanded to Rajahmundry sub jail. Padala met Alluri’s mother Surya narayanamma in Burugupudi village near Jaggampeta she confirmed that her son was killed by the British. It was published in 1962 in Cheche a magazine run by Padala. Following this news Sadhu wrote a letter to padala stating that he was not Seetaramaraj. As Britishers had left India, sadhu thought that he could easily manage himself as alluri