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Duvvuri Subbamma

East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh

May 30, 2022 to May 23, 2023

Duvvuri Subbamma was born at Draksharama, Ramachandrapuram taluk of East Godavari District.  She was the daughter of Malladi Subbavadhani and the wife of Duvvuru Venkayya. She took an active part in the freedom struggle and was the second among the early ladies who participated in the Non-Cooperation Movement of India and was imprisoned in 1922. After release from the Rajahmundry Jail she again participated in the Salt Satyagraha and was incarcerated for six months from 31 May 1930 in the Vellore Jail.  Subbamma was a very powerful speaker who could sway people with her eloquence.  She was lathi-charged at ‘Peddapuram’ during the Quit India Movement in 1942. She served as a member, Stree Sanatana Vidyalayam, Rajahmundry. The title ‘Desa Bandhavi’ was conferred on her by the Kakinada Congress Maha Sabha in 1923.  As an ardent freedom fighter and a devoted Gandhian follower, she won the appreciation of Gandhiji for her courage and zeal.