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Seerla Brahmayya

West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh

June 30, 2022

Seerla Brahmayya (1913-1980) was a resident of Eluru, West Godavari District. He was born on 10 June 1913. His mother's name was Annapurna, and his father's name was Seshayya. He graduated with B.A. In the language of Hindi, he held the position of Rashtrabhasha Visharad from the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Additionally, he was the Sahitya Alankar of Vidyapeeth in the state of Bihar. He served as a volunteer during the 1930s and 1932s Civil Disobedience Movement, during which time he offered Individual Satyagraha. He was also a merchant. He underwent a term of imprisonment in Vellore and Alipuram prisons beginning on 7 July 1941, during which time he was subject to a number of restrictions and was kept in isolation. He participated in the Quit India Movement for the second time. On 8 October 1942, he was taken into custody, and on 22 October 1942, he was sentenced to three months in prison and a fine of fifty rupees. The fine was collected in the Alipuram camp jail; he was arrested once more on 22 January 1943, and he was detained under the D.I.R from February 1943 until December 1944 in the Vellore and Thanjavur jails; he was a member of the A.P.C.C.; he was the President of the Town Congress committee and the Vice President of the D.C.C.; and he served as a member of the D.C.C. He served as the Chairman of the Eluru Municipal Council for a period of five years and as the Leader of the Opposition party in the Eluru Municipal Council for a period of nine years. He also founded the Hindi Bala Mitra Mandali in Eluru in the year 1932. He was the founder of Yuvajanabhyudaya Mandali; at Eluru, 1936; the founder of Kalasamithi; at Eluru, 1937; the President of Hindi Prema mandali; at Eluru, 1940; a member of the Executive committee of the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha of Madras and Hyderabad for a number of years; a member of the Governing body of Sir CR Reddy College, Eluru. He passed away on 8 August 1980, at the age of 68.

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