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Addepalli Satyanarayana Murthy

West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh

June 30, 2022

Addepalli Satyanarayana Murthy (1896-1975) was a native of Palakol, Narsapuram Taluka, West Godavari District. He was born in 1896 to Gangaraju and Parameswari. After finishing his education, in 1921, he took part in the Non-Cooperation Movement, which was led by Gandhiji. He was a Businessman. He boycotted foreign clothes. On April 26, 1929, Gandhiji arrived at Palakol. He and his wife paid a visit to Gandhiji. He took part in the Salt Satyagraha campaign in Mulaparru village in 1930; he took part in the Civil Disobedience Movement in 1932; he received a one-year S.I. Gandhiji came at Palakol on December 27, 1933, as part of the Harijan yatra. Murthy contributed Rs 558/- to Gandhiji for Harijan welfare. He was the President of the Palakol City Congress, a Zilla Parishad member, and the Municipal Chairman of the Municipal Council in 1938. He took part in the Individual Satyagraha campaign and was condemned on 23 January 1941 to 8 months R I and a fine of Rs 500/- which he paid. He also took part in the Quit India Movement and was arrested on 30 August 1942 under the D I R; He was detained at Vellore jail from 15 September 1942. Later, he served two terms in the Andhra Pradesh State Legislature, between 1955 and 1962, representing the Palakol Constituency. He contributed Rs 1 lakh to the Government College in Palakol. He died on 4 July 1975. Addepalli Satyanarayana Murthy Government Degree College is the current name of the government college (ASNM GDC).

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