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Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya biography in Telugu

Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya biography in Telugu


Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya (24 November 1880 – 17 December 1959)was an Indian independence activist and political leader in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Born in Gundugolanu village, Krishna district (now part of West Godavari district) in Andhra Pradesh, Pattabhi graduated from the prestigious Madras Christian College, fulfilled his ambition to become a medical practitioner by securing a M.B.C.M. degree. He started his practice as a doctor in the coastal town of Machilipatnam, headquarters of Krishna District and the political centre of Andhra. He left his lucrative practice to join the freedom fighting movement. At the Lucknow session of the Congress in 1916, he demanded the formation of separate Congress circle for Andhra. He was a member of the Working Committee of the Congress for a number of years and the President of Andhra Provincial Congress Committee in 1937–40.
Serving on the Congress Working Committee when the Quit India Movement was launched in 1942, Pattabhi was arrested with the entire committee and incarcerated for three years without outside contact in the fort in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. He ran successfully for Congress presidency in 1948, winning with the support of Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister of India. Pattabhi also served as the Governor of Madhya Pradesh from 1952 to 1957. He established Andhra Bank in Machilipatnam on 28 November 1923 which is currently one of the major commercial banks of India. Its present headquarters are located at Hyderabad. The head office of Andhra Bank, "Pattabhi Bhavan", is named after him. He also started Andhra Insurance Company, Krishna Jilla Co-Operative Bank in Krishna District Bhagyalakshmi Bank.he was member of JVP Committee. As announced by Govt of India on 29 August 2019, Andhra Bank is being merged with Union Bank of India and Corporation Bank and thus losing it's exclusive identity.

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