Freedom fighter Racharala Samrajyam passed away

Monday, February 6, 2017

Freedom fighter Racharla Samrajyam (92) passed away at her residence on Monday.

Samrajyam was born to Goparaju Venkata Subba Rao and Rajyalakshmi at Rajahmundry on April 26, 1919 and was a social reformer Gora’s younger sister.

She participated in Quit India Movement in 1942 when she was undergoing Hindi Pracharak training at Anantapur. She quit the training programme and joined the movement. She was arrested at Bezwada and was sent to the Raya Vellore Jail for six months in 1944. She underwent training in rural development activities for a year in 1945 in Kasturi Ba Samraka Trust at Seva Gram through the Hindustan Naya Talmi Sangh under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. She worked in various capacities at the Kasturi Ba Gandhi Rashtriya Smaraka Trust’s regional office at Seetanagaram in East Godavari serving the trust for 34 years .

Samrajyam receied the ‘Tarmra Patra’ from Government of India in 1972.

She is survived by her only one Son Saranga Rao who had retired after serving as a Principal at various government junior colleges in Visakhapatnam district.

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