Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki ProfessionFreedom Fighter Famous ForParticipating in a rebellion against British East India Company in 1846. Personal Life Date of BirthYear- 1805 BirthplaceUyyalawada, Kurnool Andhra Pradesh Date of Death22 February 1847 (Monday) Place of DeathKoilkuntla, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh Death CauseExecution (Hanging) Age (at the time of death)42 Years HometownKurnool, Andhra Pradesh ReligionHinduism HobbiesHorse-riding, Fencing, Swimming Relationships & More Marital StatusMarried Family Wife/SpouseSiddhamma, Peramma, and Obulamma ChildrenSon- Dora Subbaiah and Two others Daughter- 1 (Name Not Known) ParentsFather- Uyyalawada Peddamalla Reddy Mother- Name Not Known SiblingsBrothers- 2 Sister- Not Known
Some Lesser Known Facts About Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy
Narasimha Reddy was the Governor in Military of Rayalaseema. He commanded 66 villages including Kadapa, Anantpur, Kurnool, etc.
After the British captured the area of Rayalaseema, Narasimha had refused to share the income produced from this area.
To defeat the British, he had backed military operations and to do so, he resorted to the proxy wars.
On 10 June 1846, he attacked the treasury of Koilkuntla and moved to Cumbum.
He revolted against the administration after killing a ranger, Rudraram. The district collector took the revolt seriously and ordered Watson (an officer) to arrest Narasimha Reddy. However, Watson failed to arrest Reddy and the British Government declared Rs. 5000 for a tip of Reddy and Rs. 10,000 for his head.
On 23 July 1846, he, along with his army, attacked the British Army in Giddalur and ran away. To arrest Narasimha Reddy, the British Army captured his family in Kadapa.
To get his family free, he moved to Nallamala Forest. When the British came to know that he was hidden in the forest, they strengthen their action around the forest due to which Narasimha Reddy came back to Koilkuntla.
When British officials came to know about the whereabouts of Narasimha Reddy, they besieged the area completely and on 6 October 1846, Narasimha Reddy was arrested at midnight.
After being arrested, he was beaten up hard and tied up with thick chains. Thereafter, he, worn in bloody clothes, was taken to streets of Koilkuntla so that nobody could dare to revolt against the British administration.
Apart from Narasimha Reddy, 901 people were accused of conspiring against the British. Later, 412 people were acquitted, 273 people were released on bail, and 112 people were culprits and faced life imprisonment.
Narasimha Reddy was charged with murder and treason. He was sentenced to death.
After six weeks of his arrest, on 22 February 1847, he was hanged publicly in Koilkuntala at 7 a.m. About 2000 people gathered to see his hanging.
Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy getting hanged
The forts made by him are still present at Uyyalawada, Rupanagudi, Veldurthi, and Giddalur.
The bust of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy
On his 170th death anniversary, a special cover page was issued in Uyyalawada on 22 February 2017.
A special cover page in the honour of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy
A Telugu film of 2019, ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy,’ is based on the life of Narasimha Reddy. In this film, Chiranjeevi, Amitabh Bachchan, Kichcha Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi, and Jagapati Babu have played important roles.
Here’s an interesting video about Narasimha Reddy’s biography: