Hometown: Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
Age: 42 Years
Marital Status: Married
|Famous For||Participating in a rebellion against British East India Company in 1846.|
|Date of Birth||Year- 1805|
|Birthplace||Uyyalawada, Kurnool Andhra Pradesh|
|Date of Death||22 February 1847 (Monday)|
|Place of Death||Koilkuntla, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh|
|Death Cause||Execution (Hanging)|
|Age (at the time of death)||42 Years|
|Hometown||Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh|
|Hobbies||Horse-riding, Fencing, Swimming|
|Relationships & More|
|Wife/Spouse||Siddhamma, Peramma, and Obulamma|
|Children||Son- Dora Subbaiah and Two others
Daughter- 1 (Name Not Known)
|Parents||Father- Uyyalawada Peddamalla Reddy
Mother- Name Not Known
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.
- The forts made by him are still present at Uyyalawada, Rupanagudi, Veldurthi, and Giddalur.
- On his 170th death anniversary, a special cover page was issued in Uyyalawada on 22 February 2017.
- 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: