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Know About The Real Life Heroes Of 'RRR': Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem

Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem are two freedom fighters from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana who fought against British rule for the rights of the tribal communities.

Know About The Real Life Heroes Of RRR: Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem

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New Delhi: The action drama 'RRR' directed by SS Rajamouli has become a topic of discussion for many and gained huge box office profits since its release on 25 March 2022.

The fictional tale set in the 1920s succeeded in winning the hearts of audiences through the action-packed scenes as well as the narrative which is a part of the real-life event of two freedom fighters.

The remarkable contribution of these two freedom fighters in fighting against the British rule for their community is lesser-known to the present generation.

In RRR, the role of the two freedom fighters is played by south starts Jr. NTR and Ram Charan. NT Rama Rao appears as Komaram Bheem and Ram Charam plays the character of Alluri Sitarama Raju.

Many might not know that these freedom fighters from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh fought against the British for the rights of the tribal communities in their places.

Alluri Sitarama Raju:

Alluri Sitarama Raju was born to a middle-class family in 1897 in a remote village located near the coastal city of Visakhapatnam.

He was a person with extreme passion to fight against the oppression of the British prevailing during that time. Some of the major incidents show the patriotism that Raju had developed with time.

In 1992, Alluri Sitarama Raju led the Rampa Rebellion also called Manyam Rebellion, a tribal uprising opposing the Madras Forest Act 1882.

Sitarama Raju was regarded as the 'hero of the forest' for his fearless act of standing against British police, revenue, and forest officials and motivating his people for the same.

During his teens, Sitarama Raju had lost his father and then he went on a pilgrimage visiting North, Western, North Eastern, and North-Western India.

In May 1924, Alluri Sitarama Raju was captured by the British government and was shot dead.

Komaram Bheem:

Komaram Bheem is another freedom fighter of the time born in 1901 in the Adilabad district of Telangana. He was from Gond tribes, who protested for the rights of workers in the 1990s.

Bheem's father was killed by the forest authorities for asserting Adivasi rights after which he fled from Sankepalli.

One of the Nizam officials died at the hands of Bheem after he harassed the people from the Gonds community for taxes.

He then moved to Chandrapur and got employed at a printing press from where he published a magazine against the Nizam and British.

Bheem was captured by British officials but from the jail, he fled away to the northeastern state of Assam and started working on a tea plantation and continued for more than 4 years.

During the early 1990s, Bheem began his rebellion against the oppression of local landowners and the Nizam of Hyderabad but he was later killed in October 1940.

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