Andhra Patrika Daily, All Set For Re-Launch
Hyderabad: The century-old newspaper, ‘Andhra Patrika’ is all set for a re-launch this month. Some senior journalists who started their career in the paper are making preparations for its re-launch. The paper is said to be all set for inauguration by Union Information & Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu shortly.
The newspaper which was credited with helping to shape both modern Telugu language and its identity was closed down in 1991.
The paper was launched as a weekly newspaper during the nationalist movement in the Telugu speaking region by Kasinadhuni Nageswara Rao in 1908. Later, it transformed into a daily newspaper. The newspaper was published only from Madras City until 1969, when an edition from Vijayawada and an office in New Delhi were set up. Later it expanded its operations to Hyderabad too.
Many noted people worked for the daily include, Sankarambadi Sundarachari the writer of Maa Telugu Talli, Puripanda Appala Swamy, Veturi Sundararama Murthy, Chirala Rama Rao, Goparaju Venkatanandam etc., and the editors include Kasinadhuni Nageswara Rao, G Harisarvottama Rao, C Seshagiri Rao, Sivalenka Sambhu Prasad. The last editor when the newspaper had to be closed was Sivalenka Radhakrishna.
After the paper was closed, Udayam daily patron Magunta Subbirami Reddy purchased it and tried to revive the daily. As he was killed by Naxals in 1995, it was kept in cold storage.
All the journals and newspaper were digitised and are said to be stored at Gautami Library, Rajahmundry.