Andhra Patrika Daily, All Set For Re-Launch

The news paper that was launched during the freedom movement and credited with helping to shape both modern Telugu language and identity, is all set for a re-launch shortly.
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.

4 Responses

  1. My newspaper till class 8th. Andhra Prabha and Patrika eemained the only Telugu newspapers which infkuenced every Telugu reader. After Eenadu cane and changed the contdnt and style of Telugu journalism, bith the traditional and wstablished newspapers failed to reorient themselves and gradually went into oblivion. It was a sad development.

  2. Parham Yadagiri says:

    Newspaper is making news. Andhra Patrika retained ethos of freedom movement and remained an institution till last day, fighting temptations to convert into a degenerate commercial mall. It never practised advocacy for vested interests with wolf-hunger. Sivalanka Radhakrishna was not only an erudite scholar, but a man of impeccable character.He preferred asceticism to acquisitions. It is sad that Andhra Patrika ended without any obituary in a jungle raj of Kleptocracy. Any attempt at its revival should aim at people centric journalism at high pedestal rather than promoting quarterly profits.

  3. jinka nagaraju says:

    Whether it would survive in the present scenario where meaning and objectives of journalism are re-defined is immaterial. Lets invite it. Welcome back Andhra Patrika.

  4. Balaji Dakoju says:

    ఆంధ్రపత్రికకు ఘనస్వాగతం.
    ఎప్పడు పత్రికను స్పర్శిస్తానా అని ఆతృతతో ఎదురు చూస్తున్నాను.

    తెలుగు భాషకు తిరిగి పునర్జన్మ లభిస్తుందని గంపెడాశతో ఎదురుచూస్తున్నా.

    తెలుగుభాషలో మంచిపరిజ్ఞానమున్న విలేఖరులు ఆంధ్రపత్రికకు రధసారధులు. ప్రూఫ్ రీడర్స్ రథచక్రాలు.
    సంపాదకుడు ఏడుగుర్రాల మేధావి.

    పునఃప్రారంభ దశనుంచి మంచితెలుగు దినపత్రిక చదవగలనని మనసావాచా నమ్ముతున్నాను.

    ఆంధ్రపత్రిక దిగ్విజయానికి శుభాకాంక్షలు.

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