Andhra Patrika Daily Re-Launch On July 29

The newspaper, which was launched during the freedom movement and helped shape modern Telugu language and identity, is set to be re-launched on July 29th.

Hyderabad: The century-old newspaper, AndhraA�Patrika, will be re-launched on 29thA�of this month. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, M Venkaiah Naidu, will be doing the honours.

AndhraA�Patrika, credited with shaping both modern Telugu language and identity, will be coming in a new avatar with the tagline, a�?For the sake of freedom of the country then a�� for the sake of Genuity now.a��

The promoters have vowed to publish a�?nothing but the trutha�?. They are also promising that the paper will be following the values of the past and modernity of the present.

Andhra Patrika was first launched by Kasinadhuni Nageswara Rao in 1908 as a weekly newspaper during the freedom movement in Telugu speaking areas of then Madras Presidency. Later, it transformed into aA�daily.

In the beginning, it was published only from the Madras City. In 1969, an edition from Vijayawada was launched and an office in New Delhi was set up. Later it expanded its operations to Hyderabad too.

Its editors, who ably steered the paper, include Kasinadhuni Nageswara Rao, G Harisarvottama Rao, C Seshagiri Rao and Sivalenka Sambhu Prasad. Those who worked for theA�dailyA�and became famous include Sankarambadi Sundarachari, the writer of Maa Telugu Tallikia��, Puripanda Appala Swamy, Veturi Sundararama Murthy, Chirala Rama Rao, Goparaju Venkatanandam and so on.

After AndhraA�Patrika was closed, UdayamA�dailyA�patron, Magunta Subbirami Reddy, purchased it and tried to revive theA�daily. It went into cold storage after Magunta was killed by Naxals in 1995.

It is stated that all surviving journals and newspapers of AndhraA�Patrika have been digitised and stored at Gautami Library, Rajahmundry.

4 Responses

  1. BHAMIDIPATI NARASIMHA SARMA says:

    GOOD NEWS FOR TELUGU PEOPLE.BUT,I DID NOT OBSERVE ON NEWS STANDS.I ASSUME THAT INAUGURATION DATE MAY BE POSTPONED.

  2. Satyamneti says:

    I am very happy to hear this news.. But I think paper not came in the market

  3. B.S.Narayana Durga Bhatt says:

    Good achievement and keeping the values of journalism… Necessary to the people the real news propagated Andhra Patrika..of Desoddhtaka Kasinadhuni Nageswara Rao’s Dream of patriotism.

  4. Bhanu prakash says:

    Good history is back

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