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Kambhampati Kumaraswamy

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

July 10, 2024 to July 10, 2026

Kambhampati Kumaraswamy was born in the village of Marripudi, located in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh. The son of Venkatappayya he hailed from a farming background. In 1930, during the historic Salt Satyagraha movement led by Mahatma Gandhi, Kumaraswamy actively participated, demonstrating his commitment to India's struggle for independence.

Kambhampati’s involvement in the Salt Satyagraha campaign led to his arrest and subsequent sentencing to 12 months of rigorous imprisonment. He faced these consequences with unwavering resolve, standing firm in his belief in nonviolent protest against British colonial rule. Kambhampati Kumaraswamy passed away on 11 November 1930, while in custody at the Rajahmundry Central Jail. His death marked a poignant moment in India's fight for freedom, symbolizing the sacrifices made by countless individuals in pursuit of liberty and justice.

Kambhampati’s life story reflects the courage and dedication of many unsung heroes of India's independence movement, who selflessly endured hardships and made ultimate sacrifices for the cause. His participation in the Salt Satyagraha, his subsequent imprisonment, and his untimely demise underscore the profound impact that ordinary individuals can have on shaping the course of history through their extraordinary acts of courage and conviction.

Details mentioned in ‘Who’s Who of Indian Martyrs’, Volume I(Page no – 162) , published by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India.

Source: Priyanka Kumara, Contributor for CCRT.