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Tam Burrayya Dora

East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh

January 11, 2022 to February 28, 2022

Tam Burrayya Dora was resident of village Burramamidi, distt. East Godavari, Andhra Pardesh. He took part in the Rampa Rebellion of 1879-80, against the oppressive rule of the Mansabdar and British authorities in the Chodavaram Division of the Godavari Agency. He had also been connected with the pituridars from the commencement of the Rebellion in March 1879. A principal member of the group of Karram Tamman Dora, he took active part in the attack and burnings of many police stations. A reward of Rs.200/- was proclaimed for his capture. He killed Abbas Ali, a pensioner of Kottapalli, for giving information to the Government about his activities. While looting his house, he had been confronted with a wing of 36th Regiment Native Infantry. In  the clash in which Dora received a bullet shot from Martindale he died after an hour and a half on 16 November 1880.