The former chief minister, N.T. Rama Rao, had erected 33 statues of the famous personalities of Andhra Pradesh in 1986 and the poetic descriptions were written by the noted poet C. Narayana Reddy.
Telangana agitators pulled down of some of the the Greatest Telugu personalilties during the Million March on Thursday (10/3/2011) at Tank Bund and threw them into Hussainsagar. It all started with the demolition of Status of Brahmanaidu’s , Vijayanagar king Srikrishnadevaraya, the Adhikavi Nannaiah and Errapragada, who translated the great epic of Mahabharat into Telugu, saint and composer Annamacharya who penned keertanas for Lord Venkateswara, composer and poet Kshetrayya, and architect of Kuchipudi dance, Mahakavi Gurram Joshua and Siddendra Yogi were pulled down and thrown into the Hussainsagar.
The statues of Brahmanaidu, the ruler of Palnadu, Salivahana, the first emperor of Andhra, Gurujada Appa Rao, writer and reformist who had written Kanya Sulkham, Sir Arthur Cotton, the man behind the Godavari barrage, Tripuraneni Ramaswamy Choudhary, famous reformist and rationalist and Ballari Raghava, the noted stage artiste and the statue of Siddendra Yogi
I wish media gives more importance to news that can do more good to mankind and the state as a whole instead of splitting the states. Looking at the news daily makes me sad as I do not see anybody comming forward in India to do good for people around them.