Sathyamurthy: People’s Poet and Leader Who Lived and Died Among the People


Karthik Navayan

Today 17th April is the 1st death anniversary of K.G.Sathyamurthy ('Sivasagar') the revolutionary leader and poet from Andhra Pradesh. He was the poor man among the poor, intellectual among the intellectuals and a soldier among the soldiers.

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Simple because of his social background, because he belonged to an untouchable community and faced discrimination and humiliation within the CPI (ML) (People's War) party of which he was the founder and central committee secretary.

The upper caste Hindu maoists expelled him from the party saying that he was involved in a conspiracy. Sathyamurthy kept on asking them to explain what "that conspiracy was?" No one explained what that conspiracy was.

According to Sivasagar, he was expelled from the party for the reason that he started speaking about the caste inequalities in the society, untouchability and Ambedkar which actually led to this. For Hindu Maoists, Party means power and money, not the people. 

If he had not been from an untouchable community, his leadership would have been accepted and he would probably have not started talking about the caste problem and Ambedkar. 

From 1990s to 2012, he lived among the general public, touring various districts in Andhra Pradesh: Nalgonda, Hyderabad, Guntur, Vijayawada. In between, he also visited his daughters in Visakhapatnam. He never lived like a traditional, biological family member of his own family. He simply lived like a life time revolutionary with a mission. 


Ambedkar aur Gandhi

On the eve of birth anniversary of

Dr. Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar,

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United Dalit Students' Forum (UDSF), JNU, and Asmita Theatre Group



Run for Caste Free India

On Sunday, 14th April

 at 6:30am.

Starting from Ambedkar Statue,Tankbund, Necklace road, Hyderabad. 

Caste Free India - A Cherished Dream



Baba Saheb Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Ji & Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Ji Birth Anniversary Celebration

Baba Saheb Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Ji & Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Ji 

 Birth Anniversary Celebration

On Thursday, 11th April, 2013,

From 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Gandhi Bhawan, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

ambedkar-phule birth anniversary

Ambedkar Students' Association (ASA)Panjab University, Chandigarh,

is organizing a Public Lecture

on the auspicious occasion of the Birth Anniversaries of

Bharat Ratan Baba Saheb Dr.B.R.Ambedkar & Mahatma Jayotiba Phule 


Rashtrpita Jyotiba Phule-Babasaheb Dr Ambedkar Jayanti

Rashtrpita Jyotiba Phule-Babasaheb Dr Ambedkar Jayanti


On Thursday, 11th April, 2013,

From 12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Panchsheel Utsav Palace, Kanwali Road, Dehradun (Uttarakhand).


Mahatma Jyotiba Phule - Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Birth Anniversary Celebrations 2013

Mahatma Jyotiba Phule - Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Birth Anniversary Celebrations 2013,

From April 9 – 14, 2013,

At JNU, New Delhi

[Via UDSF]


The Programme Schedule

9th April, 2013, Tuesday

6:00 p.m.

Inauguration of Cultural Week:
Mr. Jagdish Singh, Administrative Officer, Engineering Dept, JNU, New Delhi Sabarmati Dhaba, JNU
Street Play "Vaikalpik Itihaas"
by Bhasha Culture Wing, JNU


Call for Papers: From Traditional to Dalit & Tribal Social Work

From Traditional to Dalit & Tribal Social Work: Indigenous Social Work in India Today

From April 20 at 9:00am until April 22 at 5:00pm

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