Wednesday, February 20, 2008

VELAMA DORA HISTORY

 
Famous people

The history of Velama's is as old as Telugu bravery. Their military exploits form an important part of Telugu tradition, history and folklore. The battle of Palnadu, battle of Bobbili, Balanagamma Charitra etc speak volumes about their chivalry. They are known to be fearless and battle hardy warriors. The lives of popular velamas such as Thandra Papa Rayudu, Palnati Brahmanaidu and Rani mallamamba are synonyms of bravery. Their heroic traditions such as 'Sati' prove that they are of Aryan descent with extensive inter mingling with other martial races of India. Velamas are well known for their liberal outlook, which is obvious from the war of Palnadu

* 'Palanati' Recherla Brahma Nayudu - Strived for progressive and egalitarian ideals in medieval times.
* Thandra Papa Rayudu - Valiant fighter.
* Singa Bhoopala of Rajakonda - A great patron of art and literature.
* Bobbili Raja - Former chief minister of Tamilnadu.
* Panagal Raja - Former chief minister of Tamilnadu.
* Late Jalagam Vengala Rao - Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and former Central Minister .
* Jalagam Prasad Rao - Former MLA and A.P. State Minister .
* Mariserla Shivunaidu- Corporation chairman (Khadi Grameena Board) .
* [1]CH.N.V.krishna rao-MD ANL PARCEL AND COURIER SERVICE, SAI KRISHNA FARMS .
* Late Joginapally Venkat Narsing Rao (J.V. Narsing Rao) -Adilabad, Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh .
* Juvvadi Narayan Rao (G. Narayan Rao) EX-Speaker AP Assembly .
Kalvakuntla Chandra Sekhar Rao (K.C.R) - TRS founder .
* Late Kamalumpundi Sriramulu Naidu - Ex - Mayor of Madras .
* K.Yerram naidu -TDP Leader of TDP Parlamentary .
* K.V.P.Ramachandra Rao - current chief advisor to govt of AP .
* Dharmana Prasada Rao - Andhra Pradesh State Minister .
* Chennamaneni Vidyasagar rao - Former Central Minister .
* Errabelli Dayakar Rao (MLA, WIP for TDP, State incharge) .
* K.V.Rajeshswara Rao ZP Chairman.
* Vijay Rama Rao Ex-CBI Director, Ex-R&B Minister .
* Takkalapally Purushottam Rao- Telangana Praja Samithi Leader and Ex Minister. AP.
* Late Juvvadi. Chokka Rao - MLA/MP/Deputy Chief Minister. AP.
* Juvvadi. chendrashekhar rao ( karimnagar )Ex MLA.
* Late chikyala venkata Narsimha Rao Well Known Politician of Nirmal Region, People used to call him Babsaab.
* Chikyala Harish Kumar (Ponkal, Mamada, Nirmal) Ex Mandal President, / SRSP Chairman
* Late Maknoor SriRanga Rao (Anthargam, Jagtial) MP.First MP forKarimnagar Constituency
* Late Maknoor Dharma Rao (Anthargam, Jagtial) MLA.
* Maknoor Jithender Rao (Anthargama, Jagityal) Council Member, Now TRS Member
* Maknoor Sanjay Dr (jagityal) Famous Dr in jagityal area & Poltician
* Late Ponnamaneni Narayan Rao (Huzurabad) MLA .
* Late Dr. Cheeti Venkat Rama Rao (Karimnagar) MLA .
* Lae N. Yethiraja Rao - Minister of Endowments. AP. (MLA-Chennur, 7 times in succession)
* Dr. N. Sudhakar Rao - MLA - Chennur (Son of N. Yethiraja Rao)
* Martineni Dharma Rao (Ex MLA- Hanamkonda)
* Errabelli Varadarajeshwar Rao (Ex-MLA) and Swarna (Mayor-Warangal)
* M. Satya Narayan Rao - MLA / MP Sports Minister.
* Gone Prakash Rao - APSRTC Chairman.
* Bearelly Prabhaker Rao - Retd Cheif Engineer R&B
* Kotagiri Kesava Rao - Retd Chief Engineer.
* Juvvadi Ratnakar Rao - MLA
* Late Polsani Narsing Rao - MLA / MLC and APSRTC Chairman
* Late M.R. Appa Rao - Vice-Chancellor Andhra University for two times, cabinet minister in Neelam Sanjeev Reddy and Brahmananda Reddy govt.
* Prof T. Navneeth Rao - Vice-Chancellor Osmania University
* Ch. Hymavanth rao- Vice President ANL PARCEL SERVICE WWW.ANLEXPRESS.IN]]]]
* Surabhi Mahinder Rao Chairman Mancherial Cement Corporation (MCC) Formal ACC
* Late D.Rajgopal Rao - ZPTC member, Madipally
* Late G.V. Sudhakar Rao - MLA/MLC, Minister of Minor/Major Irrigation.
* Ch. Venkateshwar Rao - Raja of Itkyal.
* Errabelli Sunil - Thinker and Philanthropist
* Late P. Puroshotam rao. - MLA. Kagaznagar.
* Chalimeda Anand Rao - MLA/MP Law minister, Leading Attorney
* Jupally Rameshwar Rao My Home Tycoon/Life Style
* Joginapally Bhaskar Rao Philanthropist/Educationist.
* Raja Yachendra Raja of Venkatagiri/MLA/Minister .
* Kotagiri Vidyadara Rao MLA/Minister .
* Late Remella thirupathi Rao MLC/Minister.
* K.chandrashekar Rao ( KCR ) TRS Prresident, Central minister
* Joginapally Nrupender Rao (son of Late J.V. Narsing Rao) - Chairman of Pennar group
T. Harish Rao - TRS Leader, Former Minister of Youth Services, AP
* Maradani Rangarao MLA in eluru.(TDP) he was sweetest frd of honarable chandrababu. - Thurpu Kapu.
* Jalagam Prakash Rao
* Chinthakayala Ayyannapathrudu(MLA/TDP)(Narsipatnam)(Visakhapatnam Dist)
* Late Rokanla Ganganna Venkanna (Patil),Kodduri,First President of Panchayat Samiti andharkawda, Maharashtra
* Bolleni Gopalkrishna Mukundrao (Patil) Well Known Politician of Pandharkawda region , Maharashtra
* Late Bolleni Krishnarao (Patil), Chalbardi. First MLA of Kelapur Constituency (Pandharkawda) Maharashtra
* Rao Gopal Rao (Actor)
* Puri Jagannath(Film Director)
* R.NarayanaMurthy(Actor)
Patrons of Telugu literature and culture
Velama rulers were big literary contributors of telugu literature and culture.Below are some of the kingdoms:
Pithapuramu
This is a famous Velama kingdom that is now part of East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Poets like Vinjamuri Somesha who wrote Ragahvayadaveeyamu were at the court of Pithapuramu. Vakkalanka Veerabhadrakavi wrote 'vasavadattaaparinayamu' and dedicated to the King of Pithapuram, Nayani Madhavarao (1679-1704). Famous poet Kuchimachi Timmakavi was honored by king Madhavarayalu (1710-1755) with the title, 'kavisarvabhouma' (emperor of poets). The following are the poets of Pithapuram kingdom and their works. Author Literary Work Kuchimanchi Jaggakavi Subhadraaparinayamu Kuchimachi Gangana Satakanttharamayanamu Devulapalli Bapanna Taravali Pindiprolu Lakhmana Ravanadhammeeyamu Allamaraju Subrahmanyakavi Bhadraparinayamu Devulapalli Subbarayasastri and Devulapalli Venkatakrishnasastri Ravuvamsamuktavali in Sasnkrit and Telugu. Devulapalli Subbarayasastri Sriramapanchasattu, Mahendravijayamu, Ramarayavilasamu, Malhanastavamu, Kumara Satakamu, Mandeswara Satakamu Kings of Pithapuram and their descendents had invested a lot of money to support Telugu literature and established literary organizations like "Andhrasahitya Parishattu."
Bobbili
Bobbili is part of Visakhapatnam district of AP. This was a Velama kingdom. Poet families like Kotra, Kotikalapudi, Mandapaka, Mandavemula, Susarla etc., prospered in this kingdom. The following are the poets of Bobbili and their works: Kotra Balakavi Vimalangi Parinayamu and Bhallanacharitramu. Rayudappa Rangarao Bahaddur (1790-1830) together with Garimella Subbayya Sankalpa Suryodayamu. Kotikelapudi Venkatakrishna Somayaji Tarakabrahmamu, Dilipacharitramu, Prabodhachandrodayamu, Meghasandesamu, Vignaneswaramu and Swetachalamahatmyamu. Kotikelapudi Kodandarama Nrusimhapuranamu, Tarakabrahma Mahatmyamu, Janakirama Satakamu, Janakivallabha Satakamu, Venugopala Satakamu and Sudharangamu. Rayadappa Janardhanarangarao Mitravindaparinayamu and Bobbili Venugopalasatakamu. Mandapaka Peraya Nirdoshtyadasaradhi Satakamu, Kumudvati Parinayamu and Indumati Parinayamu. Mandapaka Kamaya Kartikavrata Mahatmyamu, Balaramakshetra Mahatmyamu and Suryanarayana Satakamu. Mandapaka Parvateeswarasastri more than one hundred books that include Krishnabhyadayamu, Radhakrishna Samvadamu etc. Mandavemula Venkataramaya Kriyayogasaramu. Sir Venkateswarachalapatirangarao (1862-1926) supported many poets and funded printing of several books.
Venkatagiri
Venaktigiri kingdom was ruled by Velugoti family of Velama tribe/caste. This family migrated from Velugodu in Telangana to Andhra and established themselves in Venkatagiri in 1600 AD. Velugoti Rayudappa Nayani (1600) Returi Rangaraju Bhanumati Parinayamu Velugoti Kumarayachamnayani (1777-1804) Mudumbi Ayyappadikshitulu Vishnupuranamu Narakuri Narayanappa Parijatamu Velugoti Kumarayachendrulu (1832-1892) Velugoti Kumarayachendrulu Sabharanjani, Manssakshyamu etc. Gopinadha Venkata Srimadramayanamu, Brahmavaivartapuranamu, Krishnajanmakhandamu, Brahmananda Satakamu, Bhagavadgita Sastramu, Sisupalavadha, Radhikaparinayamu Srimadramanauja Charitramu, Adityahrudayamu etc. Tarkabhushanamu Venkatacharylu Sringarakalpavalli Tirumalasetti Jagnnadha Halasya Mahatmyamu Odayaru Viranagaya Sivaratri Mahatmyamu Mandapaka Parvatiswarasastri Radhakrishna Samvadamu Chilakapati Venkataramanujasarma Gopikathsudhalahari, Vinodakathakalpavalli
Sri Kalahasti
Damerla family of Velama tribe/caste ruled Kalhasti. Damerla Vengalabhupaludu (late 1500) Bahulasva Charitramu Damerla Ankabhupaludu Ushaparinayamu Nadiminti Venkatapati Abhishiktaraghavamu Ravukondalarayudu Chitrakavitvadarpanamu Lingaraju (Kumara Dhurjati) Kalhatimahatmyamu, Dvipada bhagavatamu Venkatapati Ratnavali Parinayamu Munipalle Subrahmanyasastri Adhyatmramayan Kirtanalu Sishtu Sarvasastri (1830-1880) Amarukamu and Jnanaprasunambika Satakamu Kotra Lakshminarayanasastri Lakshminarayaniyandhra Dictionery Kalatturi Vikrala Raghavacharylu(1840-1890) Vedasamrajyamu, Sikshabhashyamu, Sulbasutramu, Rahsyatrayabhashyamu, Suryasiddhanta Vyakhyanamu, Grahadarshamu, Dharmanirnayamu, Vruttisngrahamu, Andhrabhasha Mahima Varnanamu Damerla Venkatabhupaludu Setukhandamu
Nujividu
This is a Velama kingdom in Krishna District. Venkatacharyudu Indumati Parinayamu Anivilla Venkatasastri Apparaya Yasaschandrodayamu, Alankarasudhasindhumaheswara Mahatmyamu, Rukminni Parinayamu, Bhaskara Prasasti, etc. Dittakavi Ramayogi Rajgopala Satakamu, Mahisasuramardani Satakamu, Raghutilakahelavati Dandakamu, etc. Madabhushi Venkatacharya Bharatabhyudayamu, Pushpabanavilasamu, Ramavadhuti taravali etc. Bukkapattanamu Raghavacharyulu Andhradesha Charitra and Kuvalyasva Vijayamu King Venkatadri Apparao Bahaddur Ramadasu: Jyotirleela, Govardhanoddharanamu, Andhrashtapadulu, Sobhanachala Mahatmyamu, Andhragitgovindamu, etc. Duriseti Venkataramacharyulu Anarkali Yarroja Madhavacharyulu Maghavalayamu
Narasaraopeta
This kingdom was ruled by Malraju family of Velama tribe/caste. This is also known as Bellamkonda kingdom. Ahobila Kavisirobhushanamu and Kalindikanya Parinayamu Pattabhiram Kavisarpagarudamu, Kavimushikamarjalamu, Marunnandana Satakamu, Malarajugudanarayanopakhyanamu, Vajrapanjara Satakamu, and Syamantakopakhyanamu Dittakavi Narayana Rangaraya Charitramu Dittakavi Ramachandra Uddandagopalaraya Satakamu and Raghukulatilaka Satakamu Venkata and Pardhsardhi Vichitraraghavamu
SOURCE : Vepachedu Educational Foundation
Legendary Rivalry
The Velamas are considered traditional enemies of Reddys. Both the groups got along fine as feudatories of the Kakatiyas but to gain prominence in the royal court the professional rivalry went to the extremes:
The Padmanayakas were favorites of the King. Commander Bobba/Bhoji Reddy decided to show the King who exactly were the valorous fighters. He decided to wait till the Velama contingent got mauled by the Muslim army and then jump in to save the Velamas as well as the King. Unfortunately his timing was not good and both got beaten leading to the downfall of Kakatiya empire. Ever since, the Velamas blamed the Reddys for the historical blunder and continuously waged battles against Reddy kings. Later they managed to found independent states of Rajakonda and Devarakonda.
On the other hand, Reddys accuse the Velamas of colluding with alien Bahamanis to keep their state intact and indulge in attacking the Reddy kingdoms at every given opportunity. The Velamas say if not for Reddy cleverness and opportunistic attitude during the battle with Delhi Sultan's army, Kakatiya empire would have been intact at least till the British colonial period.
After the defeat of Prataparudra, Andhra Pradesh and Hindu religion succumbed to bad times. Annaya Mantri and Kolanu Rudradeva tried to unify the remaining Nayaka Chieftains belonging to various communities such as Velama, Reddy, Kamma, Balija and Telaga communities and appointed a Chief, Musunuri Prolaya Nayaka as the leader. The Nayaka confederation rebelled and recaptured Warangal. Prolaneedu was succeeded by his cousin Kaapaanedu which was resented by the Velama Nayakas. They again sought the help of the Bahmani sultan and killed Kaapaya Nayaka. Thus ended the unity of Telugu land.
The Velamas subsequently fought the Reddy Kingdom and Vijayanagar Empire on behalf of Bahmanis. Ultimately, Krishnadevaraya vanquished all and unified Andhra Pradesh. Velamas had to join the imperial service of Vijayanagar as military contingents and regional governors. Many Velamas thus settled in Tamil Nadu and elsewhere.
Origin theories
There are four conflicting theories as to the origin of the community.
Many believe Velamas migrated from Bihar when they were banished by Chanakya for supporting the Nanda dynasty.
Some linguists trace the root of the word Velama to similar sounding Vellalars of Tamil Nadu and assume they are Vellala soldiers and administrators who followed in the footsteps of the Chola expansion to Andhra. The Andhra branch known as Velanati or Velanadu (Tamil/Telugu) Cholas who are also known as Telugu Cholas could have been instrumental in the genesis of the Velama community in Andhra
It is believed that Velamas belong to one of the Original Aryan races of north India who migrated to south India during Chanakya times.
But it is also possible that Velama and Vellala are derived from lance wielders where Vel in Tamil stands for a lance. Hence, they could be an indigenous group directly derived from a Neolithic agrarian community.
It is possible that they were simply lance wielding soldiers of one of the many local Kingdoms such as Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Kakatiyas or Cholas who came to dominate the land through their service to the kings
It is also believed that Velamas came from Bengal area. Even today, Velama brides wear saris in the Bengali style. During the wedding the Velama concept of having a mango twig over the heads of the bride and groom is also unique to the Bengali culture. It is believed that a ship load of people from Bengal got shipwrecked in the Bay of Bengal and two groups of survivors managed to reach two points on the Coromandel Coast. The first one was headed by a person called Adiraju and therefore came to be called Adi Velamas and the second group was headed by Padmaraju and therefore called Padma Velamas. Also, these new people were good at counting and arithmatic and attracted local landlords and kings to hire them as accountants.
The History of Padmanayaka Velamas only is known through various ancient scriptures and ballads.
The Padmanayaka Velamas seem to be a different caste altogether based on their physical features and war-like build besides the customs and traditions pointing towards a warrior origin.
Feudal past
The history of Velamas is as old as Telugu bravery. Their military exploits form an important part of Telugu tradition, history and folklore. The battle of Palnadu, Balanagamma Charitra, Confilct at Bobbili etc speak volumes about their chivalry. They are known to be fearless and battle hardy warriors. However, their role in protection of the unity of Telugu land and Hindu dharma at crucial times was suspect. Killing of Kaapaya Nayaka who valiantly opposed marauding Muslims; waging incessant battles with Reddy Nayaks at a time when Telugu people were craving for saviors and later aligning with Bahmanis in their battles with fledgling Vijayanagar empire did not behoove well of them. Their heroic traditions such as 'Sati' prove that they are of Aryan descent with extensive inter mingling with other martial races of India. Velamas are well known for their liberal outlook which is obvious from the war of Palnadu. Velama kings regularly clashed with the Reddys but had friendly dealings with the Orissa Gajapatis and the Bahmanis. Because of their proximity to the Bahmanis, they had to wage battles with Vijayanagar empire and eventually suffered a setback. Residual influence of Velamas is noticeable in Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Warangal, Adilabad, Nalgonda, Khammam, Mahbubnagar,Pithapuram and Prakasam Dist also.

Introduction to origin and importance of family names and / or gothra.

The Telugu family names in Andhra Pradesh are said to have originated around 1250 AD onwards until they took the final shape somewhere around early 1400 AD. They were said to have come into existance along the lines of names of villages where the family lived around that time, examples are those family names which ended in 'palli' and some other village names ( few examples in our community ), or styled after a prominent person, like a warrior or some other forefather in the family, such names are said to have ended in 'neni' ( many examples in our case ), or some other significant event or unknown criteria specific to that family or circumstances. ( Reference: Talbot, Cynthia, 2004 )

Before 1250 AD, Velama clans probably must have been identified only through gothra as there were no family names existing around that time ( that is why we have only Recherla Brahma Naidu and Recherla Prasadithya etc who were identified only through their gothra ). Obviously gothra were older than family names and a particular gothra represents the genetic heritage of that clan as a whole (each such clan later might have split into various family names but all the descendants are of same genetic heritage or gothra ).

The family names and gothra are significant as you already know at least for marriage purposes as we Velama's like many other communities do not marry into the Velama's of the same family name as well as same gothra as those Velama's are considered to be genetically closer compared to the Velamas with a totally different family name and gothra. Since ages Hindus are known to have married always into different clans with the hope that such a marriage will lead to production of better off springs with no genetic disorders and Velama's are no exception to this general rule. For example, Rajputs in North India, who are numerically large in number and spread across several Indian states, are known to scan and marry into an entirely different clan of which they are not related for past fourteen generations.

It is also a proven fact scientifically from genetics perspective as to why it is ideal for one to marry into a different genetic pool. Incidence of genetic and hereditary disorders are known to be very high among the children born from marriages between closer genetic pools. Ancient Hindus, thousands of years back are known to have married initially Swa-gothra ( same gothra ) for some time and later on at some point of time switched to marriages into an entirely different gothra going by their previous bad experiences. In this context, it is interesting to note that Kashmir Pandits, who are Brahmins and are numerically small in number, are said to marry even today Swa-gothra. Similar problem also exists today among Parsis of India who are Zoriashtrians by religion and have immigrated from Iran in small numbers.


Velama sub divisions

All the divisions are based on their original living location. Major divisions in Andhra Pradesh are

* Adi Velama
* Koppula Velama
* Padma Velama
* Polinati Velama

Adi Velamas are seen in Machilipatnam,Rajamundry,Hyderabad etc..,

Polinati Velamas are seen in Srikakulam and other coastal Andhra districts. Most Polinati Velamas have Naidu as middle name i.e. suffix in their names and their primary occupation is farming. They play dominant role in Srikakulam district politics and backbone of this district's economy.

Koppula Velamas are living in Rajahmundry, Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram and other coastal Andhra districts. Most Koppula Velamas have Naidu as middle name i.e. suffix in their names and their primary occupation is farming. They play key role in Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam district politics and vital to these district's economy.

Padma velamas are also called as padmanayaka velamas. They are mostly seen in Telangana districts like Karimnagar, Warangal, Adilabad, Nizambad, Rangareddy, Medak, Mehboobnagar and Hyderabad. They are also prominently seen in places like Addanki(Ongole),Vijayawada,Kakinada, Nuzvid, and the villages surrounding these places. Politically, socially and economically, they played a prominant role in the growth of Andhra Pradesh.

Historic Leaders

(12th and 13th Century)

* Various Padmanayak Generals who worked for different Kakatiya Kings in and around Capital Orugallu(now Warangal City), in AP.
* Recherla Rudra, Army General, who has supervised the construction of Ramappa Lake (1156) and Ramappa Temple(1213), both are intact even now and located 60 km from capital Orugallu (now Warangal City) in Palampet village in Mulugu Taluq, of Warangal Dist, during the period of great Kakatiya king Ganapathi Deva of Orugallu.

(12th Century)

* Palnadu region is located in current Prakasham and Guntur Districts, in AP
* Battle of Palnadu - (1176-1182)
* 'Palanati' Recherla Brahma Nayudu - Strived for progressive and egalitarian ideals in medieval times
* Palanati Balachendrhrudu, Kaliyuga abhimanyu.

(14th Century) - (A.D 1325 to 1473)

* Recherla Singa Bhoopala of Rajakonda / Rachakonda (Fort is in ruins in Samstan Narayanpur Mandal, Nalgonda Dist, AP) - A great patron of art and literature
* Recherla chiefs of Devarakonda Fort, now Deverakonda town and Mandal, in Nalgonda dist, AP (near to Nagarjuna Sagar)
* Padma Nayaks also captured and ruled for a short duration Bhuvanagiri Fort also(now Bhongir Fort and town in Nalgonda Dist, AP).

(??th Century)

* Velugoti Family - Capital Velugodu (Now in Kurnool Dist close to Atmakur, near Mahabubnagar dist border)
* Descendants of Recherla chiefs of Rachakonda / Rajakonda / Devarakonda, after they lost their kingdom to muslim invaders.
* Well known Sixteen Velama Samstanams / Zamindaris in Mahboobnagar dist, came up during their time in and around present Kolhapur area (close to Velugodu capital) in Mahaboobnagar dist.

(??th Century)

* Padma Nayaka Velama Generals also fought for Vijayanagara Empire after loosing their Kingdoms and supremacy in Telangana regions. As this Empire expanded some of the Nayaks were sent to far away lands in southern Tamil Nadu like Madurai, Tanjavore, and Arkot districts of Northern Tamil Nadu to control those territories and collect and send revenue to the King at Hampi, the Capital of Vijayanagara Empire. Thus various Padma Nayaka Velamas have settled in the villages of those newly aquired territories and today they are referred to as Velama Naidus or simply Padma Velamas. For no reason there are about forty such Velama Naidu villages in and around Madurai town alone for even today. They hold huge tracts of land in Tamil Nadu and most of them were big Zamindars. On decline of Vijanagara Empire, they declared independence and thus become rulers themselves in some of those areas.

* Madurai Nayaks - Capital Madurai - Ruled most of Southern Tamil Nadu.

* Tanjavore Nayaks - Ruled Tanjavore region of Tamil Nadu.

(17th Century)- A.D. 1600+

* Velugoti Venkatagiri Samstanam, in Nellore district
* Descendants of Velugoti Family, of Velugodu region, bordering Mahabubnagar and Kurnool.

(??th Century)

* Rulers of Sri Kalahasti Samstanam, now in Chitoor dist, Andhra Pradesh.

* Rulers of Pithapuram Samstanam, now in East Godavari dist, in Andhra Pradesh.

* Rulers of Panagal Samstanam, now in ?Godavari dist, in Andhra Pradesh.

* Rulers of NarsaRao Pet Samstanam, now in Guntur dist, in Andhra Pradesh.

* Rulers of Nuzvid Samstanam, now in Krishna dist, in Andhra Pradesh.

(18th Century)

* Bobbili family - Capital Bobbili, now Bobbili town in Vizianagaram dist
* 15th generation Descendants of Venkatagiri Samstanam
* Rao Venkata Gopala Krishna Ranga Rao - Raja of Bobbili - of Bobbili Yuddam fame
* Rani Mallamma Devi - Wife of Ranga Rao and sister of Tandra Papa Rayudu, of Bobbili Yuddam fame, brave Velama woman who preferred to fight the bobbili yuddam along with the men folk and die rather than commit suicide or killed by her own army, but unfortunately then prevalent Velama customs were too rigid and very conservative, and she has to be stabbed by her own body guard as per the orders of her husband Ranga Rao, similar is the fate of many Velama women and children in the fort.

* Thandra Papa Rayudu - Valiant fighter and brother of Rani Mallamma Devi, who was away at the time of famous Bobbili Yuddam, and ultimately avenges the killing of all his relatives in the war by killing Vijaya Rama Raju of Vizianagaram and then kills himself along with his two accomplices after gheraoed by the combined enemy forces of Vijaya Rama Raju and Bussy.

(20th Century)

* Rao Ramakrishna Ranga Rao - Raja of Bobbili - (1932 -36) and again (1936 -37)- former Chief Minister of United Tamilnadu and Andhra (then Madras Presidency and State) and Member of Commission for Indian Constitution.
* Damera Panagal Raja - Raja of Panagal - (1921-1926)- former Chief Minister of United Tamilnadu and Andhra (then Madras Presidency and State).


* Present Elected Political Leaders

* Kalvakuntla Chandra Shekhar Rao (K.C.R) - TRS founder, MP(Karimnagar),former Union cabinet minister for Labour and Employment generation)
* Boinapally Vinod Kumar - MP, TRS leader, Hanumakonda, Warangal Dist
* Kinjarapu Yerram naidu - MP, Leader of TDP in Indian parliament and Former Union Minister for Ruraldevelopment
* Meneni SatyaNarayan Rao(MSR)- Ex MLA / MP, former PCC President, AICC general Secretary and Party Incharge for Several states.
* Chennamaneni Rajeshwer Rao, MLA (Sirisilla)-Deputy Leader TDP in AP assembly, former CPI leader
* Dharmana Prasada Rao - MLA, Andhra Pradesh govt. cabinet minister
* Errabelli Dayakar Rao- MLA(Wardhannapet), Warangal Dist, WHIP for TDP, A.P.State TDP in-charge
* T. Harish Rao - MLA(Siddipet)Medak Dist, TRS leader, former A.P. govt. cabinet minister
* Juvvadi Ratnakar Rao - MLA, Buggaram, Karimnagar Dist
* Jalagam Venkat Rao - MLA,sathupalli, Khammam Dist
* Chinthakayala Ayyannapathrudu - MLA, Narsipatnam
* Gorle Rama Murthy Naidu - ZP chairperson, Visakhapatnam
* Marichela Simhachalam Naidu - DCCB president Vizianagaram
* Errabelli Swarna - Mayor, Warangal city
* Rao Venkata Sujay Krishna Ranga Rao - MLA, Bobbili, Scion of Bobbili Raja
* Thentu Jaya Prakash - MLA, Therlam
* Pudi Mangapathi Rao - MLA, Uttarapalli
* Kinjarapu Atcham Naidu - MLA, Harichanadrapuram
* Dharmana Krishna Das - MLA, Narasannapeta
* Dugyala Srinivasa Rao - MLA, Chennuru, Warangal Dist.
* Meka venkat Appa Rao- MLA, Nuziweedu, Krishna Dist.
* Divaker Rao, MLA - Laksettipet, Adilabad Dist
* Jupally Krishna Rao-MLA Kollapoor,Mahaboobnagar Dist
* Gandi Babji - MLA, Paravada, DCC President Visakhapatnam rural district.
* Sugnana Kumari Devi (Kallikota Rani)- MLA from Kallikota, Orissa
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* Former Elected Political Leaders

* G. Narayan Rao - Former MLA, former speaker of A.P. legislative assembly
* Thangi Satyanayana - Former MLA, Srikakulam, former speaker of A.P. legislative assembly
* Kolla Appala Naidu - Former MLA, Uttarapalli, former minister and pro term speaker of 11th A. P. legislative assembly
* Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao - Former BJP President AP unit,BJLP Leader for AP assembly, MLA/ MP, Karimnagar, Union minister for Home and Commerce
* Chalimeda Anand Rao - Former MLA, former A.P. govt cabinet minister and former leading attorney
* Kotagiri Vidyadara Rao - Former MLA, former A.P. govt. cabinet minister for Panchayath Raj, Agriculture and Major Industries
* Jalagam Prasad Rao - Former MLA, former A.P. govt. cabinet minister for Panchayath Raj
* Raja Yachendra Raja - MLA, Venkatagiri, former A.P. govt minister
* Thakkallapally Purushottam Rao,MLA (Warangal)-Former R&B Minister, and present chairman Rural Development Commission
* Gunda Appala Suryanarayana - Former MLA, Srikakulam, former A.P. govt. minister
* Baggu Lakshmana Rao - Former MLA, Narasannapeta, former ZP chairperson Srikakulam
* Sambhangi Chinna Appala Naidu - Former MLA, Bobbili, former Whip of TDP
* Dr. Peddinti Jagan Mohan Rao - Former MLA, Bobbili, former minister
* Reddi Satynanarayana Former Former MLA, Madugula and former minister
* Gandi Babji - Former MLA, Paravada, DCC President Visakhapatnam rural district.
* Allu Bhanumathi - Former MLA, Visakhapatnam -1, Former DCCB President Visakhapatnam
* Manikonda Laxmi Kantha Rao - Former ZP chairperson, Medak
* Jagapathi Rao-Former -Former ZP chairperson, Medak
* KV.Rajeshwer Rao-Former ZP chairperson, Karimnagar
* Lagudu Simhadri - Former ZP chairperson, Vizianagaram
* Y. Appala Suryanayana - Former ZP chairperson, Srikakulam
* Vakada Nageswara Rao - Former ZP chairperson, Vizianagaram
* Regulapati Papa Rao - Former MLA, Siricilla, Karimnagar District
* Dr. Nemurugommula Sudhakar Rao - MLA - Chennur, Warangal dist (Son of Late N.Yethiraja Rao)
* Maradani Rangarao - Former MLA, Eluru, West Godavari Dist
* Poori jagannath and Raviteja - director and Actor West Godavari Dist
* Dr Thakkallapelly Rajeshwar Rao - Former MLA, former mayor of Warangal city
* Juvvadi Chandrashekhar Rao - Former MLA, Karimnagar
* M.Muralimanohar Rao - Former MLA, Luxettipet, Adilabad dist
* Bolleni GopalKrishna Patil, Ex. Panchayat Samiti President & Senior Congress Party Leader, Pandharkawda, Maharashtra
* Katari Devender Rao - former MLA Karimnagar.
* Martineni Dharma Rao - Former MLA, Hanamkonda, Warangal Dist
* Suryaneni Rajeshwar Rao, Ex MLA, Mulugu (1970's), Warangal dist, former CPI Leader.
* Errabelli Varadarajeshwar Rao - Former MLA, Wardhannapet, Warangal dist
* Vasireddi Varada Rama Rao - MLA, Therlam, former DCCB president and DCC president Vizianagaram
* Bandaru Satyanarayana Murthy - Former MLA, Paravada, former minister and president TDP rural district committee, Visakhapatnam
* Pokala V. Chalapathi Rao - Former MLC, member BJP National Executive Council
* Simma Prabhakar Rao - Former MLA, Narasannapeta
* Mariserla Venkata Rami Naidu - Former MLA, Parvathipuram
* Gunuru Yerru Naidu - Former MLA, Chodavaram
* Kurucha Ramu Naidu - Former MLA, Madugula
* Yerra Annapurnamma - Former MLA, Parvathipuram
* Vangapandu Narayana Appala Naidu - Former MLA, Gajapathinagaram
* Vechalapu Sreerama Murthy - Former MLA, Narsipatnam
* Sankineni Venakteshwar Rao - Former MLA Thungathurty, Nalgonda
* Venepally Chander Rao - Former MLA Kodad, Nalgonda
* Sabbam Hari - Former mayor, Visakhapatnam City
* Yandrapu Mariadas - Former VUDA chairperson, Visakhapatnam City
* Gullipalli Sudarsana Rao - Former in-charge ZP chairperson, Vizianagaram
* Mechineni Kishan Rao,ex MLA,Secunderabad - Former minister for Education in Nadella Bhasker Rao Govt.
* Martineni Dharma Rao - Former MLA, Hanamkonda, Warangal dist.
* Vardhineni Venkateshwer rao-Former minister.
* Kotagiri Hanmantha Rao- Former MLA, Nuziveedu, Krishna dist.
* Madhavaram Ramchender Rao-Former minister for Labour
* Velichala Jagapathi Rao- Former Convenor for Telangana Development Forum and MLC
* Duggirala Venkat Rao- Former Chairman Karshaka Parishad AP
* Katikaneni Madhusudhan Rao- Former MLA (TDP) from Kollapur, Mahabhoob Nagar dist
* Thakkallapally Narayana Rao-Former Chairman of Warangal Market Committee
* Dwarapureddi Jagadeesg - Former Chairman of Parvathipuram Market Committee
* Chokkapu Lakshmana Rao - Former Chairman of Salur Market Committee
* Dokula Naidu Babu - Former Chairman of Kottavalasa Market Committee

Late Elected Politicians

* Late Jalagam Jalagam Vengala Rao - Former Chief Minister of AP, former Union minister for Industry and PCC President
* Late Joginapally Venkat Narsing Rao (J.V. Narsing Rao), Adilabad, deputy chief minister of A.P.
* Late Juvvadi Chokka Rao - MLA, MP, Karimnagar, former deputy chief minister, A.P.
* Late Kamalumpundi Sriramulu Naidu - Former mayor of Madras
* Late Maknoor SriRanga Rao - MLA, Jagtial (Anthargam), Karimnagar dist
* Late Maknoor Dharma Rao - MLA, Jagtial (Anthargam), Karimnagar dist
* Late Ponnamaneni Narayan Rao - MLA, Huzurabad, Karimnagar dist
* Late Bolneni Sampath Rao - Chairman-Single Window,Laxmidevi Pet, Warangal dist
* Late Dr. Cheeti Venkat Rama Rao - MLA, Karimnagar
* Late Nemarugommula Yethiraja Rao - MLA, Chennur (7 times), Warangal dist, former A.P. govt. minister.
* Late Errabelli Venkat Ram Narasaiah of Kalleda village, MLA, Wardhannapet, Warangal Dist.
* Late Prof.Gona V. Sudhakar Rao - MLA/MLC, Laxettipet, Adilabad Dist,Cabinet minister for Major irrigation govt. of A.P.
* Late Reddi Jagannatham Naidu - Former MLA, Madugula
* Late Gorle Krishnam Naidu - Former MLA, Chodavaram
* Late Vasireddi Krishna Murthy Naidu - Former MLC, former minister govt. of A.P.
* Late Peddinti Rama Swamy Naidu - Former MLA, Bobbili
* Late Thentu Lakshunam Naidu - Former MLA, Therlam
* Late Cheekati Parasuramu Naidu - Former MLA, Parvathipuram
* Late Ruthala Latchapathrudu - Former MLA, Narsipatnam
* Late Pyla Appala Naidu Former MLA, Paravada
* Late Vechalapu Palavelli - MLA, Chodavaram, former DCCB president Visakhapatnam
* Late Yerra Krishna Murthy - MLA, Parvathipuram
* Late Chokkapu Suryanarayana Former ZP chairperson Vizianagaram and former TDP state organizing secretary
* Late P. Puroshotam Rao - MLA, Kagaznagar, Adilabad Dist
* Late Rokanla Ganganna Venkanna (Patil), Kodduri, first president of Panchayat Samiti Pandharkawda, Maharashtra
* Late Remella Thirupathi Rao - MLC, minister govt. of A.P.
* Late Bolleni Krishnarao (Patil), Chalbardi. first MLA of Kelapur constituency (Pandharkawda) Maharashtra
* Late Gorrupati Butchi Appa Rao - Former MLA, Jami, former ZP chairperson of combined Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram

Nominated & Appointed People & Educationists

* K.V.P.Ramachandra Rao - Current chief advisor to government of A.P.
* Kalakuntla Sudhakara Rao (Mandamari) - Commissioner Right to Information Services
* Gone Prakash Rao - APSRTC chairman.
* Mariserla Shivunaidu- Corporation chairman (Khadi Grameena Board)
* Capt. J.Rama Rao - Founder Chairman, forum for better Hyderabad
* Manikonda Veda Kumar - Chairman A.P. children film society, president for forum for better Hyderabad
* Datthi Laxmana Rao - Chairman, Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha, Vizianagaram.
* Vaddepally Narsingha Rao-Chairman, AP Mining Corporation.
* Konduri Ravinder Rao- DCCB Chairman, Karimnagar.
* Premsagar Rao-DCCB Chairman, Adilabad

Former Nominated & Appointed People

* Late Polsani Narsing Rao - Former APSRTC chairman, MLA/ MLC
* Late M.R. Appa Rao - Vice-Chancellor Andhra University for two times, cabinet minister in Neelam Sanjeev Reddy and Brahmananda Reddy cabinets
* Kakulamarri Vijay Rama Rao - Former CBI Director, former minister govt. of A.P.
* Reddi Satyanarayana Murthy - Retired chief engineer
* Gorle Suryanayana - Former member/ in-charge chairperson APPSC
* Kotagiri Kesava Rao - Retired chief engineer
* Kota Jogi Naidu - Former chairman, Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha, Vizianagaram
* Kurucha Narasimham Naidu - Former Member AP Official Language Committee.
* Venkat Narayana Rao-Retired chief engineer. Verma-Commision for Water Resources.
* Chelikani Anna Rao- Former CEO and Chairman TTD
* Nagireddi Venkata Ramana (adduru naidu babu) - Former chairperson rural electrification corporation (REC), Anakapalli
* Allu Appa Rao - Retired chief engineer

Indian Armed Forces (IAF)

* Capt Late Bonala Vijay Raghunandan Rao (Veer Chakra), Karimnager
* Capt Jalagam Rama Rao
* Capt Madhavarapu Vijay Kumar, Adilabad
* Capt Bongu Anand Rao
* Major General Madhava Rao, Adilabad

Entrepreneurs, Business Magnets & Industrialists

* Joginapally Nrupender Rao (son of Late J.V. Narsing Rao) - Chairman of Pennar Group of Industries
* Jupally Rameshwar Rao - "My Home" & MAHA cement tycoon
* Gorukanti Ravender Rao MD (Yashoda Group of Hospitals, Hyderabad)
* Dr Gorukanti Surender Rao MBBS (Started Yashoda Group of Hospitals)
* Dr Rambhoopal, DM(Nephrologist)(Started Satya Kidney Center, Hyderabad)
* Polsani Sudhakar Rao (Chairman, Polsani group of companies)
* J.A.S. Giri (Chairman and Managing Director, Sangfroid Industries Ltd)
* Joginapally Bhaskar Rao - Businessman & Educationist
* http://www.ANLEXPRESS.INCH.N.V.krishna Rao - MD ANL PARCEL AND COURIER SERVICE, SAI KRISHNA FARMS
* Ch. Hymavanth Rao- Vice President ANL PARCEL SERVICE WWW.ANLEXPRESS.IN
* D. Arjun Rao - CEO, Valuelabs, Hyderabad
* Anugu Madhusudhan Rao Adilabad Petrol pump association President
* Dr.Gunaganti Prabhaker Rao, Prathima group of industries
* Bowenpally srinivas Rao, Prathima group of industries
* Rajeshwer Rao- Managing Director,Nirup synchrome
* Anoos Sisters- Anoo's beauty parlour and herbal products, Hyderabad
* Chelikani Achutha Rao.Chairmen and Managing Director- Bobbili jute mills and Former President The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI)
* Annamaneni Madhava Rao-President AP rice millers association President
* kalakuntla Vidyasagar Rao - Chairman Mancherial Cement Corporation
* Chalmeda Anand Rao - Chairman, Janaki Feeds, Hyderabad (Leading poultry feeds supplier in AP)
* Velichala Premchander Rao-Chairman, Frontier Institute of Technology
* Jupally Sathyanaryana Rao
* Janagama Prabhaker Rao- Kapil Chit Fund Private Limited and Group of companies
* Thandra Raja Narsigha Rao From Jagithyal - Travels

Fine Arts & Films

* Late Rao Gopal Rao (Popular film actor)
* Bongu Narsing Rao, Alwal (Internationally acclaimed film maker, painter, poet, and photographer)
* Gottimukkala Padma Rao(Film Producer)
* Amarapu Sathyanarayana (Popular Drama artist and famous for Krishna, Arjuna, Rama roles)
* Petla Puri Jagannath (Popular film director and produces movies under vaishno academy banner)
* Reddi Narayana Murthy (Film actor, producer and director)
* Petla Sairam Shankar (Film Actor)
* Nukarapu Suryaprakash Rao (Film producer Holi,Adirendeyya Chandram,Bharmastram)
* Saketh Naidu (Kannada film singer)
* Jogi Naidu brothers (Film comedians and anchors)
* Chinthakayala Padmavathi (Film producer)
* Vamshi Paidipalli (Director of the film Munna, starring Prabhas)
* Sita (Tamil and Telugu Film Actress)
* Bongu Ajith Nag (Young Film and Ad maker, Latest film "Brinda")

Young Leaders

--- Velamas - Young Leaders

* Polasani Muralidher Rao - All India General Secretary Swadeshi Jagaran Munch
* Polasani Pithamber Rao - Former President Student Union JNU
* Mynampally Hanmantha Rao - Former All India general Secretary Youth Congress
* Babi Nayana ( Bobbili Raja ) - Municipal Chairman, Bobbili
* Madhavaram Sudhershana Rao - TRS President Hyderabad Unit ( Kukatpally )
* Thanneru Harish Rao - MLA Siddipet
* Gandra Venkateshwer Rao - Former President TDP Karimnagar
* Gandra Satyanarayana Rao, from Ganpur, Warangal
* Nemurugommula Praveen Rao - Warangal
* Chennamaneni Swayam Prabha - TDP Telugu Mahila President from Vemulawada, Karimnagar Dist
* Miryala satya charan, Doolur , Karimnagar
* Kalvakuntla Vidhyasagar Rao - TDP from Metpally, Karimnagar Dist
* Thakkallapally Ravinder Rao - Mahabubabad, Warangal Dist
* Venepally Panduranga Rao from Nalgonda ( Alagadapa )
* Kalvakuntla Ramu from Medak
* Sunil Rao from Karimnagar ( Karimnagar Market Committee Chairman )
* GV Anshuman Rao from Laksettipet ( Adilabad )
* AK Gangadhar Rao from Medak
* Sugunaker Rao ( Karimnagar ) - President AP BJP Kisan Morcha
* Kokkirala Vishwa Prasad Rao - General Secretary DCCB, Adilabad

Medical Professionals

India

* Dr Dayasagar Rao, Mahabubnagar dist, Leading Cardiologist in Hyderabad
* Dr G. SuryaPrakash, MD (AIIMS),Cardiologist, Care Hospitals, Hyderabad
* Dr Ankala Venkateswara Subbarao, Cardiologist, SV Heart Care Centre, Rajamundry AP
* Dr Sheshagiri Rao.Chief Dept Of Cardiology. NIMS Hyderabad.
* Dr Pinninti Kamala Manohar Rao, MD, Leading Physician in Hanumakonda, Warangal Dist
* Dr Gorle Satyanarayana (Sri Rama Hospitals), Leading Children Specilist in Gajuwaka, Visakhapatnam Dt
* Dr Gedela Thirupathi Naidu Leading physician in Vizianagaram and TDP's candidate for MLC for uttarandhra graduates constituenancy for ensuing legistative council elections
* Dr Petla Ramachandra Leading physician in Narsipatnam and cong nominee in 2004 assembly elections for narsipatnam constituenancy
* Dr Rajana Appala Naidu, Leading physician in Chodavaram, Visakhapatnam Dt
* Dr Dali Naidu, Leading physician in Visakhapatnam
* Dr Nagireddi Ramana, Leading Children specilist in Sabbavaram, Visakhapatnam Dt

USA / UK / Canada / Australia

* Dr Ailineni Jagan Mohan Rao, Current President of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), consisting of nearly 40,000 physicians from India practicing in US 2006.
* Dr Muralikrishna, Renowned Psychiatrist, Oklahoma, USA
* Dr Palep Narsing Rao, Gastoenterologist, Florida, USA
* Dr Rangineni Rajgopal Rao, Oncologist, Missouri, USA
* Dr Gopal Rao, Cardiologist, Georgia, USA
* Dr Bongu Sudershan Rao, Anesthigiolist, Georgia, USA
* Dr Guniganti Uma Rao, Cardiologist, Oklahoma, USA
* Dr Gandra Vidhyadhar rao, Cardiologist, Indiana, USA
* Dr Perala Sudhaker Rao. USA
* Dr Dwarapureddy Krishna Mohan Rao. Rochester General Hospital, USA
* Dr Gorle Vijaya Internal Medicine USA
* Dr Vinod Rao Miryala, Cardiologist, Florida, USA
* Dr Narsing Rao Damera, Cardiologist, Florida, USA
* Dr Sridhar Rao Vennamaneni, Internal Medicine, Florida, USA
* Dr Dilip Rao Bearelly, Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, USA

Engineering Professionals

India

* B Kishan Rao, Former Principal, REC (Regional Engineering College,(now NIT) Warangal)
* Ankala Saibaba, Dy Chief Engineer, SW Railway, Hubli

Abroad

* Sricharan Maruneni, Hybrid Electric Vehicle Systems Integration. Michigan, USA
* Murali Otthi, Systems Architect, Pittsburgh, USA
* Bearelly Jagan Rao Sr.Software Engineer ,Sanjose,California,USA.
* Polsani Vamsi Krishna, Software Consultant
* Sattu Prakash Rao, Software Engineer, Seattle, Washington
* Enaganti Manoj Kumar, Project Engineer, Nokia-Siemens Networks, Dusseldorf, Germany
* Vardhineni Srinivas Rao , Software Engineer, Dallas, USA
* Donakanti Prashanth Rao , software Engineer , Richmond, Varginia, USA.
* Miryala Kranthi Kiran ,software Engineer,Newyork.
* Palepu Vamshi Krishna , Software engineer, Chicago, USA
* Ponugoti Ashwin Kumar, Software Engineer, Newyork,USA.
* Kondal Rao Munagala, Satyam Computer Services Ltd, Melbourne, Australia

Legal Professionals

* Former Justice Koka Subba Rao-Former chief justice of Supreme court, India
* Justice Vujjini Bhasker Rao- Former Justice AP high court
* Justice Gorle Ramajula Naidu - Former Justice AP High Court
* Justice Immaneni Pandurange Rao- Former Justice AP High Court
* Judge Sabbavarapu Suryanayana - Retd District Magistrate

Sports

* Rajini Venugopal, Vijayawada, former Woman Test Cricketer, Captain, Coach
* Sankineni Vishnuvardhan Rao, Warangal, Cricket, Representing Hyderabad Team in Ranji Trophy.

Young Leaders

* Polasani Muralidher Rao-All India general secretory Swadeshi jagaran Munch
* Polasani Pithamber Rao- Former president student Union JNU.
* Duggirala Pradeep Kumar- President BJYM AP unit.
* Mynampally Hanmantha Rao-Former All India general secretory youth congress.
* Babi Nayana (Bobbili Raja). Muncipal Cairman, Bobbili.
* Madhavaram Sudhershana Rao- TRS President Hyderabad Unit (Kukatpally)
* T.Harish Rao-MLA siddipet
* Gandra Venkateshwer Rao- Former president TDP Karimnagar
* Gandra satyanarayan Rao, from Ganpur warangal.
* Nemurugommula Praveen Rao- Warangal
* Gorle Mahesh - President Greater Washington Telugu Cultural Society (GWTCS), USA
* Kalvakuntla Vidhyasagar Rao- TDP from Metpally, karimnagar Dist
* Miryala Sathya Charan, well know leader in korutla, Mandal: Kathalapur, Duloor , Karimnagar Dist.
* Thakkallapally Ravinder Rao- Mahaboobabad, Warangal Dist
* Venepally Panduranga Rao from Nalgonda (Alagadapa)
* Manikonda Raghunandhan Rao from Medak
* Kalvakuntla Ramu from Medak
* Sunil Rao from Karimnagar (Karimnagar Market committee chairman)
* GV.Anshuman Rao from Laksettipet (Adilabad)
* AK.Gangadhar Rao from Medak
* Sugunaker Rao (Karimnagar)- President AP BJP kisan Morcha

Academic

* Prof. Ch.Hanumantha Rao - Central University,Former member of planning commission of India (Padmavibhushan)
* Prof. Nayani Krishna Kumari-Former Vice-Chancellor, Telugu University
* Prof T. Navneeth Rao - Former Vice-Chancellor, Osmania University
* Dr. Velichala Kondal Rao-Former Director, Telugu Academy
* Prof. Biyyala Janardhana Rao (Telangana prominent person, Kakathiya University)
* Prof. Chiranjeeva Rao- Andhra University
* Prof. Pinninti Ramachender Rao- Former Dean OU Science College, OU
* Prof. Pramada Devi- Former Principal Koti Womens College, OU
* Prof. M.Bhagavantha Rao- Former Registrar, OU
* Prof. Venepally Prabhaker Rao- Former Registrar, NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad
* Prof. PV.Chalapathi Rao- Chairman for several national medical associations
* Prof. Ratnamala Rao, OU Former Member APPSC
* Prof. Rajeshwer Rao, OU Former Head Dept of Zoology
* Prof. Kalvakuntla Jeevan Rao,NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad
* Prof. Chennamaneni Ramesh - Germany
* Prof. Bhoopathi Rao- Osmania University
* Dr. Sudhaker Rao-Director Vathavarana kendra and member of scientific team for Antarctica
* Prof. Manoher Rao-OU,Former president All India Akila Bharathiya Vidhya Parishad (ABVP)
* Prof. Laxmi Venkat Rao Kalakuntla, Chemistry, Koti Womens College, OU
* Prof.Mechineni Ananda Rao- Dept of Chemistry, OU.
* Prof.Bhujanga Rao- Dept of Maths and Director for Distance education,OU
* Prof. Narsingha Rao-Former Principal Koti Medical College, OU

Civil Services

* S.Narsinga Rao IAS- Chairman and Managing Director Singareni Corporation.
* Maddadi Ravi Chandra IAS - Collector, Nellore district
* Biyyala Paparao IAS
* Reddi Subramanyam IAS, presently secretary in New Delhi
* Errabelli Prabhakar Rao, former IPS, Kalleda Village, Warangal Dist
* Kakulamarri Vijaya Rama Rao, IPS, Eturnagaram village, Warangal Dist, former CBI Director, .
* Ponnamaneni Kishan Rao, IPS
* Rammohana Rao-Chief excutive officer, Hyderabad Region APSRTC
* Ponugoti Ravinder-District Panchayat officer

Others

* Bolleni Gopalkrishna Mukundrao (Patil) - Well known politician of Pandharkawda region, Maharashtra
* Ch. Venkateshwar Rao - Raja of Itkyal
* Errabelli Sunil - Thinker and Philanthropist
* Gona Govind Rao Congress Leader Nalgonda
* Jalagam Prakash Rao
* Muppalla Laxmana Rao (Ganapati) PWG-Maoist All india General Secretary
* Boinapally Venkat Rama Rao-Karimnagar (Well known as Karimnagar Gandhi)
* Kondala Rao from Devarakonda, Nalgonda dist(Well known as Devarakonda Gandhi)
* Rangineni Mohan Rao- Rangineni Trust,Karimnagar
* Mechineni Sampath Rao-President Warangal Rice Millers Association

Places / Projects named after leaders

* Vengalarao Nagar - Major residential colony in Hyderabad City
* J. Chokka Rao (Godavari) Lift Irrigation Scheme - Major irrigation project in Warangal Dt
* Boddu (Varada) Narayana Murthy Irrigation Project - Irrigration reservior at Raiwada, Visakhapatnam Dt
* Vechalapu Palavelli Irrigration Project - Irrigration reservior at Konam, Visakhapatnam Dt
* Chennai Capital City of Tamilnadu(Madras)named after chenna keshava Rao Damera

Educational Institutions

* Dharmana Ramalingam Degree College, Narasannapeta, Srikakulam District.
* Muddada Lakshmi Raghupathi Naidu Degree College, Narasannapeta, Srikakulam District.
* Sri Kolla Appala Naidu College of Education, Gajapathinagaram, Vizianagaram District.
* Yerra Krishna Murthy College of Education, Maripivalasa, Vizianagaram District.
* Siriki College of Education for Women, Srungavarapu Kota, Vizianagaram District.
* Justice Gorle Ramanjulu Naidu Degree College, Gajapathinagaram, Vizianagaram District.
* Siriki Women Degree College, Srungavarapu Kota, Vizianagaram District.
* Chalemada Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar.
* Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar.
* Bhaskar Medical College (JBIT Group of Educational Institutes), Hyderabad.
* Vivekananada Residential School, Karimnagar.
* Sister Nivedita School, Karimnagar.
* Sister Nivedita School, Hyderabad.
* Vivekananda School of PG Studies, Hyderabad.
* Sister Nivedita College of Professional Studies, Hyderabad.
* Paramita High School, Karimnagar.
* Paramita Junior College, Karimnagar.
* Sri Indu college of engineering (Loyola group of educational institutions), Hyderabad
* Sri Nidhi educational institutes, Hyderabad.
* Princeton educational institutes, Ramanthapur.
* Sree Vaninikethan educational society, Karimnagar.
* Oxford Grammar School, Himayathnagar, Hyderabad.
* Kakatiya High School, Hanumakonda, Warangal dist.

Hostels

* Jalagam Vengal Rao (JVR) Velama Hostels, Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad
* Jupally Women Velama Hostels, Vidyanagar, Hyderabad
* Padmanayaka Velama Hostel for Women, Karimnagar. AP

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(Velugoti, Rao, Surabhi, Alavalapaati, Yerraguntla, Nallaguntla, Chikkala, Cherlopalli, Muddampaati, Perugupalli, Gorankula, Kootooruguntla, Daasunolla, Doreti, Poluru, Settipalli, Acchineni, Koccharlakota, Kamkanampalli, Meerella, Kathari, Nadimivalli, Ganna, Doyaneni, Gollapalli, Doddampati, Boyapalli, Dannamneni, Kondati, Madaaneni, Muddaneni, Suraneni, Taatiguntla,Yerrampalli, Bommineni, Bobbili, Karangula, Medavarapu, Chintapalli, Vala, Rangineni,Alleni,Kondadi,Singayapalli Add here)

* Vipparla Gothram: Add more Intiperlu if applicable to you

(Meka, Kamadana, Kalakonda, Kasthala, Kurumella, Gangavalli, Gaade, Jalagam, Jadapalli, Gupalli, Vadapalli, Polkampalli, Kamkanaalapalli, Yerrapalli, Bullampalli, Devulapalli, Charugulla, Revuri, Vepuri, Repuri, Vootukoori, Vuppagantay, Jogineni, Donthineni, Nimmaneni, Polineni, Veeramaneni, Pamujula, Payani, Poosali, Porli, Polasani, Mallela, Mokkarala, Porthi, Toomula, Thandra, Add here)

* Puvvala Gothram: Add more Intiperlu if applicable to you

(Thakkallapally, Add here)

* Panchala

(Chintapatla)

* Ippalla

()

* Pembala, Pempala

()

* Velcherlla

()

* Pranayacherlla

()

* Pushala

()

* Allucherla

()

* Pandurajula

()

* Madhupala

()

* Mattenella

()

* Matnulla

()

* Inugala

()

* Paricherla

()

* Cherukunoolla

()

* Aarutla

()

* Dasunulla

()

* Kancharla

()

* Nyadala

()

* Vinagala

()

* Punyapala

()

* Aaravelli, Arelli

(challagonda, Jalagam, Dugyala)

* Gorukanti, Korukanti

()

* Chamanchika

()

* eerayala

()

* vadineela

()

* Pandavula

(Julapalli)

* Mudinolla, Mudunolla

()

* Pasuneela

()

* Vidyala

()

* Sannagiri,swarnagiri

(Naineni,Patlori,Balguri)

* pallari

()

* Viriyaala, Miriyaala

(Ramagiri, Add here)

* sirisilla

(veeramaneni, Add here)

* Kommunuru

(Bolneni, Add here)

* Repala

()

* Thiruchunelli Gothram: Add more Intiperlu if applicable to you

(Chintala, Add here)

* Muddunoorla

()

Koppula Velama / Koppala velama gothralu

* Add your's to the list:
* Pydipala
* Nagula
* Tabela
* Gilleda
* Kurma
* Pagadala

Adi velama gothralu

* Add your's to the list:
* Palindra
* Damerla
* Nagarushi

Polinaati velama gothralu

* Add your's to the list:
* Nageshwara
* kasyapa

Velama Surnames (Intiperlu)

Padmanayaka velama/Padma velama/Padma Velama Naidu/Vellama Naidu/Velama Dora/Racha velama Intiperlu

(Telangana based)

* Add your's to the list at the end along with the districts they are usually found:
* Joginapally (Adilabad)
* Nadipalli (Parakala Area, Waranga Dist)
* Errabelli, Errabally (Warangal)
* Boinapally(Warangal, karimnagar)
* Kasuganti (Karimnagar dist)
* Enuganti, Inuganti (Warangal)
* Kalakuntla (Adilabad,karimnagar)
* Polsani (Karimnagar, Warangal)
* Thakkallapally, Thakkallapelly, Takkalapelli (Warangal dist, Karimnagar, Nalgonda)
* Sankineni (Karimnagar,Warangal, Nalgonda)
* Puskur (Warangal)
* Ponugoti (Warangal,Nalgonda,Karimnagar,Mahabubnagar)
* Dugyala (Warangal, Karimnagar)
* Daggu (Warangal )
* Nallani(Nalgonda)
* Bolneni(Karimnagar, Warangal)
* Rokanla(Adilabad,Pandharkawada(Maharastra State))
* Rangineni(Karimnagar,Nalgonda,Mahabubnagar)
* Bolleni(Adilabad,Pandharkawada(Maharashtra State))
* Regulapati
* Potlapally (Warangal)
* Devulapally
* Janagama
* Perala (Warangal)
* Annamaneni, Ennamaneni (Warangal Dist)
* Pinninti (Warangal)
* Kanaparthy(Warangal)
* Gandra (Warangal, Karimnagar)
* Gundapuneni (Nalgonda)
* Gorukanti (Nalgonda, warangal)
* Rowthu (Nalgonda)
* Venepally, Venapalli (Nalgonda)
* Gona, Gone (Adilabad)
* Jupally(Mahboobnagar)
* Juvvadi (Karimnagar)
* Ailneni (Nizamabad, Karimnagar)
* Chennamaneni (Karimnagar)
* Chalimada (Karimnagar)
* Meneni (Karimnagar)
* Kalvakuntla
* Komalla (Warangal)
* Kotha(Mahabubnagar)
* Billakanti(Mahabubnagar)
* Julapalli/Julepally (Warangal)
* Karimilla (Warangal)
* Ramadugu (Warangal, Khammam)
* Surneni (Warangal)
* Nemurugommula (Warangal)
* Pulluri (Warangal, Karimnagar)
* Kallepu
* Muppala (Warangal)
* Gujja (Warangal)
* Arshanapelli (Warangal)
* Chintapatla (Warangal)
* Surabhi (Warangal)
* Vardineni (Warangal)
* Gudipudi (Warangal, Khammam)
* Jukanti (Karimnagar)
* Mechineni (Warangal)
* Venaamaneni
* Thanneru
* Kakkera
* Jogineni
* Palvai
* Pydipally
* Sirasanagandla
* Gannamaneni
* Gourineni
* Lopally
* Parvathneni
* Saineni
* Dhonthineni
* Veeraneni
* Vujjini
* Velichala
* Konduri
* Nyalakonda
* Nagineni
* Vaddepally (Ragareddy)
* Byrineni
* Marthneni
* Miryala
* Dammannagari
* Kantegari
* Gottumukula
* Neelagiri(Nizamabad)
* Arepalli
* Papayyagari
* Balguri(Nizamabad)
* Patlori(Medak)
* Alleni(Karimnagar)
* Madhavaram(Kukatpally)
* Molugu
* Venkannagari
* Papannagari(Medak)
* Vaddepalli,Vaddepally(Kukatpally)
* Bongu(Alwal)
* Kadari(Alwal)
* Sireneni,Sirineni(Medak)
* Sankaraneni(Medak)
* Ramappagari(Kukatpally)
* Gutthikonda(Alwal)
* Enugu(Karimnagar)
* Manikonda(Medak)
* Kacharam(Medak)
* Kondadi(Medak)
* Makkapati(Kukatpally)
* Dhareneni(Kukatpally)
* Naineni(Medak)
* Palthineni(Medak)
* karangula(Medak)
* Durshanapalli(warangal,karimnagar)
* Marru (Nalgonda)
* veeramaneni(warangal)
* Dhannapuneni
* Ramagiri (Karimnagar)
* Challagonda(Mahabubnagar)
* Abbineni(Kukatpally)
* Patimeedi,Patimidi(Kukatpally)
* Chintala(Khammam,Nalgonda,warangal)

(Coastal-AP based / migrated)

* Add your's to the list:
* Jalagam
* Kotagiri
* Rao
* Kasthala
* Tandra
* Katikaneni
* Kandhimalla
* Chelikani
* Dhamera
* Meka
* Mamillapalli(Ongole,Vijayawada,Khammam)
* Vemula(Ongole,Vijayawada,Khammam)
* Vaddi(Ongole,Vijayawada,Khammam, Mahabubnagar)
* Immaneni(Ongole,Vijayawada,Khammam)
* Medavaram

(Rayalaseema based / migrated)

* Add your's to the list:
* Velampalli (Venkatagiri-Nellore dist)

(Tamilnadu/Chennai/North Arkat Dist/Madurai/Tanjavore migrated / based)

* Add your's to the list:
* Singineni (Madurai Dist)

Koppula Velama / Koppala velama Intiperlu

* Add your's to the list:
* Reddi
* Egireddi
* Ketireddi
* Pottipireddi
* Bhureddi
* Adireddi
* Borapureddi
* Dwarapureddi
* Varadapureddi
* Samireddi
* Sureddi
* Jureddi
* Vasireddi
* Kasireddi
* Ankareddi
* Nagireddi
* Bhumireddi
* Madireddi
* Tammireddi
* Singireddi
* Marrapu
* Vechalapu
* Yasarapu
* Yandrapu
* Sabbavarapu
* Chokkapu
* Gunuru
* Murru
* Nukarapu
* Gorrupotu
* Bandaru
* Boddu
* Chintakalaya
* Allu
* Lagudu
* Petla
* Ruthala
* Gorle
* Gorrupati
* Peddinti
* Maricherla
* Yerra
* Kolla
* Kurucha
* Ghanta
* Sabbam
* Lekkala
* Rajana
* Kurucha
* Kottala
* Kotnana
* Kota
* Jagana
* Miriyalu
* Thanna
* Maradani
* dasari
* Gullipalli
* Edipilli
* Varri
* Bhommi
* Badi
* Datti
* Pudi
* Budi
* Beella
* Dokula
* Siriki
* Cheekati
* Chandana
* Sambhangi
* Narsupalli
* Busari
* Vakada
* Gadi
* Koduri
* Kolli
* Datti
* Kilaparti
* Udamala
* Chappa
* Mudaddla
* Gottapu
* Penta
* Chandana
* Kurasa
* Doddi
* Busari
* Avugaddi
* Chipurupalli
* Chintala
* Akkena
* Idubilli
* Barla
* Boddu
* Terli

Adi velama Intiperlu

* Add your's to the list:
* Koka
* Pillarisetty
* Ankala
* Immaneni
* Inala
* Nayani

Polinaati velama Intiperlu

* Add your's to the list:
* Kinjarapu
* Dharmana
* Simma
* Baggu
* Gunda
* Velamala
* Muddada
* Thangi

PadmaVelama Villages and Towns (Ancestral where they lived or Present where they live)

Add Your's to the list:

(Telangana Districts)

Karimnagar District

(Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name)

* Lingannapet, Gambiraopet
* Namapur, Mustabad
* Narmala, Gambiraopet
* Anupuram, Vemulavada
* Sankeepalli, Vemulavada
* Chintalathana, Vemulavada
* Metpalli, Metpalli Mandal
* Jagityal,Jagityal Mandal
* Beerpoor,Sarangapoor Mandal
* Suraram, Elukaturthy mandal, Huzurabad Tq
* Gopalapuram, Huzurabad Tq
* GattuNarsingapuram, Huzurabad Tq
* Kolanoor,Konaraopet Mandal

Nizamabad District

(Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name)

* Velupugonda, Mandal:MachaReddy
* Sarvapoor, Banswada
* Nikalpoor,Mandal:Nandipet,Dist:Nizamabad
* Nyalakal, Mondal/Dist: Nizamabad
* Nandipet, Mondal:Nandipet Dist:Nizamabad
* jaggarao farm,mandal&dist;Nizamabad

Warangal District

(Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name)

* Kalleda, Parvathagiri Mandal
* Parvathagiri, Parvathagiri Mandal
* Nekkonda, Nekkonda Mandal
* Konkapaka, Wardhannapet Taluq
* Chennaram, Wardhannapet Taluq
* Lebarthy, Wardhannapet Taluq
* Upparapally, Wardhannapet Taluq
* Nallabelli(Vidyanagar), Wardhannapet Taluq
* Uppugallu, Station Ghanpur Mandal
* Palakurthy, Palakurthy Mandal
* Enugallu, Wardhannapet Mandal
* Inavolu, Wardhannapet tq
* Panthini, Wardhannapet tq
* Kondur, Wardhannapet tq
* Velikatta, Wardhannapet tq
* Lasumakkapelli, Jangaon tq
* Rampur, Dharmasagar Mandal
* Thorrur, Thorrur Mandal
* Veeraram, Maripeda Mandal, Mahabubabad Taluq
* Visampally, Mahabubabad Taluq
* Dubyal,Mogulapally mandal and Parkal Taluka
* Rangapur, Mogullapally Mandal, Parkal Taluq
* Kanaparthy, Parkal Taluq
* Venkatapur, Parkal Taluq
* Naagaram, Parkal Mandal
* Metharasipelly, Narasampet tq
* Mogdumpuram, Narasampet tq
* Ashoknagar, Narasampet tq
* Medapally, Narasampet tq
* Eturnagaram, Eturnagaran Mandal

Nalgonda District

(Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name)

* Tungaturthy, Thungathurthy Mandal
* Gummadavelli, Thungathurthy Mandal
* Reddigudem, Thungathurthy Mandal
* Suryapet, Suryapet Taluq
* Allagadapa
* Kodad
* Jinnaychintha,Gurampode Mandal

Adilabad District

(Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name)

* Chandaram (Jaggaiahpet), Luxettipet
* Narisingapuram, Jaipoor
* Shettipally, Jaipoor
* Rampoor, Jannaram
* Buttapoor, Kadem

Medak District

(Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name)

* Kanchanpally, Narsapur/ kowdipally
* Mangalparthy, Narsapur
* Saridhena, Medak
* Pregnapur, Gajwel
* Thornal, Siddipet
* Thotapelly, Siddipet Taluq

Mahabubnagar District

(Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name)

* Beckem,Kudikilla,Kolhapur
* Gollapalli,Wanaparthy
* Nagarkurnool

Khammam District

(Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name)

* Nelapatla,Kusumanchi mandal
* Sattupalli

Rangareddy District

(Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name)

* Kukatpelly
* Alwal

(South - Coastal Districts)

Krishna District

(Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name)

* Nuzvidu

Prakasam District

(Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name)

* Velamaripalem,Addanti Taluq
* Prasangulapadu,korisapadu Mandal

Guntur District

(Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name)

West Godavari District

(Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name)

* Chelikani Vari Pothepalli, Dwarakatirumala Mandal
* East Yedavalli Kamavarpukota Mandal
* Venakatapuram Kamavarpukota Mandal
* Dwarakatirumala
* Kommara
* Malsanikunta
* Kodigudem
* Borrampalem t Narsapuram Mandal
* Seethampeta. t Narsapuram Mandal
* Chintalpudi
* Seethanagaram
* Yerraguntapalli
* Dramagigudem Lingapalem mandal
* Lingapalem
* Kothapalli
* Mulgalampadu
* Bhogolu
* Eluru
* Tadepalligudem

East Godavari District

(Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name)

* Pitapuram
* Chitrada
* kakinada

(North - Coastal Districts)

Vizianagaram District

(Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name)

* Bobbili

Vishakapatnam District

(Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name)

Srikakulam District

(Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name)

(Rayalaaseema Districts)

Chittoor District

(Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name)

Nellore District

(Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name)

* Udayagiri, Andhra Pradhesh
* Venkatagiri

(Tamilnadu Districts)

Kancheepuram District

(Name of Village, Taluq name)

* Singadiwakkam village, Kancheepuram Dist Tamilnadu,

Tiruvallur District

(Name of Village, Taluq name)

* Gudpakkam village, Thiruvallur Dist, Tamilnadu

North Arkot District

(Name of Village, Taluq name)

South Arkot District

(Name of Village, Taluq name)

Madurai District

(Name of Village, Taluq name)

Tanjavore District

(Name of Village, Taluq name)




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Posted by Challagonda Ravinder Rao at 6:33 PM

25 comments:

challagonda mohan said...

This is simply good.Need to modifiy the some repeated entries.
Added bold letters for headers.

September 27, 2007 11:30 AM  
Dayakar said...
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September 30, 2007 10:53 AM  
goutham said...

This is really Good, need to modify repeated entries, Add Bold letters to Headers, Sort by Alphabatical order.

October 1, 2007 1:49 AM  
Visu said...

The details are very good.
How can i add my Last Name (Intiperu and gothram).
Intiperu: Manthani
Gothram: Recharla

December 2, 2007 12:37 PM  
Anitha said...

The information provided is good.i want to add some Surnames and Gothram.
Surname : Lingala
Gothram : Arutla.

Surname : Gannamaneni
Gothram : Dippatula

December 9, 2007 9:49 AM  
Snehal said...

hey, i wonder about the information u have collected......wow! that all good about the information

My request is to add some surnames of some velma people such as

1.Lokineni
2.Boinpally

December 10, 2007 9:40 AM  
ramana said...

hay iam so exited by knowing our community excillence in the history and at presrnt .This is simply good

December 13, 2007 7:05 AM  
vivekananda said...

i want to add a surname

chikyala

December 14, 2007 2:31 PM  
Somu said...

This is really good.

December 19, 2007 3:18 AM  
chelikani said...

You did nothing great but collect everything available and cut paste. The problem is we loose the plot. Especially linking us to other sects with the velama word in their caste name.

The origin of VELAMA is not known but the closest approximate is VELI =outside MALA= mountain. Meaning one of the castes which came from outside the Vindhya Mountains.

Padma is an ancient name for PATNA in sanskrit. Mmm...interesting.

Padma = patna, nayakas - rulers/ chieftains.

If you observe anthropologically padmanayaka velamaas of royal roots especially the Andhra Rajas and Jamindars have very finely defined features along with a war like build.

Koppu velamas are shepherds with Koppus or knotted hair who migrated from up above.

Adivelamas are also known as GUNA CHAKALIS ; they migrated from western India esp Bengal and their KULA VRUTTI was Kalamkari and other weaving crafts.

A lot of surviving traditions of padmanayaka velamas also suggest war like profession along with the history suggesting the same.

Do you know that Padmanayaka velama females are the only ones like the Rajput females who wear extensive GOLD on their feet? (called APARANJI)
Ask any oter caste females from Andhra to wear gold on their feet..they refuse.

We are so disticnt from others ....And also many of the people mentioned on your blog are not from our caste .....

Busura Pardha Chelikani

December 19, 2007 5:54 AM  
mithun said...
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January 5, 2008 12:05 AM  
mithun said...

You also forgot the name of DR. K. Murali Krishna Rao who worked in the Indian Army he was also a paratrooper and leading Urologist in India. If possible add his name

January 5, 2008 12:06 AM  
BalaramNaidu said...

simply suparb..
nice nlob..keep it up..

Naidu

January 5, 2008 5:53 PM  
Speak Logic said...

you forgot... Late N V Krishnaiah, Ex MLA and communist leader.... siricilla...

January 15, 2008 4:12 AM  
mahesh said...

This is simply supurb.It will be benificial if we try to add things more,with respect to time.
All subdivisions of velamas should have unity.That will be very much beneficial in near future.
I hope we will get uniformity in near future.

January 18, 2008 3:53 AM  
Kranthi said...

This is really Good, need to modify some things. i want to add some Surnames

rayapureddy
ittamsetty
challapareddy

those belongs to Koppula Velamas

January 22, 2008 3:12 AM  
gavireddi said...

some surnames of koppula velama

gavireddy
bheemireddy
makireddy
bayyapureddy
jeereddy
ankamreddy
laalam
rajana
tamarana
koruprolu
dhanimireddy
annamreddy
ketireddy
polireddy
beemavarapu
vemala
lagudu

February 6, 2008 11:02 PM  
r said...

ruthala

February 7, 2008 2:18 PM  
Uma Maheswara Rao said...

Hi this is Mahesh and i'am belongs to Koppula velama family.The information is good,well done ravinder.
I'am adding some more surnames of koppula velama

Jamithireddi,lachireddi,Koyyana,
Kommireddi,Chalapareddi,these surnames belongs to koppula velama family.

February 8, 2008 12:13 AM  
hellosami143 said...
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February 8, 2008 10:09 PM  
hellosami143 said...

Hi this is syam prasad Dannapaneni.i am from seethanagaram,west godavari..right now i am doing my masters in western michigan univeristy kalamazoo,michigan ,usa.the data is good..u tried a lot to get the all required information about velmas.i need to thank you a lot.And i haven't found my last name:DANNAPANENI(but i came across dannamneni..i think there is a spell mistake...).i am expecting my last name in your data base....and my gothram is racherla....

thanks

syam prasad Dannapaneni

February 8, 2008 10:12 PM  
sudarshanrao said...

VERY GOOD COLLECTION ! BUT YOU FORGOT IMPORTANT PERSON i.e. VADDEPALLYNARSINGARAO,WHO HAVE DONE MANY SERVICES FOR DEVELOPING OUR ASSOCIATION PROGRAM'S SUCH AS EXTRA FLOOR IN VELEMA HOSTEL ,HIMAYATHNAGAR, GIRLS HOSTEL, SPECIALINTRESTED IN OLDAGEHOME AT BOWRAMPET HYD-SRISAILAMCHOULTRY AND HE WAS A.P.M.D.C CHAIRMEN IN RAJSEKHARREDDY GOVT

February 14, 2008 5:46 AM  
srinu said...

IT really great site


Srinivas Naineni

February 14, 2008 9:41 PM  
RAJU BOBBILI said...

hi,this is very good,good job,
i think you miss a great person by name Late Sri kankanalapalli kurma rao.who is a great human being and did a wonderful job like vice principal to JNTU kAKINADA.

February 15, 2008 6:52 AM  
venky said...

Include the name of new V.C for O.U Prof.T.Tirupathi Rao

February 15, 2008 9:32 PM  

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am from Atmakuru, Nellore District. The velamas live mainly in two streets: West Karanala Street and East Karanala Street. One or more velama have been Karanams of Atmakuru for years, and now they are called VAOs.

Anonymous said...

There are a lot of velamas in Tirupati, Nellore, Cuddapah, Ongole etc. Late Sri Ramaiah Naidu Karanam and his 9 sons and one daughter and Late Sri Chenchu Subrahmanyam Naidu and his three sons and four daughters were well known for their great esteem and well mannered families.

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CDeepak said...

Please include Dr.Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao,renowned Scientist and statistician also.
He is padmavelama.

vijayaraghavan said...

I need one clarification from some one who can actually i bleong to Pakanati Reddy due to muslim attackes it was said our ancesters migrated to tamil nadu some 250 years back we just know the gothra which is (MUDDUMULLU or Mudumullu) but we dont know our family name h i was searching on the net using my gothra but I cant find it from the reddy list. Accidently i came across Velama site in which I found not only mine but all of my group people who live around chennai that Mudumullu gothra comes under Ponnamaneni family name of velamas like Pippal gothra which comes under peechara all falling under karim nagar so can any one clarify that there can be Reddys from Velama community itself?

Regards/Srinivasan

email id is

sanreddyventures@gmail.com

chimmi said...

narsinga rao(hyd)--- i have a dought that does munnukapu belongs to velama caste because they also have atitle raos ..-

Anonymous said...

Please add Surname "BORA" in Polinati Velama

Anonymous said...

hi..
Great to see some important info about velemas.i want all velama groups to be united which is very usefull in future.

malaysiatelugu said...

Dear velamas,
Pls send updates and latest news about velamas and latest telugu news to my email id (telugunews@yahoo.com or malaysiatelugu@gmail.com).
We are also velamas in malaysia(koppala velama-telugu).

Best Regards

malaysiatelugu said...

Dear velamas,

My surname is GORUPATI (koppala velama).

malaysiatelugu said...

Dear Velamas,

Please spell check on KOPPALA VELAMA AND SURNAME-GORUPATI. We are in malaysia. Here we cant clarify. All these can clarify in andhra pradesh only.

telugunews@yahoo.com
malaysiatelugu@gmail.com

krishna said...

Dear Friends
I belong to Koppula Velama with Vantaku as Surname.Please include this in the list.

Thanking you
VANTAKU VENKATA KRISHNA SWAMY NAIDU

ganiwada said...

i m shiva kumar ganivada......belonging to vishakha/vizianagaram dist.....velaMA COMMUNITY AGRICULTURAL GRADUATE

Anonymous said...

If your last name is Koppula do you belong to the Velama or is that different?

srao said...

Pls add My village Name in PadmaVelama Villages and Towns

(Telangana-Karimnagar District

(Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name)-DevamPally ,Manakondoor Mandal.

muralikrishna said...

this is verty good effort. some more villages to be added to koppalavelama village in Vizianagaram District
Pamulavalasa, kagam, nemalam, Sundrada, Uddavolu, singireddivalasa, therlam, locharla, amiti, arasada, rejeru, alajangi, ajjada, karada, koratam, kollivalasa, singireddyvalasa, chikatepeta, modugavalasa.

Sur names to be added to koppalavelam

Amarapu, Bade, Datti, Pediredla, Jagana, Yandrapu, Gulla, Gulipalli

muralikrishna said...

Late. vasireddi Krishnamurty naidu, Former minister of AP,
Vasireddi Ramarao, MLC (Ex.MLA) to be added to velama politicians

Anonymous said...

You did not add the name of Prof. Murru Mutyalu Naidu, Professor, SK University, Ananthapur and currently Executive Director, SAPNET, Government of Andhra Pradesh

Anonymous said...

Dear Friends
I belong to Koppula Velama with AMBATI as Surname.Please include this in the list.

Thanking you
GANGADHAR AMBATI.

Anonymous said...

Dear Friends
I belong to Koppula Velama with AMBATI as Surname.Please include this in the list.so Many AMBATI surname Familys In A.p., PLs Include The Surname.

Thanking you
GANGADHAR AMBATI.

Anonymous said...

Hai I belongs to Koppula Velama caste, My Intital is
"Nakka"
Please add this in Koppula Velama
Sub caste

murali said...

I am from Devarakonda division,Nalgonda District (Telangana).Belongs to Padma velama.
Please include my village name, surname and gothram to a list.

Village:- Ghanipally
Mandal:-- pedda adisharla pally(P.A.Pally)
Taluq:--Devarakonda.
Gothram :-- Aaravalli
Surname :-- Retineni

silverline_on_cloudnine said...

im from Polinati velama. Just like how adi, koppala, padmanayaka velama what is our vruthi? farming is my guess. If so where did we come from?

silverline_on_cloudnine said...

I believe Polinati velamas are from farming. But i do not know where they came from. Can some one help. BTW please add gaadela and cheedi surnames also.

surya said...

Hai I belongs to Koppula Velama caste, My Intital is
"Betha"
City is Viajaywada
Please add this in Koppula Velama
Sub caste

sai said...

Dear Friends please add vasuvarla gothram in Adi Velama

Anonymous said...

hai we belong to suryapet taluq
penpahad mandal singareddy palem
our surname is kodati please include this thank u so much and even routhu too

假日的 said...

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SATYA RAO POTHULA said...

Sir,

First I thank u for giving the information about VELAMAS. I feel very after reading this blog. My SURNAME is POTHULA, PAMIDIPALA GOTHRA, KOPPALA VELAMAS.

I am Belong to MUSHIDIPALLI Village, DEVARAPALLI Mandal, VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT. Please add in the list.

thank you sir,

velpula said...

please add balluri,baluvuri,ballumuri

Anonymous said...

i am shocked by this statement in this article "Their heroic traditions such as 'Sati' prove that they are of Aryan descent "

shame on people to think Sati is heroic and whats up with all the caste bravery and people telling to add their surnames. its so pathetic to see people craving to add some sir names on a caste list rather than trying to create some meaning for own lives by doing some good to community .

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Anonymous said...

hai i am siva.ganta kv's.konni kamma varu intiperulu,koppala velama vari intiperulu same ga unnai,verification chesthy 32 to 42 intiperulu same ga match ayyayi.kamma varu basic ga vallu cheppadam memu gunture prakasam varu ani cheputaru.kani varu basic roots uttarandra ayyeundali.uttrandhra nunchi valasa velinavaru anduke some kammavaru intiperulu koppalavelama intiperulu samega unnaye.so basic roots kammas came from uttarandhra.acually all velamas like padama velama ,koppala velama,polinati velama, adi velama these are basic roots starting from uttarandra.so all velamas kammas equally same .

Anonymous said...

velamas orgin bihar nunchi valasa vacharu ani velama vijayanthi book lo vrasaru so velamas native is northindia people.ikkada teluguvaru velama vallu ani pilechavaru kabatti vallu velamas ani annaru.basic ga velamas are kings.on that time all velamas equally one root.so, originally velamas are FC(CASTE).After independent Two velamas are take BC categiry(kopppalavelama,polinati velama) so,independent before KOPPALA VELAMAS AND polinati velamas are OC CASTE no doubt about it.idi pakka nijam,all velamas people understand equaly.don't see diferentiation .we are velama kings came from BIHAR (BIHAR KA SHARE APPUDU IPPUDU EPPATIKI MANALANI BEAT CHEYYALURU EDI TRUE)

gurumurthy said...

HI GUYS N GALS,

ME GOLAYENTI ALL SOUTH INDIAN PEOPLE BLACK,WHEATISH IN COLOR SAID TO BE MIGRATED FROM SOUTH EGYPT LATER THEY HAD BEEN CALLED AS DRAVIDIANS VERY OLD CIVILIZATION AND EXPT BRAHAMINS WHITE COLOR IN SOUTH INDIA ONLY ARYANS SETTELED THERE.MALLI SREENADUDU POET SAID THAT "KAPPULLELA VELAMA ,KAMMA LAYARU" THAT MEANS KAMMA,VELAMA,KAPU ALL ARE NEAR BREEDS ACCORDING TO THAT ANDHARU VINDHYA PARAVATHUM AVATHALI VARU ATIYE VACHI KRISHNA GODAVARI DELTA LO SETTLE AYYINATE APUUDU "TELUGU VADU YAVARU" CHEPANDI. MEERU OKA MANISINI MARICHIPOYARU "YERRA GURUMURTHY" GREAT SOCIAL WORKER THELIYADA ADD CHEYANDI

Anonymous said...

hai,
velamas lo padmavelama,koppulavelama,adivelama,polinativelama ee four categiries unnayee, so veerulo padma,adi ee two categiries fc caste ga pilavabaduchunnai.megatha two categiries varu basic ga oc caste varu ayyeenapatiki ,economicall ga veeru poor ga unnaru,so after independence vachhinataruvata eee two categioies bc ga maryye kani varu originallaga oc varu.intha varuku all velamas before indepence forward caste ga pillvadam ayyenadi.so total ga velamavaru upper caste people .idi anni castelu varu telusuko valasina nijam.intha varuku andhariki clear.next
padmavaru,koppulavaru,adivaru,polinativaru veeru rajula kalmnatinundi gosha paddathi undedhi,so veeru velamalu ga unnaru on that time kammavaru,reddy varu veeru appudu lo velamajathivaru ayyundacchhu ,endukante veru (kamma, reddy)surnames anni velamavari surnames 40% match ayyaye pai rendu caste lulo so veru iruvuru velamajathi varu ayyuntaru that is on of reason.apputalo veru gosha paddatulunu konni kattu batulanu veeru vethirekincharu apputaninchi veeru velama jathiyulanchi vedi poyaru taruvata kamama varu tatikamma meda agreement chesaru (emani ante main gosha paddathi , kattubatlu kavachhu)evidamaga reddy varukuda velama jathinunchi vidipoyaru, veeru basic ga surname reddy title kaligina velama varu ekkuvamandhi velama jathi nunchi vidipoyyee reddy caste ga avirbavinchindi, so , okkappudu reddys kuda velamavaru.next
ippuduna actual velamas gosha paddathi ippatiki pantinche varu only padma because oldendays nunchi ippatiki veeru economicallga sound dani valana vari kattubatlu varu sampradayalu varu ippatiki maintain chestunnaru.
koppulavaru,polinati varu,adi varu rajula kalamnundi okkappudu sampradayalu maintain unna,ippudu after independence economically poor ga unnaru kabatti veeru chala sampraadayulunu,kattubatulanu pakkanbetti veru bathakadam kosam konni sampradayalu avoid chesaru kabatti veeriki padma variki sampradayallo kattu batlalo difeerence untundhi anthe.appatlo kammavaru,reddy varu evindhanam nachhaka varu different caste luga vidipoyaru,so all of people understanding all velamas,kammas,reddys veerandharu okee jathi biddalu,so, manandari jathi velama jathi rememberit.

Anonymous said...

Hi, readers we are padmanayak velamas with sir name MADHAVARAPU
in adilabad district Jankapur village and Hajipur village, our gothram is MIRYAKULA.Add this to community.

Anonymous said...

this is great. But i would like to suggest you to add some villages around chittoor. Like Modalapalli(Thavanampalli mandl) where padma velamas live(85%)here i mean they are in majority, villages like Vaddivanicheruvu,Mangalapalli(Bangarupalyam mandal)

raghu said...

konta mandi antunnaru....kopuula velama belongs to the backward comunity.....first the people know one thing...we all are belong to the velama family....and dont separate....i think 10 years back govt wants to transfer kopuula velama comunity to O.C.but our people reduced that.....first know we are belog o upper caste...let the velama's united

DRS ESWARARAO said...

collection is good, plz add Our surname "DEVADA" and gothram is paidipala.

DRS ESWARARAO said...

add " DEVADA" SURNAME OF K VELAMA IN VSP DISTRICT.

venki said...

So great

venki said...

so great

varun said...

hi.................frnds

this is suresh ittamsetty,
visakhapatnam sriharipuram.


plz......add me

bala_v33 said...

Hi
I am Balaji From Chennai, the details are very interesting. I Belong to Padma Vellama Community and i would like to add two famous personalities in our community.
1. M.R. Radha ( Actor)
2. Seetha ( Actress)

Medavarapu said...

sorry Guys. I'm Padmanayaka not Velamas. plz note it.......

kishan rao said...

history is excellent but here we have the responsibility to carry forward.

Anonymous said...

Hi,Add these surname under Koppala velama

Gollu,
Bandari,
Gurolu,
Gandi

Yerni Kumar said...

Hi,
Here it goes...
Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name

Alamanda,chodavaram/Alamanda
Marripalem,visakhapatnam/vizag

Yerni Kumar said...

Hi,
Here it goes..

Name of Village, Taluq / Mandal name
under koppala velama

Rampuram,rampuram/pendurthi

Marripalem,Visakhapatnam/Vizag

ajay said...

Absoulutly this is great site as for as velmas are concerned, the author has collected so much information, adding to it I would suggest some more names of Police Officers, who have rendered services to Andhra Pradesh People, such as Kondadi Muralidhar Rao, Narsinga Rao, Venkat Rao, and Reputed People Sri late Sri Hari Rao, Advocate, Adilabad, N.Ananda Rao District Judge, Ajithasimha Rao Judge, Kondadi Sudhakar Rao Advocate Karim Nagar, Kondadi Ajay Kumar Advocate, Adilabad.N.Rajeshwara Rao Advocate, B.Praveen Rao, B.Prabhakar Rao Retd CE Irigation Enginee. pls try to Add

Anonymous said...

its good collection but u forgotten erravelli's or errabelli's from rangapelli village sultanabad mandal karimnagar

Anonymous said...

its good collection but u forgotten erravelli's or errabelli's from rangapelli village sultanabad mandal karimnagar

Vasudeva Rao Ch said...

please add the following places in our list where our people are living : in guntur district:

1. velama vari palem
2. Peteru
3. Pallapatla
4. Allamudi
5. Surepalli
6. Rachuru

Anonymous said...

You would notice that many of the family names are common for other castes too, so are Gothrams in Andhra Pradesh!