Pemmasani Ramalinga Nayudu

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Pemmasani Ramalinga Nayudu was the Chief military commander of the Vijayanagar king Sri Krishnadevaraya at the Battle of Raichur. He was the grandson of Gandikota ruler Pemmasani Timmanayudu. Pemmasani Nayaks were a martial clan in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[1] They came into prominence during Vijayanagar times as rulers of Gandikota.[2][3] The Pemmasani warriors were previously serving Kakatiya dynasty as army commanders and migrated to Vijayanagar in 1370 CE after the downfall of Musunuri Nayaks in Warangal.[4]

Ramalinga led troops in the battle of Raichur.[5][6][7]

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  1. ^ K. Iswara Dutt, Journal of Andhra Historical Research Society. Vol. 10, pp. 222–224
  2. ^ Rayavachakam by Viswanatharaya Sthanapati (Telugu)
  3. ^ Vijayanagara, Burton Stein, Cambridge University Press, 1989, p. 88, ISBN 0-521-26693-9
  4. ^ Kammavari Charitra (in Telugu language) by K. B. Chowdary, 1939. Revised Edition, 2006, Pavuluri Publishers, Guntur,India
  5. ^ Tidings of the king: a translation and ethnohistorical analysis of the Rayavachakamu by Phillip B. Wagoner. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 1993, ISBN 0-8248-1495-9. (http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=62773998)
  6. ^ Further Sources of Vijayanagar History, K. A. Nilakanta Sastry, 1946, (http://www.archive.org/details/FurtherSourcesOfVijayanagaraHistory)
  7. ^ Journal of the Andhra Historical Society, 1930, p. 169