Samatam Kistaya

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Samatam Kistaya
Last Maire de Yanaon
Maire de Yanaon
In office
April 1954 – 13 June 1954
Preceded by Madimchetty Satianandam
Succeeded by Maddimsetti Satianandam
Constituency Yanaon (Inde française)
Conseiller Municipal
In office
June 1951 – 13 June 1954
Constituency Pydicondala, Yanaon
Personal details
Born 1870s
 Yanaon, Inde française
Died 13 June 1954
 Yanaon, Inde française
(Coup d'État de Yanaon)
Nationality France French
Residence France Yanaon, Inde française
Religion Hindu
He was murdered during Coup d'État de Yanaon

Monsieur Samatam Krishnayya (Samatam Kistaya) (Yanam c. 1875 – 13 June 1954) was a poet, historian and ayurvedic doctor. He wrote many books in Telugu. He was staunch pro-French politician in his days..

Life[edit]

During 1954, Monsieur Maddimsetti fled from Yanam to join pro-merger group, which brought anger in its people that led to pillage of his home. Then a 78-year-old, Monsieur Samatam Krouschnaya was became the Mayor of Yanam (interim) who was the lone pro-French leader to fight against pro-merger leaders.

Death[edit]

He died during the Coup d'État de Yanaon on Sunday, 13 June 1954 at the age of 78 years. It was declared that he was killed by Indian Military while seizing Yanam. But it is still a mystery about the actual causes and real persons behind his death. Had he been alive when the coup ended, Yanaon still would exist as French colony.[citation needed]

Major view about his death[edit]

On the day of the coup, he fought a lone battle to maintain French sovereignty in Yanam against all the pro-merger groups. When he was trying to jump from a wall (at Pydikondala house) and take shelter, he was shot by Maddimchetty Satianandam who had a pistol which had been given to him by one of his close friends. It was known that Maddimchetty thought that because of Monsieur Samatam that only his house had been pillaged. The 78-year-old, Acting Mayor Monsieur Samatam collapsed mortally wounded, but even as he was dying he did not stop shouting Vive la France. It was declared that Monsieur Samatam was killed by shots fired by the Indian Military which brought tears to many people in Yanam. Had Monsieur Samatam survived that day, it is thought[by whom?] that the Coup d'État de Yanaon would have been a complete failure. The death of Monsieur Samatam is still considered by the French even now as a political conspiracy perpetrated by the Indian side. For locals of Yanam, it is still a mystery, who was the real murderer of their beloved leader.

A popular view is that, it was only personal interests that drove the leaders to help in the merger of Yanam rather than that of the cause of Indian nationalism.

French patriot[edit]

The French Government identified him as a patriot of France and even commemorated him with a statue which exists in Paris even today. They used to garland his statue in the remembrance of his lone sacrificial fight on the day of Coup d'État de Yanaon to defend France.

Titles held[edit]

Preceded by
?
Membre du Conseil Municipal de Yanaon
June 1951–13 June 1954
Succeeded by
defunct
(Coup d'État de Yanaon)
Preceded by
Maddimsetti Satianandam
Maire de Yanaon
(Acting)

April 1954–13 June 1954
Succeeded by
Maddimsetti Satianandam
(Coup d'État de Yanaon)

See also[edit]