Born on September 28, 1912 at Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh, she got married at the age of ten to Goparaju Ramachandra Rao. Along with her husband, Saraswathi Gora established Atheist Center with the intention of promoting human values based on atheism, rationalism and Gandhism.
A political activist of India's freedom movement, she was imprisoned during the Quit India movement. She went to jail carrying her two-and-half-year old son, Niyanta.
The wedding of her eldest daughter Manorama with Arjun Rao was performed in the presence of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1960.
Awards and recognition
In 2001, she was selected for the Basava Puraskar, conferred by the Karnataka Government. She is also the recipient of the G.D.Birla International Award for Humanism ; the Jamnalal Bajaj Award (1999); the Janaki Devi Bajaj Award; and the Potti Sriramulu Telugu University Award.
Goparaju Ramachandra Rao and Saraswathi Gora couple had 9 Children,Manorama, Lavnam,Mythri, Chennupati Vidya,Vijayam,Dr.Samaram,Niyanta,Dr.Maru,Nauv. Saraswathi Gora died of lung infection on August 19, 2006 at Vijayawada.
- A short biography of Saraswathi Gora in Indian Skeptic by Sunanda Shet
- Obituary in The Hindu
- Obituary in Deccan Herald
- Obituary at www.newsfix.de