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Gaddar in a meeting in Nizam College Grounds- 2005.jpg
Gaddar in a meeting in Nizam College Grounds- 2005
Personal details
Born 1949 (age 67–68)
Toopran, Hyderabad State, India
(now in Telangana, India)
Political party Telangana Praja Front
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Gummadi Vittal Rao, popularly known as Gaddar (born 1949), is a poet, revolutionary Telugu balladeer and local Naxalite activist from what is now the state of Telangana, India. The name Gaddar was adopted as a tribute to the pre-independence Gadar party which opposed British colonial rule in Punjab during the 1910s.

Telangana separatism[edit]

Gaddar protests against arrest of Varavara Rao- 2005

With the resurgence of Telangana movement, Gadar expressed his support for the cause of a separate Telangana state and those people who were advocating it with the intention of uplifting the lower castes, particularly dalits and also backward castes. He said he was strongly with those who are for a Telangana of social justice where Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes have political representation on par with the OCs and BCs of the state. He expressed his solidarity with Devendar Gouds NTPP (Nava Telangana Praja Party) in spite of being shot at by the police during Goud's term as AP Home Minister.[1][2][3]

Gadar's song "Amma Telanganama Akali kekala gaanama" has been selected as the state song of Telangana.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fight forces opposing separate Telangana, says Gadar". The Hindu. 18 January 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-03-27. 
  2. ^ "Telangana minus Hyderabad unimaginable: Gadar". The Hindu. 20 January 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-01-23. 
  3. ^ "Smaller States viable, say leaders". The Hindu. 5 February 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-02-09. 

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