Suddala Hanmanthu

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Suddala Hanumanthu
Occupation Writer
Language Telugu
Nationality Indian
Genre Freedom fighter
Subject Freedom, democracy, liberation, equality
Literary movement Telangana Rebellion

Suddala Hanmanthu was a noted Indian poet of the mid 1900s.[1] He wrote songs like Palleturi pillagada... pasulagaase monagaada... (from the movie Maa Bhoomi).[2]

Early life[edit]

Suddala Hanmanthu was born in Paladugu village, Mothkur mandal, Nalgonda district, Telangana State in India.


Suddala Hanmanthu's poetry inspired the people of the Telangana to participate in the Communist-led peasant struggle against the oppressive rule of feudal lords and the Nizam. This struggle was famous in Indian history as the Telangana Rebellion.[citation needed] His themes were freedom from the bonded labour known as Vetti Chakiri, democracy, liberation, equality and communism.[citation needed]

His Telugu folk song, Palletoori Pillagada, mobilised the people of his region. It was included in the movie, Maa Bhoomi.[citation needed] The movie Rajanna,starring Nagarjuna is inspired by Sri Suddala Hanumanthu's life.

Personal life[edit]

Suddala Hanmanthu was married to Janakamma and his son Suddala Ashok Teja is a contemporary lyricist. [3] He earned fame for his Telugu songs and was awarded the National Film Award for Best Lyrics in the year 2003.[citation needed] They also had other two sons and a daughter.[citation needed] Famous telugu actor Uttej is his grand son, son of his daughter.