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Vice President Pays Tributes to Tanguturi Prakasam



The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Nidu has paid rich tributes to ‘Andhra Kesari’, Tanguturi Parkasam, the first Chief Minister of Andhra State on his birth anniversary today.
Recalling the stellar role Shri Prakasam had played in the freedom struggle, the Vice President said that he was an embodiment integrity and honesty. He further said that like many leaders of his time, he left lucrative practice as a lawyer and plunged into freedom struggle. Tanguturi Prakasam earned the sobriquet ‘Andhra Kesari’ after he bared his chest and dared the British to open fire upon him during the visit of Simon Commission to Madras, he added. The Vice President called upon the people to strive for realising the ideals of the late leader.

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First Published: Wed, August 23 2017. 00:20 IST