ELURU: Freedom fighter and senior communist Dusanapudi Viratharaju (89) died on Sunday night at his residence at Tadepalligudem. He is survived by wife, three sons and a daughter. He was jailed twice for his active participation in the freedom movement in the early 40s. He spent underground life for more than three years from 1948 during the Telangana armed struggle. Tadepalligudem municipal Chairman E. Bhimashankara Rao and CPI leaders attended the funeral held on Monday.