Vijayawada

Vasireddy’s descendents do not get invitation

Descendents of Raja Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu, who gave the erstwhile Dharanikota its present name – Amaravati and took care of hundreds of temples, are yet to receive invitations from Government of Andhra Pradesh for the Capital city foundation function.

It was Venkatadri Naidu, the last king of the clan, who gave a new lease of life to Amaralingeswara Swamy temple, and donated thousands of acres of fertile land to temples in the region.

He is ‘worshipped’ by poor people who benefited from his charity.

According to latest information, the descendents of his foster sons –Jagannadha Babu and Ramanadha Babu – did not receive invitation for the memorable event.

One of the kin - Vasireddy Murali Krishna Prasad, chairman of Amaravati temple committee, told The Hindu , that though he did not receive the invitation he was happy that the town was chosen for development under the Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY).

Donated by

Venkatadri Naidu

“Of the 33,000 acres pooled by the government, nearly 7,000 acres were the ones donated by Venkatadri Naidu”, said Vasireddy Murali Krishna, General Secretary of city-based Vasireddy Venkatadri Abhyudaya Samiti.


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