Somarajupalli Raghavendra Rao of SPSR Nellore district has the unique distinction of being in power for a record 24 years, as the Sarpanch of Kogili grama panchayat, Chittamuru Mandalam. He won uncontested in 1981, 1987 and 2006. 1995 election was … Continue reading 24 years as sarpanch in Kogili, Nellore
As per the latest available statistics, 940 village panchayats (gram panchayats) in the SPSR Nellore district are going for panchayat polls shortly. 469 of them are reserved for women while the rest are under general category. Considering caste based reservations, 487 seats are reserved for SC, ST and BC while the remaining 453 seats are under open category. Continue reading 940 Village Panchayats in SPSR Nellore District
SPSR Nellore district with about 30 lakh population stood first in telecom revenues in Andhra Pradesh with annual revenue to the tune of Rs350 crore from various telecom network operators. Telephone service started in 1962 in the district. Landline phones … Continue reading Nellore district tops in telecom revenues from AP
Dr Bejawada Gopala Reddy of Nellore was popularly known as Andhra Tagore. Both Gopal Reddy and his wife studied at Santhiniketan established by Rabindranath Tagore. It was during this time that Gopal Reddy took a liking for Tagore’s works and … Continue reading Andhra Tagore from Nellore
Did you know that a Nellorean was nominated for Nobel prize? Yes, Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, a great modern Telugu poet from Nellore, is the second person to have been nominated for the Nobel Literature prize for his contribution to literary … Continue reading A Nobel nominee from Nellore!
It’s that time of year again. Winged guests started arriving on a neem tree in Vennavada village, Atmakuru Mandal in SPSR Nellore district. These cranes (painted storks) fly in hundreds all the way from Nigeria, about 5000 miles away, every … Continue reading Flying 5000 miles to nest on a neem tree near Nellore
Kulluru village in Kaluvayi mandal of SPSR Nellore district is the birth place of a unique language without script. Kulluru language had evolved among the Kulluru based trading community to exchange trade secrets among them, in the early 20th century. … Continue reading Unique scriptless language in Nellore district
Vennelakanti Subba Rao from the then Nellore district wrote the first ever autobiography in English language. This 120 page autobiography was published by his son in 1873 as “The Life of Vennelacunty Soob Row – 1784-1839”. This was later translated … Continue reading Who wrote the first autobiography in English?
The great Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan visited Nellore, to meet the then Nellore district collector R. Ramachandra Rao (from 1910-1914), with letters of introduction from some senior mathematicians in Madras. Mr R. Ramachandra Rao was the secretary of the Indian … Continue reading Mathematician Ramanujan meets Nellore district collector
ఈ సంగతి ఒక ముత్తుకూరు వాసి చెప్పగా విన్నాను. (విషయం లోకి పోయేముందు మీకు తెలియాల్సిన విషయం ఒకటుంది, అదేందంటె పిడతాపోలూరు, గాడిదవాగు అనేయి ముత్తుకూరు దగ్గర ఉన్న రెండు ఊర్ల పేర్లు. ఇంక చదవండి). ముత్తుకూరు దగ్గర ఒక కైయ్యలొ ఒక నెరజాణ ఎదో పని చేసుకొంటొంది. అటుగా వచ్చిన ఒక పూల రంగడు (పని పాట లేని వాడు) ఆమెను ఆట … Continue reading నెల్లూరి నెరజాణతొ సరసం