PM Touches Feet Of Freedom Fighter’s Daughter, Seeks Blessings

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met the family of the late Pasala Krishna Murthy, a noted freedom fighter from Andhra Pradesh.

He met the eminent freedom fighter’s daughter, Pasala Krishna Bharath, 90, who was in a wheelchair. She blessed PM Modi. He also met her sister and niece.

Born in 1900 in West Vipparru village in the Tadepalligudem taluka of the West Godavari district, Pasala Krishna Murthy joined the Congress party along with his wife in 1921. A Gandhian, he also took part in the Salt Satyagraha movement for which he was sentenced to one-year imprisonment. He passed away in 1978.

On Monday, Prime Minister Modi on Monday unveiled the 30-feet tall bronze statue of freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju at a special program on his 125th birth anniversary celebrations in Andhra Pradesh’s Bhimavaram.

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