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Revolutionary Communist leader Kondapalli Koteswaramma passes away

The revolutionary leader, writer and feminist Kondapalli Koteswaramma died on Wednesday after she suffered a brain hemorrhage last week. The 99-year-old widow of Kondapalli Seetharamaiah, the founder member of Peoples War Group (PWG) naxal outfit, was staying at her granddaughters house in Vizag for the past few years. The active party worker of the United Communist Party in the 1940s and 50s had involved in the movements related to rights of women, marginalised sections and civil rights.

Born in a wealthy family in Pamarru town of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh, Koteswaramma grew up in a political environment. She was married to PWG founder Kondapalli Seetharamaiah. The legendary communist leader Chandra Rajeswara Rao played a key role in her marriage with Seetharamaiah against customs of the society those days as she was already a child widow.

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