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Komaram Bheem

Updated | July 23, 2017 17:14 IST

Komaram Bheem was born at Sankepally village in Adilabad. His father was killed in an attack by the Forest Department when he was fifteen. Then Bheem’s family migrated to Sardarpur village in Kerimeri mandal.

While he was leading his life by Jhum farming a jagirdar named Siddhiki, an informer of Nizam occupied Bheem’s land with rage he killed Siddhiki and escaped from police to hide in Assam. After that, for five years he worked as a labourer in coffee, tea plantations. He experienced labour agitations. He learned how to read and write. He understood the situation in his place through his close friend Komaram Sooru, who was his secret informer. He was inspired by the agitations and battles for freedom by Alluri Seetha Rama Raju in Visakhapatnam and Birsa Munda revolt fought against Nizam’s rule.

By that time Nizam’s government used to collect tax in the name of ‘Bambram’ and Dupapetti for grazing cattle and collecting firewood for cooking. Adivasies were impressed and inspired by the message Jal, Jangal, Jameen(water, forest, and land) of Komaram Bheem to oppose the tax and fight for land. Bheem formed a guerrilla army with the young men of Gondu and Koya. He gathered and trained tribal people to fight with a weapon.

Jodeghat became the central place from where he started the guerrilla battle. Surprised by this battle Nizam attempts of attacks on Adivasies. At last on one full moon day, Komaram Bheem died in the battle against Nizam army in Jodeghat forest. After his death, Nizam appointed Haimendorf to do research on the life of tribal people.

Komaram Bheem was lauded as true leader who fight against the Nizam monarchy. He was always remembered in the hearts of Telangana people.


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