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Andhra Patrika

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Type  Daily newspaper
Founded  1909
Headquarters  Vijayawada
Owner(s)  Andhra Patrika Group
Ceased publication  1991

Andhra Patrika was a Telugu language weekly founded by Kasinadhuni Nageswara Rao. It later transformed into a daily newspaper.



Kasinadhuni Nageswara Rao recognized the need for a Telugu language journal to campaign effectively for the Indian freedom struggle and founded a weekly, Andhra Patrika, in 1909 in Bombay.

The Journal

In 1914, he moved the journal to Madras and reformatted it as a daily newspaper. Later, in 1969, Andhra Patrika established an office in New Delhi under the leadership of T. V. Krishna. After Nageswara Rao Pantulu’s death in 1938 his son-in-law, Sivalenka Sambhu Prasad took over the operations.

Some of the noted people who worked for the daily include Krishnam Raju, Maa Telugu Talli poet, Sankarambadi Sundaraachari, Puripanda Appala Swamy, Veturi Sundararama Murthy, Chirala Rama Rao, Goparaju Venkatanandam etc.

The editors include

  • Kasinadhuni Nageswara Rao (1909 - 1938)
  • G. Harisarvottamarao
  • C. Seshagirirao
  • Sivalenka Sambhu Prasad
  • Revival

    In 1990s, Liquor businessman and Telugu newspaper patron, Magunta Subbiram Reddy purchased the property and tried to revive the daily. But after he was killed by the Naxalites in 1995, the effort did not succeed.

    All the journals and newspaper were digitized and stored at Gautami Library, Rajahmundry.


  • Andhra Patrika Charitra by C.V. Rajagopalarao (2004)
  • References

    Andhra Patrika Wikipedia