Madapati Hanumantha Rao

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Madapati Hanumantha Rao (Telugu : మాడపాటి హనుమంత రావు) (January 22, 1885 - November 11, 1970) was the first Mayor of the city of Hyderabad, India. He was a social reformer and also started one of the first schools for girls in India, the Madapati Hanumantha Rao Girls High School, in Narayanguda, Hyderabad. This school was set up exclusively for girl students during Nizam regime. The school was established with mere 35 students in 1928 by Padmashree Madapati Hanumantha Rao to improve literacy among women. The School evolved over the years into an institution of excellence with 3,000 girl students. He took part actively in Grandhalayodyamam in Telangana region during Nizam rule. He also holds the title 'Andhra Pithamaha'.

Early life

Hanumantha Rao was born in Pokkunuru village of Nandigama taluka (presently in Chandarlapadu mandal), Krishna district on the same day of the formation of "Indian National Congress". He was born to Madapati Venkatappaya and Venkatasubbamma in a Aruvela Niyogi Bramhin family. His father was used to work as gramadhikari in their village. Hanumantha Rao grown up in his village along with his elder brother Tirumala Rao. He lost his father at an early age of five after which he moved to his uncle Jamalapuram Venkata Rao village Peshkar in Suryapeta tehsil.

Madapati Hanumantharao finished his primary education in Suryapeta and Warangal. After graduating from high school, he joined the Office of Educational...
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