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Gouthu Lachanna    

    

Sri Sardar Gouthu Lachanna Born on August 16, 1909, in the Baruva village in Srikakulam in a poor toddy tappers family, Lachanna went on to become one of the most prominent leaders of the masses. He served as Minister for three terms and held positions in various parties.

 Sardar Gouthu Lachanna, freedom fighter and one of the notable leaders from Andhra Pradesh
He was 97. He is survived by a son, a Telugu Desam MLA, and two daughters.


Mr. Lachanna took part in the Salt Satyagraha and was jailed for three years by the British. He served jail terms in Alipuram, Rajavellur, Kannur and Thanjavur. He was also jailed during the Emergency.

The leader was Minister under Chief Ministers like T Prakasam and B Gopala Reddy in the undivided Madras Presidency and also under N Sanjeeva Reddy, when Andhra Pradesh was formed in 1956.

He died at a private hospital after a prolonged illness.

      

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