Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, the rebellious hero who revolted against the British 10 years before India’s first war for Independence faded in the background of Indian History. The story of Bloodshed, war and above all the struggle for freedom is the life story of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. Narasimha Reddy was born to Uyyalawada Peddamalla Reddy in Uyyalawada, currently located in the Kurnool District.
A memorial committee has now been established and has been named Renati Surya Chandrulu to preserve the memory of the Uyyalawada residents, the war hero Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, and the Philanthropist Budda Vengal Reddy.
Narasimha Reddy in the year on 23rd July 1846 led his troops into the British camp camped at Giddaluru and defeated them. The Britishers unable to capture him, imprisoned his family in Kadapa. He tried to free his family and moved to the Nallamala Forest. An informant informed the Britishers of his movements to the collector of Koilkuntla. As the Britishers tightened security in the areas of Nallama, he moved to Jagannatha Konda near Ramabhadrunipalle. His safe haven was revealed and in the dead of the night, the British troops surrounded the area and captured Narasimha Reddy.
He was arrested and humiliated as he was chained and made to walk along the streets with bloody clothes as a warning to the public. About 903 people were charged that day for the uprising. 412 people were acquitted that day and 273 were released on bail. 112 people were sentenced and sentenced to imprisonment for 5 to 14 years. Narasimha Reddy was hanged to death publicly on the banks of a river. The body of Narasimha Reddy hung there for several days to serve as a warning to those of who dared to rebel against them.