RAJA BAHADUR VENKATA RAMA REDDY HISTORY
RAJA BAHADUR VENKATA RAMA REDDY (OBE) Born in a peasant family in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana, elevated from police sub-inspector (Amin) level to kotwal of police (Commissioner of Police) Hyderabad, the second most powerful officer in those days (next to P.M. in the year 1920). He served as kotwal of police Hyderabad for about 14 years during H.E.H. the Nizams regime. He tackled communal problems efficiently and maintained communal harmony among different religions like Muslims, Chritians and Hindus and people in different linguistic background like Kannadigas, Maharastrians etc. He was an ideal officer regarded by Muslims as well as Hindus. He was a strong man, silent but observant, modest in manners and calm. He was great visionary and encouraged co-operative movement.
His messages are mainly for banning of liquors and encouragement of Girl education and establishments of schools for girls in rural areas. He was a doyen among social reformers and educationists of the day. He strongly fought against untouchability and helped financially many S.C. hostels in Hyderabad. He established many schools including one Girls high school at Narayanguda. A womens college is also established at Narayanguda Hyderabad in the name Raja Bahadur. Universities are conducting memorial lectures every year in memory of Raja Bahadur. Established two hostels i.e. for Boys and Girl students in the year 1918 & 1933 respectively for the benefit of those who come from rural areas to Hyderabad to pursue their studies. Accommodation and boarding is being provided to students in these two Hostels irrespective of caste/creed at affordable cost.