Dr Nagappa Gari Sundara Raju was one of the most illustrative icons of Madiga Literature in Telugu. He did his Masters in Telugu and Doctorate from the Department of Telugu of University of Hyderabad. Dr Darla Venkateswara Rao, one of the prime associates of Dr Nagappa Gari Sundara Raju documented his association with him and his life history too, in Telugu; under the title of the volume ‘Oka Madiga Smruthi: Nagappa Gari Sundara Raju Parichayam’.
Dr Nagappa Gari Sundara Raju had close association with Dalit Students’ Union (DSU), University of Hyderabad; in-fact, he was regarded one of the founding members of DSU.
While I was going through the archives of DSU, I came across some of the documents directly related to Dr Nagappa Gari Sundara Raju. Presently, I wish to share them with you here.
These two pictures indicate the poetic response to Dr Nagappa Gari Sundara Raju’s sudden and sad demise. These is no mention of name of the writer on these pages. DSU preserved these well, without getting spoiled for all these years. This must be written by a close associate of DSU and Dr Nagappa Gari Sundara Raju.
DSU organised a programme in memory of Dr Nagappa Gari Sundara Raju at the starting of the academic year of 2006. As part of this programme DSU released this pamphlet on the Campus.
These documents indicates the hand-writing of Dr Nagappa Gari Sundara Raju, on a controversy. I assume original documents must be available with Dr Darla Venkateswara Rao, Department of Telugu, University of Hyderabad; and DSU too managed to have a xerox copy of the same.
Source of all documents is DSU archives.