Pic Talk: The Real Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy

Pic Talk: The Real Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy

In the wake of Megastar Chiranjeevi coming up with the magnum opus #SyeRaa, which deals with the story of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy who fought against the anarchic British East India Company quite bravely, his story is getting quite popular.

Known as the first ever patriot who turned against the tyrannous Britishers, Uyyalawada got hanged by the English people on February 22nd, 1847, a century prior to India got independence. As it happens to be the death anniversary of Uyyalawada, today #SyeRaa team shared the original picture of the freedom fighter.

The British have brought the monochrome photography to Indian back in 1830s, though official records indicate that we got the camera in 1855. However, this photograph of Uyyalawada proves that there was photography in 1830s and 40s itself as this Zamindar got one clicked.