- Tanguturi Prakasam Panthulu (23 August 1872 – 20 May 1957) was a Freedom fighter, lawyer & politician.
- He served as the chief minister of the Madras Presidency and was a member of the Constituent Assembly.
Interesting Facts about Tanguturi Prakasam panthulu
- He became the first chief minister of the erstwhile Andhra state during 1953-54, created by the partition of Madras State along linguistic lines.
- He was popularly known as “Andhra Kesari” which translates to “Lion of Andhra”.
- Inspired by Bipin Chandra Pal’s speeches, He gave up his legal practice and took the satyagraha pledge.
Daring Prakasam Panthulu
- He showed exemplary courage during the Simon Commission’s visit to Madras while retrieving the body of a demonstrator who had been shot dead by the police.
- Despite police warning that protestors would be shot, he bared his chest and moved forward to retrieve the corpse.