Andhra’s Mylapore connection

Sree Bhag , where the Sribagh pact was arrived at
Sree Bhag , where the Sribagh pact was arrived at.(iPhone 5)

Mylapore had two buildings associated with Andhra Pradesh. Sree Bagh on the Amrutanjan estate was where the Sribagh pact was arrived at. During the 1930’s when Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema were part of the Madras Presidency, some eminent personalities of these regions met to start a movement for a separate Andhra State.

To persuade the skeptical Rayalaseema representatives, a pact was arrived at in a meeting at Sribagh by which it was agreed that the capital would be in Rayalaseema,  when the Andhra state becomes a reality. The High court would go to coastal Andhra.

Later, Poti Sreeramulu embarked on a fast unto death for the formation of Andhra state. This was in a building adjacent to Vidya Mandir, off Royapettah High Road. He also met his end fasting at this building.

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