Educator Of Telangana Prof Jayashankars Birth Anniversary Today
It was Prof. Jayashankar who educated the Telangana People about their rights. He is known as the original Telangana Ideologue. His agitation for Telangana started as an intermediate student, and lasted throughout his career till he breathed his last on June 21st, 2011. Since he strongly believed that Telangana can only be achieved through political process he supported, participated and led many movements and agitations, for separate Telangana State.
Professor Kothapalli Jayashankar popularly known as Prof Jayashankar agitated for separate Telangana since 1952. Well educated with a double Masters degree in Economics from both Banaras Hindu University and Aligarh Muslim University. He also obtained PhD from Osmania University. He held several high academic positions, one like Vice Chancellor of Kakatiya University. A well read and a person of great ideology pointed out that the cause of Separate Telangana was due to the un-equale distribution of river water.
Some of the agitation is participated were the Mulkhi Agitation in 1952 as a student, as a lecturer in 1968, and he lead several agitations since 1962. He played a key role in transforming the agitation into a Mass Movement for Separate Telanagan after 1969 agitation. He also strongly supported all the non-political organization agitating for this cause.
Now that we have achieve Separate Telangana, our Great, eternal Sir is not there to enjoy the fruit of the plant which is nourished with his heart, mind, and soul. Profession will always be in our hearts and will always be remembered as the ideologue of Telangana movement