Komaram Bheem

Komaram Bheem (Oct 22 1901 –19 October 1940) was a leader from the janjaatis who fought against the Asaf Jahi dynasty for the liberation of Hyderabad state. Komaram Bheem openly fought against the ruling Nizam government in a guerrilla campaign. He defied courts, laws, and any other form of Nizam authority, living off the sustenance of the forest. He took up arms against Nizam Nawab’s soldiers, and fought Babi Jhari until his last breath.

Bheem was born in a Gond family in Adilabad district. He gave the slogan of Jal, Jungle, Jameen , meaning Water, Forest and  Land . It means the people who live in forests should have the right on all the resources of the forest.

He was inspired by Alluri Sitaramaraju, and his heart was aflame when he heard about the death of Bhagat Singh. Realizing that the time was near to revolt against the Nizam Government’s wild official injustice, Komaram Bheem became a veritable deity, raging with the fire of revolt.

Talukdar Abdul Sattar failed to bring Bheem to kow-tow his line. Abdul Sattar, well equipped with ninety policemen armed with guns, attacked Bheem, who did not have any armour to protect himself. On that fateful full moon night, hundreds of followers of Bheem armed themselves with bows, arrows, swords and spears. The fearless Gonds launched a frontal assault, from just a dozen feet away from the Nizam’s police force, braved their guns, only to be riddled with bullets. That night, the moon burnt like a flaming sun.That night, the wild moonlight became a veritable stream of tears.That night, the martyr Komaram Bheem became deity and eternal hero to the Hindu community. Komaram Bheem is Trible leader who fought against the erstwhile Asaf Jahi Dynasty for the liberation of Hyderabad State at the Beginning of the 20 th century. In Telugu, he is known as Komaram Puli.

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