KCR demands Bharat Ratna for Anna Bhau Sathe

Anna Bhau Sathe - kCR

Rama Krishna Sangem

BRS president and Telagana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has demanded conferment of Bharat Ratna award, highest civilian honour in India on Marathi social reformer and poet Anna Bhau Sathe. “Anna Bhau Sathe is a proud son of India who attained recognition wold over, his writings in Marathi are translated into Russian. He should be given due place in our Indian literature too,” said KCR.

The CM was participating in 103rd birth anniversary celebrations of Anna Bhau Sathe at his memorial at Wategaon in Maharashtra on August 1, Tuesday. Anna Bhau Sathe was a popular Marathi Dalit poet and social reformer who through his writings had influenced young minds across the country. Anna Bhau Sathe, who was born in a Matangi community, an SC sub-caste, on August 1, 1920 has inspired Dalit literature in Marathi and Hindi.

“Unfortunately, our governments haven’t given proper recognition to Anna Bhau Sathe and his works. They need to be translated into all Indian languages. Anna born in an untouchable community family and rose in ranks through self help and hard work. He represents a vast majority of suppressed and oppressed communities in our country. It is high time that we honour him properly,” said CM KCR, addressing a meeting held on the occasion.


KCR’s Maharashtra outreach

KCR who converted his TRS party into BRS last year has been focusing on Maharashtra politics. This is one of his many meetings and engagements in Maharashtra in the last few months. KCR reached Wategoan in the afternoon.  He was received by Anna Bhau Sathe’s grandson SachinBhau Sathe and his mother Savitribai Sathe, among others. CM KCR’s chief adviser Somesh Kumar, IAS (Retd), BRS MLA A Jeevan Reddy and others accompanied him.

KCR went round a memorial of Anna Bhau Sathe established at Wategoan and was told about his life and works. Later, speaking at the meeting, the CM lamented that Matangis, a neglected SC community had no proper representation in Maharashtra politics. “But, BRS will given Matangis their due place and representation in the coming elections,” said KCR. The family members of Anna Bhau Sathe gifted the works of late author to CM KCR.


Rama Krishna Sangem

Ramakrishna chief editor of excel India online magazine and website

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