Alluri Sita Rama Raju, born in 1897, was one who instilled fear in the British camps. He led a band of tribals in the Rampa Rebellion of 1922-24 and earned himself the name “Manyam Veerudu” (Hero of the Jungles) among the locals.
He traveled into core forests of Gond land, united different tribes and trained them in guerrilla warfare to stand up against the oppression by the British. Between 1922 to 1924, the British Army was terrorized by his exploits. Armed with tribal volunteers using bows and arrows, he openly rebelled against the British. Capturing the revolutionary leader was tough but he was eventually overpowered when the British tied him to a tree and shot him dead with a rifle in Mampa village on May 7, 1924.
A stamp in his name was introduced in the year 1986 by the postal department.