17 Facts About Reddy


Reddy is a caste that originated in India, predominantly settled in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

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Origin of the Reddy has been linked to the Rashtrakutas, although opinions vary.

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The Reddy dynasty ruled coastal and central Andhra for over a hundred years.

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Reddy chiefs were appointed as generals and soldiers under the Kakatiyas.

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Reddy feudatories fought against attacks from the Delhi sultanate and defended the region from coming under the Turkic rule.

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Reddy had been part of a coalition of Telugu rulers who overthrew the "foreign" ruler.

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The Reddy rulers exercised a policy of annexation and invasion of Kalinga.

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Veerabhadra Reddy allied himself with Vijayanagara ruler Devaraya II and defeated Kapilendra.

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The Gajapatis eventually lost control after the death of Kapilendra, and the territories of the former Reddy kingdom came under the control of the Vijayanagara Empire.

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The Reddy poligars were appointed to render military services in times of war, collect revenue from the populace and pay to the royal treasury.

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Immadi Venkata Reddy was recognised by the Golkonda sultan Abdullah Qutb Shah as a regular provider of military forces to the Golkonda armies.

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Reddy challenged the British and led an armed rebellion against the British East India company in 1846.

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Reddy's uprising was one of the earlier rebellions against the British rule in India, as it was 10 years before the famous Indian Rebellion of 1857.

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The Reddy landlords styled themselves as Desais, Doras and Patel.

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Raja Bahadur Venkatarama Reddy was made Kotwal of Hyderabad in 1920 CE during the reign of the seventh Nizam Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII.

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Raja Bahadur Venkatarama Reddy was the first Hindu to be made kotwal of Hyderabad as in the late 19th and early 20th century, during the Islamic rule of the Nizams, the powerful position of Kotwal was held only by Muslims.

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Reddy's tenure lasted almost 14 years and he commanded great respect among the public for his outstanding police administration.

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