The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its deep grief at the passing away of Comrade Mallu Swarajyam, veteran leader of the Party and legendary fighter of the Telangana people’s armed struggle. She was 91.

Mallu Swarajyam plunged into the movement against the Nizam’s feudal oppression at a young age. She participated in the Telangana armed struggle from 1946 to 1951. She got training in the use of weapons and inspired many women to take part in the struggle.

She broke many social traditions to stand by the oppressed people and continued to serve the communist movement for over seven decades.

She was elected twice to the legislative assembly of the united Andhra Pradesh. She was elected to the Central Committee of the Party in 2002 and later became a special invitee.

The Polit Bureau pays homage to her revolutionary life and conveys its heartfelt condolences to her family members.