Komaram Bheem is known as the brave warrior of Telangana. He was a Gond(Indigenous) tribal and was born on 22nd October. Komaram Bheem birthplace was Jodeghat of Asifabad in Adilabad,a District of Telangana. The Gonds took a small part of the popluation as the area which was ruled by Chanda (Chandrapur) and Ballapur.
There tribes used to have little interaction wiht the exterior world. Komaram Bheem also had no exposure to the exterior world and was an uneducated man. Inspite pf these factors, he raised in an uprising movement against the Nizam cruelties and achieve a household name in the rescue movement of his people.
The final phase of ruling of Asif Jahi in Hyderabad was obsence and cruel. The people of Hindu religion faced the impact of the violence from the Nizams. The Ruler discharged untold offences on the people. For unknown reasons, women were disgraced, men were harassed and taxed were increased to excessive levels. The change of names of Telangana region districts took place.
While growing, he observed many unjust practises. His heart shed tears for his people and the rebellion fire started burning within him. Komaram Bheem was inspired by Shaheed Bhagat Singh, who gave up his life for his motherland the other Gond leaders sacrifice. This inspiration provided him the proper motivation to revive the rebel with him. By this motivation, he gave the slogan "Jal, Jungle Jameen" which means the people living in the forests should have the full fledged rights on all the forest resources.
Asifabad was carved as a district but was later merged into the Adilabad district. In 1913, it was made as headquarters of the district prior to the status being lost to Adilabad in 1941. It was again carved from Adilabad district in 2016. The city has been renamed after Gond martyr Komaram Bheem since 2016.
Last Modified : 6/22/2021