"), is a village
of Doddavaram Panchayathi
in the Maddipadu
Mandal of Prakasam District
in the southern Indian
state of Andhra Pradesh
It is a part of the Bapatla parliamentary and Addanki assembly constituency.
The approximate location of Tellapadu is 15°
39' 42" North and 79°
56' 56" East.
Tellapadu has a Zilla Parishad High School named after the (late) Paruchuri Narasimhaiah garu,
and a sub-post office.
Several landlords, eminent industrialists, senior public/private sector employees hail from here including:
1) (Late) Mallipeddi Venkatasubbaiah & Ramaswamy Chowdary, and later the former's son, in their prime, were the richest people/zamindars of the village. Their residence measuring around 45000 feet2 (around 3720 m²) and shed (for cattle and horses), housed several peacocks, horses, cattle etc. Such was their wealth that people used to fight to stake claim to their cattle's dung, whence they were passing through the village.
2) (Late) Velagapudi Ramakrishna (founder KCP group, former ICS officer). Tellapadu was the birthplace of his father (original surname: Katragadda) who was then adopted by close relatives in Bellamvaripalem, near Repalle (Guntur district), Andhra Pradesh, India.
3) Sri Panda Punnaiah (whose mother hails from here)(Chairman, Beardsell Ltd., also on the boards of Nava Bharat Ventures Ltd. (formerly Nava Bharat Ferro Alloys) and Prakasam Sugars)
also includes a large number of migrants from the former Repalle Taluk
in Guntur District
composition of the main village is mainly by members of the Kamma
caste, all Pedda Kammas
, a large chunk of whom have migrated to urban areas (particularly Hyderabad
and the US
). Other castes include Brahmins
;professional castes like washermen, barbers, milkmen; dalits
and others. The latter two-thirds have their own quarters towards the village's boundary.