Thursday, 02 February 2023

Com Satya Saibabu got attracted to the ideals of SFI and joined the organisation when he was in High School in Tadepalli mandal of Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh. He used to participate actively in SFI programmes right from his school days. He shifted to Vijayawada to pursue Intermediate education and became a unit committee member of the SAS College. Although his family members pressurized him not to work in SFI, he never went back on his commitment. He convinced his family members and even brought his brothers into SFI. Com Saibabu, then joined SRR Degree college, a stronghold of SFI and became the President of the SFI Vijayawada City Committee and an office bearer of the district committee. Because of his active participation for the welfare of the students, he contested and won as the Vice President in the college union elections. In 1987, when there was an intense struggle of the democratic movement for house sites, Com Saibabu was in the forefront and led the struggle in Madhura Nagar. The followers of a local MLA who had already captured the land attacked Com Satya Saibabu with deadly weapons and killed him on the 14th March 1989. He became a martyr in the land struggle of Madhura Nagar.