“I am sure I will witness the formation of Telangana during my lifetime” This was the strong belief of Prof. Kothapally Jayshankar. He is known as a prominent personality of Telangana state, social activist, academician, Telangana ideologist who dedicated his life for Telangana. Prof Jashankar greatly believed in the strength of Telangana people’s movement for separate statehood.
Fighting with Stomach Cancer he died on 21st June, 2011. Two years passed away as the Prof left this world, but his inspiration and motivation for the Telangana people always lead them towards perfection.
Prof Jayashankar mostly called as ‘Saar’ with great respect. It’s hard to define the contribution of Prof Jayashankar for the separate statehood. Till the end of his last breath he struggled to achieve Telangana state. He fought for a separate state since 1952. He often stated that unequal distribution of river water was the root cause of separate Telangana movement.
People use to refer Prof Jayashankar as ‘Sidhaantakarta’ (ideologue) and ‘Medhavi’ (intellectual), it is not for anything or just out of reverence towards him.
Now new Telangana state has formed. Struggle of Prof. Jayashankar not in vain. There is no doubt Prof. Jayashankar a true intellectual and ideologist over the years in the later part of his life.