Hemalatha Lavanam’s Legacy in Film and Education
Hemalatha Lavanam was a dedicated advocate for social change, focusing her efforts on criminal rehabilitation, the eradication of the jogini system, and providing education to orphans, underprivileged children, and the offspring of sex workers. Her unwavering belief lay in empowerment through increased access to education.
In Ravi Teja’s film “Tiger Nageswar,” which is based on the real-life story of a notorious thief from Stuartpuram, the character of Hemalatha Lavanam is portrayed by Renu Desai.
Malleswar Rao, the founder of the “Don’t Waste Food” initiative, is an alumnus of Hemalatha Amma’s school. He graciously shares a few anecdotes and cherished memories from his time there.