Turpu Kapu Caste:
Turpu in Telugu means east. The Kapus living on the eastern frontiers of Andhra Pradesh called themselves Turpu Kapus. There have been some rulers of coastal kingdoms from this community; they are hard working poor and middle farmers. They are majority community especially in Vizianagaram District by many of them still show their feudal loyalty to erstwhile Zamindars of Bobbili and Vizianagaram etc. Off late however the political awakening of this Caste has led some representatives of this caste group to be politically active.