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Profile of K.Kesava Rao- MP and CWC Member

Dr. K. Kesava Rao is a senior politician from Andhra Pradesh. He is member of the CWC (Congress Working Committee), which is the second highest decision making body of the Congress Party. He is also incharge of the West Bengal Congress Affairs. He served as President of the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee. Kesava Rao is known for his oratory skills and fine language. Presently he is Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) from Andhra Pradesh.

Kesava Rao was a strong contender for the post of Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh before the emergence of Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy as an undisputed leader. He shifted his political activities to Delhi after YSR left no space in AP. Presently, Kesava Rao is playing crucial role in coordinating Telangana Congress MPs and other leaders in order to bring pressure on the High Command for separate statehood to Telangana. Following is the brief profile of K. Kesava Rao:

NameDr. K. Kesava Rao (KK)
Father’s NameK. Niranjan Rao
Mother’s NameShrimati K.Govindamma
Date of Birth4 June 1939
Place of BirthMahbubabad, Warangal District, Andhra Pradesh.
Marital StatusMarried on on 24 June 1964
Spouse’s NameShrimati K. Vasanta Kumari
ChildrenTwo sons and two daughters
Educational QualificationsM.A., Ph.D. Educated at Badruka College; Arts College, Osmania University, Hyderabad.
ProfessionPolitician,Social Worker, Journalist, Teacher and Educationist.
Permanent Address8-2-696/ 21/ A, NBT Colony, Road No. 12 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad; Phone: 040- 23372044, 09866336663 (Mobile)
Present Address7, Canning Lane, New Delhi 110001; Ph: 040- 23372044, Mobile: 9868181039
Positions Held1. 1972-79 Chairman, Minimum Wages Board, Government of Andhra Pradesh
2. 1979-80 Deputy Chairman, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council
3. 1979-85 Member, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council
4. 1980-83 Cabinet Minister in three consecutive Governments of Andhra Pradesh with portfolios like Industry, Education and Labour respectively.
5. 1992-94 Chairman, Rajiv Gandhi Technology Mission (Cabinet Rank), Government of Andhra Pradesh.
6. April 2006: Elected to Rajya Sabha
7. May 2006 onwards Member, Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)
8. June 2006 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Commerce Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs

9. Jan. 2007 onwards Member, Court of the University of Hyderabad
10. Jan. 2007 onwards
Member, Sub- Committee for Special Economic Zones of the Committee on Commerce
Books Published1. New Deal to Education 1984
2. Social Philosophy in Recent Indian Thought, 1987;
3. Editor, The Daily News, a premier English daily published from Hyderabad; published a number of articles in newspapers and journals (both Indian and foreign)
Social and Cultural Activities and Special InterestsProducer and screenplay writer of a National Award winning feature film in Telugu, “Nimajjanam”, 1979
Favourite Pastimes and Recreation Cricket and reading
Travels abroadU.S.A., U.K., Germany, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Malaysia and other countries
Other achievements1. Visiting Lecturer, Department of Journalism, Osmania University;
2. Resource Speaker at Administrative Staff College of India, National Police Academy, Institute of Administration, Government of Andhra Pradesh and other premier institutes
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