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K Keshava Rao Biography



About K. Keshava Rao

Full Name Dr. K. Keshava Rao
Elected fromAndhra Pradesh
DOB June 4, 1939
Place of Birth Mahbubabad, Distt. Warangal (Andhra Pradesh)
Political PartyTelangana Rashtra Samithi
Father's NameLate Shri K. Niranjan Rao
Mother's NameLate Shrimati K. Govindamma
Delhi Address7, Canning Lane, New Delhi - 110001
Telephone No.23782522, 23782518,
Permanent Address8-2-686/21/A, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Mithila Nagar, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. 500034
Marital StatusMarried on 24 June 1964
SpouseShrimati K. Vasanta Kumari
ChildrenTwo sons and two daughters
EducationM.A., Ph.D. Educated at Badruk College, Arts College, Osmania University, Hyderabad
Profession before joining politics Political Worker/Politician,Social Worker/Social Service,Journalist,Political and Social Worker, Journalist and Educationist
Positions Held1972-79 Chairman, Minimum Wages Board, Government of Andhra Pradesh 1979-80 Deputy Chairman, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council 1979-85 Member, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council (Two terms) 1980-83 Cabinet Minister in three consecutive Governments of Andhra Pradesh holding important portfolios like Industry, Education and Labour respectively 1992-94 Chairman, Rajiv Gandhi Technology Mission (Cabinet Rank), Government of Andhra Pradesh April 2006 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2006 onwards Member, Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) June 2006 onwards Member, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs Member, Board of Governors, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan July 2006 onwards Member, Press Council of India May 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Rules Member, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development July 2008 onwards Member, Court of the University of Hyderabad Oct. 2011 onwards Convenor, Sub-Committee-I on the Implementation of the Right to Education Act of the Committee on Human Resource Development April 2014 Elected to Rajya Sabha
Book(s) PublishedNew Deal to Education, 1984 and Social Philosophy in Recent Indian Thought, 1987; Editor, The Daily News, a premier English daily published from Hyderabad; published a number of articles in newspapers and journals (both Indian and foreign)
Term10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020
Member ofRajya Sabha
Dr. K. Keshava Rao

Last Updated on 22 July, 2017.


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