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Ramakrishna Ranga Rao of Bobbili

Indian politician

Died when: 77 years 18 days (924 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius


Ramakrishna Ranga Rao of Bobbili

Raja Sri Ravu Svetachalapati Sir Ramakrishna Ranga Rao KCIE (20 February 1901 – 10 March 1978) was an Indian politician and zamindar who served as the Chief Minister of Madras Presidency from 5 November 1932 to 4 April 1936 and 24 August 1936 to 1 April 1937.

Ramakrishna Ranga Rao was born in the royal family of Bobbili zamindari in 1901.He succeeded his father to the throne of Bobbili and ruled as zamindar from 1921 to 1948 and as the titular "Raja of Bobbili" from 1948 to 1978.

He set up trusts and patronized sports and education.Ramakrishna Ranga Rao joined the Justice Party in 1930 and was elected to the Madras Legislative Assembly.

He served as the Chief Minister or Premier of Madras Presidency from 1932 to 1936 and 1937.He resigned as Chief Minister in 1937 when the Justice Party lost the elections.

From 1946 to 1951, he served as a member of the Constituent Assembly of India which framed India's Constitution.In his later years, he also served a term as a member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly for the Bobbili assembly constituency.

Ramakrishna Ranga Rao married Lakshmi Subhadrayamma in 1921.He had a son Venkata Gopala Krishna Rao who succeeded him as Raja in 1978.

Ramakrishna Ranga Rao is mostly remembered for his contribution towards framing India's constitution and for his service to society in establishing colleges.

He is also held responsible by analysts for the defeat of the Justice Party in the 1937 assembly elections which is blamed upon his despotism and anti-people measures.

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