Konda Venkata Ranga Reddy Biography


Konda Venkata Ranga Reddy popularly known as K. V. Ranga Reddy (1890–1970) is a former Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He is a freedom fighter who fought the Telangana Rebellion against the Nizams.

Political career

The Ranga Reddy District in Andhra Pradesh is named after him,[2] for fighting the Razakars, who were against Hyderabad state to be integrated into independent India.

He was a Minister of Revenue in 1959 in Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy’s government. He became Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in 1969. He participated in the Telangana Movement and is known for his forthright speech at Siddiambar Bazar which ended with his words Ghulam Ki Zindagi Se Mauth Acchi.


K. V. Ranga Reddy also founded the educational institution, A. V. College.[1] He was also a member of Indra Seva Sadan Society, established by Sangam Laxmibai in 1952 for achieving their objective of assisting women and girls.[3] A girls college of the trust was named in his honour as, K. V. Ranga Reddy Degree College for Women

He also started the K. V. Ranga Reddy Women’s hostel.

Personal life

K. V. Ranga Reddy was married to Tungabadramma. K. V. Ranga Reddy and Tungabadramma had 11 Children, 7 Boys and 4 Girls. Chenna Reddy was born to K V Ranga Reddy’s sister Buchamma in a village, Pedda Managalaram near Hyderabad. His brother’s (Konda Narayan Reddy) daughter was married to Marri Chenna Reddy, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

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