Ravi Narayana Reddy

Ravi Narayana Reddy
Born 5 June 1908
Bollepally, Hyderabad State, British India
(now in Telangana, India)
Died 7 Sept. 1991
Andhra Pradesh, India
(now in Telangana, India)
Movement Indian independence movement, Telangana Rebellion sons ravi ashok reddy and ravi santosh reddy[1]

Ravi Narayana Reddy, (5 June 1908 – 7 September 1991), was a founding member of the Communist Party of India. He was a leader in the Telangana Rebellion against the rule of Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII. Reddy was also a philanthropist, social reformer,[2] and parliamentarian.

Post 1947

In the 1952 Indian general election, Reddy stood for the People's Democratic Front, (a pseudonym for the banned Communist Party of India), and polled more votes than Jawaharlal Nehru and also the first one entering in the parliament in independent India.[3]

In 1984, a protest over water supplies at Bhuvanagiri, led by Reddy under the auspices of the Jalasadhana Samithi, led to the filing of 485 nominations for the Nalgonda parliamentary seat, requiring officials to produce the election's longest ballot paper.

An auditorium, the Ravi Narayana Reddy Memorial Auditorium Complex at Banjara Hills in Hyderabad, was built and named in his memory by the Telangana Martyrs' Memorial Trust.[2]

In 2006, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, presented the Ravi Narayana Reddy memorial national foundation award to A.B. Bardhan, Communist Party of India general secretary.[4]


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  2. 1 2 "Patil hints at payment of pension to freedom fighters". The Hindu 22 September 2004. Retrieved 27 March 2011
  3. Guha, Ramachandra (2008). India After Gandhi. Pan Macmillan India. pp. Part2 – chapter 7.7. ISBN 978-0-330-50554-3.
  4. "Bardhan lashes out at critics of Left parties". The Hindu; 10 July 2006. Retrieved 27 March 2011
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