|Muppala Lakshmana Rao|
June 16, 1949 |
Beerpur, Sarangapur mandal, Karimnagar district, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Occupation||General Secretary of Communist Party of India (Maoist)|
|Organization||Communist Party of India (Maoist)|
|Known for||Far-left politics|
Muppalla Lakshmana Rao, commonly known by his nom de guerre Ganapathy or Ganapathi is the present General Secretary of Communist Party of India (Maoist), an ultra-leftist political party in India, which has been listed by the Government of India as a "terrorist organisation" and all of its "formations and front organisations" have been banned under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
Ganapathy was born to Gopal Rao at Beerpur village in Sarangapur mandal in Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh. He is a science graduate and also hold a B.Ed. degree. He worked as teacher in Karimnagar district but deserted his job to pursue higher education in Warangal.
Early political life
In Warangal, Ganapathy came in touch with the Maoist cadres Nalla Adi Reddy and Kondapalli Seetharamaiah, and eventually he also decided to join the naxalite movement in the country. He was one of the early members of Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War (People's War Group) and grew as General Secretary of the party that is now called as Communist Party of India (Maoist), an output of the merger of People's War Group and Maoist Communist Centre of India (MCCI) that took place in 2004.
Other than Ganapathy he is known by several other aliases viz MupallaLakshmanRao, Shrinivas, Rajanna, Raji Reddy, Radhakrishna, GP, Chandrasekhar, Azith and CS.
Role in Maoist activities
Ganapathy is one of the most wanted persons by the Indian security forces for his role in several naxal activities. National Investigation Agency has announced an award of 1,500,000 for any information leading to his arrest.
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