Ravi Narayana Reddy

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Ravi Narayana Reddy
Born 4 June 1908
Bollepally, Bhuvanagiri, Nalgonda, Telangana, India
Died 7 Sept. 1991
Andhra Pradesh, India
Movement Indian independence movement, Telengana Rebellion

Ravi Narayana Reddy, (4 June 1908 – 7 September 1991), was a founding member of the Communist Party of India. He was a leader in the Telengana Rebellion against the rule of Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII. Reddy was also a philanthropist, social reformer,[1] and parliamentarian.

Post 1947[edit]

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.[2]

In 1994, a protest over water supplies at Bhuvanagiri, led by Reddy under the auspices of the Jalasadhana Samithi,[clarification needed] led to the filing of 485 nominations for the Nalgonda parliamentary seat, requiring officials to produce the election's longest ballot paper.[citation needed]

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.[1]

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.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Patil hints at payment of pension to freedom fighters". The Hindu 22 September 2004. Retrieved 27 March 2011
  2. ^ Guha, Ramachandra (2008). India After Gandhi. Pan Macmillan India. pp. Part2 – chapter 7.7. ISBN 9780330505543. 
  3. ^ "Bardhan lashes out at critics of Left parties". The Hindu; 10 July 2006. Retrieved 27 March 2011

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