T. Subbarami Reddy
T. Subbarami Reddy (born 17 September 1943) is an Indian industrialist, politician and a philanthropist.
He was born to T. Babu Reddy and Rukmini Amma at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. He did B.Com. from Nizam College, Hyderabad. His uncle, is the comic actor in Telugu Movies Ramana Reddy(Tikkavarapu Venkata Ramana Reddy).
He founded the Gayatri holdings and has been in the field of business for the last 35 years involved in the construction activity, sugar industry, chemical industry, State's development.
He received a Gold Medal by the then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, for his great contribution in the construction of the then world's biggest dam Nagarjuna Sagar Project in Andhra Pradesh in 1967. Reddy was the mud contractor for this dam.
He was Chairman of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Board (T.T.D.) since 2004, National Panorama Festival Committee in 1992, National Film Award Jury in 1994 and 1997, Andhra Pradesh Cultural Federation in 1994 and Member of Central Film Censor Board, 1983-85. Also, he says he respects traditions very much.
He has produced a number of Hindi, Telugu and Tamil films. He received a national award for the best feature film for producing Sanskrit film Bhagwat Gita. He has also produced a Hindi film, Swami Vivekananda in 1998.
He is a member of the Indian National Congress. He was Member of the Parliament of India representing Andhra Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament and Lok Sabha, the lower house since 1996.
He was elected to 11th and 12th Lok Sabha twice in 1996 and 1998 from Visakhapatnam constituency. He was elected as Rajya Sabha member in 2002 and continued in the position for the third term. He was member of various parliamentary committees. He was also Minister of State in the Ministry of Mines between 2006 and 2008. On 15 June 2012, T.Subbarami Reddy lost the election for Nellore constituency by a massive margin of 290,000 votes to YSRCP's Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy.
- 1993: National Film Award
- State Awards
- Kala Samrat by Maharashtra Government, 1988,
- Kala Ratna by Lt. Governor, Delhi, 1989,
- Kala Ratna by Telugu Academy, 1993,
- Honorary doctorate by Mangalore University in recognition of social work
- Life Time Achievement Award by American Telugu Association in 2002 for contribution to film industry and social work
- Yuva Ratna Award by TSR Yuvasena Fans Domalaguda Chapter
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