Anam Vivekananda Reddy
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Anam Vivekananda Reddy
|Member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly|
|Born||23 December 1950|
Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Died||25 April 2018 (aged 67)|
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
|Political party||INC till 2015 and TDP|
|Children||Anam Chenchu Subba Reddy, Anam Ranga Mayur Reddy|
Anam Vivekananda Reddy was born in Nellore to Anam Venkata Reddy. He was also the nephew of the late Anam Chenchu Subba Reddy, political leader from Andhra Pradesh during pre and post-Indian independence. He was the brother of Anam Ramanarayana Reddy, who was the minister for Information and Public Relations in the cabinets of Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy and Konijeti Rosaiah, as well as the minister for finance in the cabinet of N. Kiran Kumar Reddy. One of his cousins, Musunuru Vinod Kumar also started his political career in the Aam Aadmi Party, as Youth Convenor. Viveka gained a B.A from V.R.College, Nellore.
Anam Vivekananda Reddy was married to A. Himavathi from Duvvuru, a district in Nellore and they have two sons together Anam Chenchu Subba Reddy, and Anam Ranga Mayur Reddy who are also actively participating in politics in Nellore. Sports and games were Viveka's hobbies. Anam Vivekananda Reddy shows special interest to spend time with children.
Vivekananda Reddy was elected a Member of Legislative Assembly thrice to the AP Assembly. He also served as President of District Land Mortgage Bank, Nellore (1982), Councillor and Vice-Chairman of Nellore Municipality (1982), President of District Central Co- Operative Bank, Nellore, Correspondent and Secretary of S.V.G.S. College, Nellore (1988) and V.R. College, Nellore (1988), Chairman of Sri Venugopala Swmay Temple, Nellore (1994), Municipality of Nellore (1995) and President of Chamber of Municipal Chairman, 1996.
Having been in politics for many years, Vivekananda Reddy retired in 2014, which allowed his sons to succeed him in politics. The Anam brothers are political rivals of the Mekapati brothers in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. Congress Party MP Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy was and his MLA brother Mekapati Chandra Sekhar Reddy remain strong supporters of YSR Congress Party and Jagan Mohan Reddy. In 2016, the Anam brothers joined the Telugu Desam Party.
- "Naidu pays his last respects to Vivekananda Reddy". The Hindu. 27 April 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2019.