Anam Vivekananda Reddy

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Anam Vivekananda Reddy
Member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
In office
1999–2014
ConstituencyNellore Rural
Personal details
Born(1950-12-23)23 December 1950
Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died25 April 2018(2018-04-25) (aged 67)
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Political party INC till 2015 and TDP
Spouse(s)Himavathi Anam
ChildrenAnam Chenchu Subba Reddy, Anam Ranga Mayur Reddy
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/viveka.anam

Anam Vivekananda Reddy, better known as Anam Viveka, was an Indian politician from Andhra Pradesh. He was a member of Indian National Congress and joined the Telugu Desam Party in 2016.

Early life[edit]

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.

Personal life[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

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.

Political career[edit]

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.

Death[edit]

Anam Vivekananda Reddy died on 25 April 2018 at KIMS Hospital, Hyderabad after prolonged illness. [1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naidu pays his last respects to Vivekananda Reddy". The Hindu. 27 April 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Andhra-Pradesh/2018-03-02/Anam-Viveka-hospitalised-/362857
  3. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/toierrorfound.cms?url=https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/amaravati/telugu-desam-party-leader-anam-vivekananda-passes-away/amp_articleshow/63907237.cms