Aruna Kumari Galla
|Aruna Kumari Galla|
|Ex- Minister for Geology and Mines|
1 December 2010
|Ex- MLA, Chandragiri, Andhra Pradesh|
1 August 1944 |
Diguvamagham, Madras State, India
(now in Andhra Pradesh, India)
|Political party||Present-Telugu Desam Party,
Past-Indian National Congress
|Spouse(s)||Dr. Ramachandra Naidu Galla|
|Residence||Film Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
Aruna Kumari Galla (born 1 August 1944) is the daughter of former Indian Parliamentarian,social activist Paturi Rajagopala Naidu. She was the Minister for Geology and Mines in the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India. and MLA for the Chandragiri constituency. On 8 March 2014, she joined Telugu Desam Party.
Aruna Kumari is married to Dr. Ramachandra Naidu Galla, an industrialist and founder of Amara Raja Group of Companies. She has a B.S. in Computer Science from Lake View College. She worked for the Chrysler Corporation as computer programmer and departmental head for Management Information Systems in the sales division. Her prior roles in her political career include that of President of the Andhra Pradesh Mahila Congress and General Secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee. She was also the MLA for Chandragiri constituency from 1989–1994,1999–2014 and Health Education and Insurance Minister  in the first term of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, late Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, during which time, she was responsible for creating the universal health programme, Aarogyasri. She also held the ministry for Roads and Buildings during second term of Congress government for some time. Aruna Kumari wrote several novels in Telugu.
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