Bezawada Gopala Reddy

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Bezawada Gopala Reddy
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Born Bezawada Gopala Reddy
August 5, 1907
Nellore, Madras Presidency, British India
(now in Andhra Pradesh, India)
Died March 9, 1997(1997-03-09) (aged 89)
Nationality Indian

Bezawada Gopala Reddy (August 5, 1907 – March 9, 1997) was an Indian politician. He was Chief Minister of the erstwhile Andhra State (28 March 1955 – 1 November 1956) and Governor of Uttar Pradesh (1 May 1967 – 1 July 1972). He was popularly known as Andhra Tagore.[citation needed] Both Gopal Reddy and his wife studied at Santhiniketan established by Rabindranath Tagore. It was during this time that Gopal Reddy took a liking for Tagore’s works and translated many of his books into Telugu.

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Member A.I.C.C., since 1931 ; M.L.A., Madras, 1937–46 ; was Minister Local Administration, Government of Madras, 1937–39 ; President Andhra Pradesh, 1955–56 ; Finance Minister, Madras, 1947 ; Home Minister, Andhra Pradesh, 1956 ; Finance Minister, Andhra Pradesh, 1957 ; M.P. Rajya Sabha, 1958–60, Lok Sabha, 1962 ; Minister of Revenue and Civil Expenditure Government of India, 1958–61 ; Minister for Information and Broadcasting 1962–63 ; resigned under the Kamraj Plan ; Chairman, Children’s Film Society; President: Daskshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha (A.P.) ; Telugu Bhasha Samiti, since 1947 ; A.P. Sahitya Academy, since 1957 ; All-India Chess Federation, since 1959 ; Governor of U.P. since 1 May 1967.

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Awards[edit]

Raja-Lakshmi Award for the year 1989 from Sri Raja-Lakshmi Foundation, Chennai.

Reference:

http://www.reddysociety.com/?q=node/33