Bezawada Gopala Reddy
|Bezawada Gopala Reddy
|Born||Bezawada Gopala Reddy
August 5, 1907
Nellore, Madras Presidency, British India
(now in Andhra Pradesh, India)
|Died||March 9, 1997(aged 89)|
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. 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.
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.