Gali Muddu Krishnama Naidu

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Gali Muddu Krishnama Naidu
గాలి ముద్దుకృష్ణమ నాయుడు
Member of Legislative Assembly, Andhra Pradesh
In office
Preceded byKB Siddaiah
Succeeded byReddivari Rajasekhar Reddy
Member of Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byReddivari Rajasekhar Reddy
Succeeded byPosition Abolished
Member of Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byChengareddy Reddyvari
Succeeded byR.K Roja
Personal details
Born(1947-05-26)26 May 1947
Venkatramapuram, Chittoor, Madras Presidency, British India[a]
Died7 February 2018(2018-02-07) (aged 70)
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Political partyTelugu Desam Party

Gali Muddu Krishnama Naidu (Telugu: గాలి ముద్దుకృష్ణమ నాయుడు; 26 May 1947 – 7 February 2018) was an Indian politician[1][2] from Andhra Pradesh. He served as Minister of Higher Education, Andhra Pradesh. He was elected for a record six terms to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, five times from the former Puttur constituency and once from the Nagari constituency.

Early life[edit]

Gali Muddu Krishnama Naidu was born on 26 May 1947, in Venkatramapuram village of Ramachandrapuram mandal in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh.[a] His father was G. Rama Naidu and his mother was G. Rajamma. He was the youngest of three children; he had an older sister Duttuluri Jayalakshmi and an older brother Gali Dhanunjaya Naidu.

Naidu graduated with a BSc and obtained a master's degree in arts as well as a law degree. Before he joined politics, he taught as a college lecturer in Guntur.

Political career[edit]

Naidu joined politics after a successful career in teaching. He joined the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) where he enjoyed the support of its founder member, N.T. Rama Rao, who founded the party in 1983. He was elected five times to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly for the TDP from the Puttur constituency.

After some differences with the TDP, he left to join the Indian National Congress party, where he contested a ticket and won the election in 2004. He subsequently resigned from the congress and rejoined the TDP in 2008; he was then re-elected to his sixth (and final) term to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 2009, this time for the Nagari constituency. By now the Puttur constituency had been dissolved into the Nagari constituency following the delimitation of constituencies in 2008.

He held a cabinet post in the Ministry for Education, as Minister of Higher Education. When serving as a minister, he held education and forest portfolios.

Naidu officiated over many development works in the city of Puttur, including the construction of a road-over-bridge at the Santhi theatre level crossing,[3] and the Puttur to Chittoor highway.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Naidu was married to Smt G. Saraswathi from Velanjeri village in Tamil Nadu. He had two sons, named Bhanu Prakash Gali and Jagadish Prakash Gali, and a daughter named Lavanya Gali.

As well as being a teacher, he was an agriculturist and enjoyed reading books.

He underwent heart surgery three months before his death.[5]


Naidu was admitted to a private hospital in Hyderabad on 3 February 2018 to receive treatment for dengue fever. He died four days later from multiple organ failure.[5]


a At the time of Naidu's birth, Chittoor was in the Madras Presidency (this became the Madras Province shortly thereafter and later the Madras State), and is now in the state of Andhra Pradesh which was newly formed nine years after Naidu was born.


  1. ^ Rahul, N. (7 February 2018). "Former A.P. Minister Gali Muddukrishnama Naidu passes away". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Rich tributes paid to YSR on 61st birth anniversary". The Indian Express. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Proposals finalised for Aththipattu-Puttur line". The Hindu. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Highway: a dream come true". The Hindu. 9 October 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Former minister and TDP leader Gali Muddu Krishnama Naidu passes away at 70". The Times of India. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 7 February 2018.