Kadiyam Srihari

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Kadiyam Srihari
Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana
Assumed office
January 25, 2015
Preceded by T. Rajaiah
Constituency Ghanpur (Station)
Minister of Education (Government of Telangana)
Assumed office
January 25, 2015
Personal details
Born (1950-07-08) 8 July 1950 (age 66)
Parvathagiri, Warangal district Telangana
Political party Telangana Rashtra Samithi
Spouse(s) Smt. K. Vinaya Rani
Children Kavya, Divya, Ramya
Residence Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, India

Kadiyam Srihari is an Indian politician, presently Deputy Chief Minister and Education minister of Telangana State.[1] He is Member of Parliament from Warangal constituency from State of Telangana. He was Ex-MLA from Ghanpur(Station) Constituency and Ex-Minister in the cabinets of N.T.Rama Rao and N.Chandra Babu Naidu. He was the PolitBureau member of TDP, and the General Secretary of Telugu Desam party(TDP). He was the Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh from 1995 to 2004 in Marketing,Social Welfare later Education and later Irrigation under the Cabinet of Nara Chandrababu Naidu. He joined TRS party and is its politburo member.[2] He took oath as cabinet minister in Telangana government on 25 January 2015 as a Deputy Chief Minister and also Education Minister.[3]

Early life[edit]

Kadiyam Srihari was born in Parvathagiri, a village in the Warangal district. He attended Zilla Parishat High School in Warangal and, then was awarded a B.Sc from the Arts and Science College in the same city. In 1975, he got a M.Sc from Osmania University, Hyderabad.


Srihari began his professional career as a manager for Syndicate Bank in Nizamabad, where he worked between 1975-77. He then became a teacher, working as a junior lecturer between 1977-1987). During this period, he served as the District President for the Government Junior Lecturers Association in Warangal and also as the State Secretary for the same body in Andhra Pradesh.

He joined politics in February 1987 when he was asked by Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao to join the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). He contested for the position of mayor of Warangal Municipal Corporation. He served as Chairman for Kakatiya Urban Development Authority, Warangal in 1988. He was the District President for TDP in Warangal district from 1987-1994.

Srihari won a seat as a MLA from Station Ghanpur constituency in 1994. He served as minister in the cabinet of Rao, handling at various times the portfolios of Marketing, Social Welfare, Education and Irrigation in the Cabinets of both Rao and Nara Chandrababu Naidu.

In 2004, Srihari lost the general election contest in Station Ghanpur to Dr. Vijaya Rama Rao of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi. He also lost a by-election from the same constituency in 2008.[4]

He played a crucial role in getting pro-Telangana letter from TDP party and also represented TDP in an all-party meeting held in New Delhi.[citation needed]


Srihari announced his resignation from the TDP at Warangal on 11 May 2013, expressing displeasure over the party's ambivalent stand on the Telangana statehood issue. He formally joined the TRS, which supported statehood for the Telangana region, on 15 May 2013.[citation needed] He served as the Member of Parliament from Warangal Parliamentary Constituency and later took oath as cabinet minister in Telangana government on 25 January 2015 as a Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister.

He is a Politburo member in the TRS state committee and also Chairman of training classes programmer for Telangana cadre. He is the chairman of TRS manifesto committee and played a crucial role in representing the aspirations of various sectors of people.

With his vast experience as minister in the past, he was chosen as deputy chief minister and education minister of state of Telangana.

On 11 June 2015 he resigned for Member of parliament as he was offered a ministry in Telangana government because he was elected as MLC (Member of legislative counsil).

Positions held[edit]

  • Minister for Irrigation [5]
  • Minister for Social Welfare
  • Minister for Education
  • Minister for Marketing
  • Minister for Education


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