Kavuri Samba Siva Rao

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Kavuru Sambasiva Rao
Minister of Textiles
In office
17 June 2013 – 26 May 2014
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Preceded by Anand Sharma
Succeeded by Santosh Kumar Gangwar
Constituency Eluru
Personal details
Born (1943-10-01) 1 October 1943 (age 73)
Eluru, Andhra Pradesh
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Hemalata
Children 1 son and 3 daughters
Residence Eluru
Education NIT Warangal
Religion Hindu
As of 16 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Kavuri Sambasiva Rao is an Indian politician, engineer and industrialist from the state of Andhra Pradesh.[1]

He was the Minister of Textiles at Ministry of Textiles, with cabinet rank, for India in UPA Government from 17 June 2013.[2]


He has been a member of the 8th, 9th, 12th, 14th and 15th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Eluru constituency of Andhra Pradesh and is a member of the Bhartiya Janat Party,[3] which he joined on May 1, 2014.

Once he was permanent invitee for Congress Working Committee. Earlier he represented Machilipatnam Lok Sabha constituency in Andhra Pradesh. Kavuri is business entrepreneur in the fields of civil construction and health care. He was elected to Indian Parliament for fives times and member in parliament committee. He had sworn in as Union Cabinet minister for Textiles on 17 June 2013.[4]

On 28 April 2014 he resigned from the Congress and announced his decision to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). A month earlier he had resigned as the minister, protesting the creation of the State of Telangana.He has also announced that he would not contest the Lok Sabha polls on Congress ticket.


  1. ^ "K.S. Rao, an engineer, industrialist serving fifth term as MP (Profile) | Business Standard". business-standard.com. 2013. 
  2. ^ "Who's Who: Minister". Ministry of Textiles. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Congress minister Kavuri Samba Siva Rao joins BJP". live mint. 2 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Profile". Indian Parliament. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007.