Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy

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Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy
9th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
In office
20 September 1982 – 9 January 1983
Preceded byB. Venkataram Reddy
Succeeded byNandamuri Taraka Rama Rao
ConstituencyKurnool (General)
9th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (2nd term)
In office
9 October 1992 – 12 December 1994
Preceded byN. Janardhan Reddy
Succeeded byN. T. Rama Rao
MP (Lok Sabha)
In office
1977–1979, 1984–1989, 1989–1991, 1991–1992, 1996–1998
Personal details
Born(1920-08-16)16 August 1920[1]
Amakathadu, Laddagiri Village, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh
DiedSeptember 27, 2001(2001-09-27) (aged 81)
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)K. Shyamla Reddy
ChildrenTwo sons and three daughters
Alma materBesant Theosophical College, Madanapalle and Madras Law College, Madras(Tamil Nadu)
ProfessionAgriculturist, Lawyer, Sportsman, Political and Social worker
CabinetCabinet Minister, Government of India (1983–1984 and 1991–1992)
CommitteesChairman, Public Accounts Committee (1961–1962), Member, Committee on Estimates (1977–1982), Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation (1990–1991), Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Water Resources (1990–1991)
PortfolioShipping and Transport and for Industry and Company Affairs (1983–1984), Law, Justice and Company Affairs (1991–1992)

Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy (16 August 1920 – 27 September 2001) was the chief minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on two occasions, in 1983 and then from 1992 to 1994. Reddy was a member of the Indian National Congress. He was elected to the Lok Sabha six times in 1977, 1984, 1989, 1991, 1996 and 1998. He was a Union cabinet Minister as well as member of several parliamentary committees. He lost the 1999 elections and subsequently retired from active politics.[2]

Biography and politics[edit]

Born in the remote village of Laddagiri in Kurnool district to the family of a landlord, he began his involvement in politics at gram panchayath level and rose to be involved at national level. He graduated in law but rarely practised due to his political workload. He represented several assembly constituencies in the district but his major breakthrough came in when he was elected as chairman of Zilla Parishad. He held several posts both in the Indian National Congress party and in central and state governments. He is credited as the man of value based politics. After his death "kisanghat" was erected in his memory by the state government.[3]

Personal life[edit]

His son, Kotla Jayasurya Prakasha Reddy, is a Member of Parliament[when?] representing Kurnool Parliamentary constituency for the second term.


  1. ^ "Biographical Sketch of Member of XII Lok Sabha". Parliamentofindia.nic.in. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Vijaya Bhaskar Statistics: Indian Elections 2009". Ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  3. ^ Peddayana, an article in Eenadu daily on 28 September 2001