Meka Rangaiah Appa Rao
|Meka Rangaiah Appa Rao|
|Member of Legislative Assembly|
|Born||21 March 1915
Nuzvid, Krishna district
|Died||January 31, 2003(aged 87)|
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
Meka Rangaiah Appa Rao shortly M. R. Appa Rao (21 March 1915 – 31 January 2003) was Vice Chancellor of Andhra University, Member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, Minister in Government of Andhra Pradesh, Member of Rajya Sabha and Telugu film producer.
He is the son of Meka Venkatadri Appa Rao, a zamindar (landlord), and was born in Padmanayaka Velama Community FamilyNuzvid, Krishna district. His father was the Maharajah of Nuzvid and an Indian freedom activist having held thousands of acres of land under his control. He was Chairman of Andhra Mahasabha in 1913 and translated and published the "Gita Govinda" in Telugu language. He was recipient of "Kala Prapoorna" from Andhra University in 1953..
He has entered politics and elected to the Madras Legislative Assembly in Madras State legislative assembly election, 1952 from Nuzvid constituency. He was elected to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Nuzvid constituency in 1955 (then Andhra State), 1962, 1967 and 1972 as a member of Indian National Congress. He held the portfolio of Minister of Cultural Affairs in the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
He held the position of Vice Chancellor of Andhra University for two terms between 13 December 1974 and 12 December 1980. He has written Prajaswamika Socialism Pranalikalu (1980) and Bharateeya Chitrakala (1987) in Telugu language and Land Development Banks in Andhra Pradesh (1981) and Round the World (1981) in English.
- Appa Rao M. R., Luminaries of 20th Century, Part I, Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, 2005, pp: 18.
- Venkatadri Appa Rao, Meka (1893-1974), Luminaries of 20th Century, Part II, Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, 2005, pp: 782.
- Statistical Report on General Election, 1951 to the Legislative Assembly of Madras.
- Key Highlights of General Election, 1955 to the Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh
- Key Highlights of General Election, 1962 to the Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh.
- Key Highlights of General Election, 1967 to the Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh.
- Key Highlights of General Election, 1972 to the Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh.
- Successive Vice Chancellors of Andhra University.
- List of Publications of Andhra University.
- "Alphabetical List Of Former Members Of Rajya Sabha Since 1952". 188.8.131.52. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
- "Dr. M.R. Appa Row Campus College, NUZVID | Admissions to 2017 - 2018 Academic Year". Indiastudychannel.com. 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2016-12-01.