N. P. Jhansi Lakshmi

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N. P. Jhansi Lakshmi
Member of the 8th Lok Sabha for Chittoor
Preceded byP. Rajagopal Naidu
Succeeded byM. Gnanendra Reddy
Personal details
Born(1941-10-20)20 October 1941
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died19 December 2011(2011-12-19) (aged 70)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Political partyTelugu Desam Party

N. P. Jhansi Lakshmi (20 October 1941 – 19 December 2011) was a politician from Andhra Pradesh who was elected to the 8th Lok Sabha and served one term in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

Early life[edit]

Jhansi Lakshmi was born on 20 October 1941 in Visakhapatnam to the family of C. K. Chowdary. She received her education till matriculation.[1]


As a member of the newly formed Telugu Desam Party, Jhansi Lakshmi contested the 1983 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election from Chittoor seat and defeated N. P. Venkateswara Chowdary of the Indian National Congress by a difference of 16,434 votes.[2]

The following year, she stood for and won the general election for the 8th Lok Sabha from Chittoor, obtaining 3,32,543 votes.[3] She was a regional organisor for Women and Child Welfare programs and secretary of Kasturba Centenary Committee.[1] Lakshmi did not complete her term and resigned from the Lok Sabha.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Jhansi Lakshmi married N. P. Veeraraghavulu Naidu on 9 December 1956 and together they had two sons and one daughter.[1] She died on 19 December 2011 at a private hospital in Hyderabad. She had been admitted there after suffering a heart attack ten days earlier.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Members Bioprofile: Jhansi Lakshmi, Smt. N. P." Lok Sabha. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1983 to the Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 159. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Statistical Report on the General Elections, 1984 to the Eighth Lok Sabha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 25. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  4. ^ Jai, Janak Raj (2003). Presidents of India, 1950-2003. Regency Publications. p. 210. ISBN 978-81-87498-65-0.
  5. ^ "Former MLA Dies". The Hindu. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2017.