Pusapati Vijayarama Gajapati Raju

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Pusapati Vijayrama Gajapati Raju
Member of Parliament
In office
Preceded byKarri Narayana Rao
Succeeded byDr. Anand Gajapati Raju Poosapati
In office
Preceded byTenneti Viswanadham
Succeeded byDronamraju Satyanarayana
In office
Preceded byGam Malludora
Succeeded byMaharajkumar of Vizianagram
Personal details
Born(1924-05-01)1 May 1924
Vizianagaram, Vizianagaram estate (now in Andhra Pradesh, India)
Died14 November 1995(1995-11-14) (aged 71)
Political partySocialist Party
Indian National Congress
Residence(s)Phool Bagh Royal Palace, Fort Vizianagaram

Maharaja Pusapati Vijayrama Gajapati Raju D.Litt. was an Indian parliamentarian and philanthropist. He was the eldest son of Maharaja Alak Narayanadev Gajapathi Raju and Vidyavathi Devi [1] of Vizianagaram estate in Andhra Pradesh.[2] He was born at Phool Bagh Palace in Vizianagaram.

He purchased the Korukonda Palace and the 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) of land surrounding it and donated it to the Government of India for the establishment of the Sainik School in 1961–1962. It is one of the 20 Sainik Schools established in India and the only one in Andhra Pradesh.[3]

He was elected as a member of the Madras and Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assemblies during 1952–1956 and 1956–1957 respectively. He again became a member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly between 1960 and 1971 and served as a Minister in the State Council of Ministers and held various important portfolios. He was elected to the second and fifth Lok Sabha from Visakhapatnam parliamentary constituency in 1957–1960 and 1971–1977 respectively. He was also elected to the sixth and seventh Lok Sabha from Bobbili parliamentary constituency in 1977–1980 and 1980–1984 respectively.[4]

Raju served as the president of the Andhra Cricket Association.

Mewar coat of arms
Branches of the Sisodia Clan
Coat of Arms of Vijayanagaram

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  1. ^ "Vijayanagaram Maharani Dead". The Indian Express. 8 March 1957. p. 8. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 September 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Pusapati Vijayarama Gajapati Raju". in.com/. Archived from the original on 25 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Members Bioprofile". 47.132. Archived from the original on 2 May 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2010.

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