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Ramesh Rathod

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Ramesh Rathod
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded byAllola Indrakaran Reddy
Succeeded byGodam Nagesh
Member Of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byAjmeera Govind Naik
Succeeded byAjmeera Govind Naik
Personal details
Born(1966-10-20)20 October 1966
Tadihatnur, Narnoor, British India
Died29 June 2024(2024-06-29) (aged 57)
Adilabad, Telangana, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Other political
Source: [1]

Ramesh Rathod (20 October 1966 – 29 June 2024) was an Indian politician from the state of Telangana. He was born in Tadihadpanur of Adilabad District and belonged to the Bharatiya Janata Party from 2021. In the 2009 election he was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) from the Telugu Desam Party to the Lok Sabha from the Adilabad constituency of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh.[1]

Political career[edit]

A first-time MP, he belonged to the Scheduled Tribes caste. A grassroots politician, he had a long association with local causes in the state. He was elected to Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Assembly in 1999 from Khanapur Assembly Seat (reserved for STs). He was also the Chairman of the Adilabad Zilla Parishad (2006–09). His wife, Mrs Suman Rathod represented the Khanapur assembly seat (2009–14) and also he was elected as MLA from Khanapur assembly. He contested from the Congress party in the 2018 Telangana assembly elections.

In June 2021, he joined BJP following a controversial resignation of Etela Rajender.[2] He unsuccessfully contested from Kanapur in the 2023 Assembly polls and was denied a ticket from Adilabad in the Lok Sabha elections 2024.


Rathod died whilst being moved to a hospital in Hyderabad, on 29 June 2024, at the age of 57. He had been admitted to a private hospital, in Adilabad, due to multiple organ failure, after vomiting and experiencing upper gastrointestinal bleeding.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Election Commission of India". Archived from the original on 19 May 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2009.
  2. ^ Hymavathi, Ravali (14 June 2021). "Telangana: BJP Leader Bandi Sanjay Welcomes Eatala Rajender To The Party". The Hans India. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  3. ^ The Hindu (29 June 2024). "Former Adilabad MP Rathod Ramesh passes away". Archived from the original on 29 June 2024. Retrieved 29 June 2024.
  4. ^ "BJP EX MP Ramesh Rathod passes away". ap7am. 29 June 2024. Retrieved 13 July 2024.
Preceded by Member of Parliament from Adilabad
Succeeded by