Rao Remala

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Rao Remala is an Indian software developer, angel investor, and philanthropist. He was the first Indian to be hired at Microsoft in 1981.[1] He was one of the lead developers of the first version of Microsoft Windows. He holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from NIT Warangal. Prior to joining Microsoft, he worked at HCL.[2][3] He is currently an angel investor and philanthropist[4]


Rao Remala was born in T Kothapalem village Nagayalanka Mandalam in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh to a peasant family.[5] He has a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from REC Warangal and master's degree from IIT Kanpur.[4]


  1. ^ LIFS. "Rao Remala Microsoft's First Indian Hire". littleindia.com. Little India. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Manes, Stephen; Paul Andrews (1994). Gates: how Microsoft's mogul reinvented an industry and made himself the richest man in America. Simon & Schuster. p. 221. ISBN 978-0-671-88074-3. 
  3. ^ Allan, Roy A. (2001). A history of the personal computer: the people and the technology. Allan Publishing. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-9689108-0-1. 
  4. ^ a b "Rao V. Remala Executive profile & Biography - Business week". bloomberg.com. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Chidanand, Rajghattal. "Dil da maamla or Bill da maamla? Part II". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. TNN. Retrieved 29 September 2016.