Ravi Narayana Reddy

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Raavi Narayana Reddy
Born5 June 1908
Died7 Sept. 1991
Andhra Pradesh, India
(now in Telangana, India)
MovementIndian independence movement, Telangana Rebellion sons raavi ashok reddy and raavi santosh reddy[1]

Raavi Narayana Reddy, (5 June 1908 – 7 September 1991), was a founding member of the Communist Party of India. He was a leader in the Telangana Rebellion against the rule of Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII. Reddy was also a philanthropist, social reformer,[2] and parliamentarian

Post 1947[edit]

In the 1952 Indian general election, Reddy stood for the People's Democratic Front, (a pseudonym for the banned Communist Party of India), and polled more votes than Jawaharlal Nehru and also the first one entering in the parliament in independent India.[3]

In 1984, a protest over water supplies at Bhuvanagiri, led by Reddy under the auspices of the Jalasadhana Samithi,[clarification needed] led to the filing of 485 nominations for the Nalgonda parliamentary seat, requiring officials to produce the election's longest ballot paper.[citation needed]

An auditorium, the Raavi Narayana Reddy Memorial Auditorium Complex at Banjara Hills in Hyderabad, was built and named in his memory by the Telangana Martyrs' Memorial Trust.[2]

In 2006, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, presented the Raavi Narayana Reddy memorial national foundation award to A.B. Bardhan, Communist Party of India general secretary.[4]

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  2. ^ a b "Patil hints at payment of pension to freedom fighters". The Hindu 22 September 2004. Retrieved 27 March 2011
  3. ^ Guha, Ramachandra (2008). India After Gandhi. Pan Macmillan India. pp. Part2 – chapter 7.7. ISBN 978-0-330-50554-3.
  4. ^ "Bardhan lashes out at critics of Left parties". The Hindu; 10 July 2006. Retrieved 27 March 2011

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