Date of birth : 24-8-1949
Parents : Marri shashidhar Reddy (Former Chief Minister)
Spouse : Indira Reddy
children : Two Sons and a Daughter
Qualifications : MS(USA)
Political Background >
Marri Shashidhar Reddy is the second son of Marri Chenna Reddy, former Chief minister of AP. He is an agriculture graduate from Agricultural University in Rajendranagar and did MS in USA. He has four electoral victories to his credit in the elections held in the years, 1992,1994,2004 and 2009.
He also served as Vice chairman of National Disaster management agency. He was quite active in politics when his father, Marri Chenna Reddy was serving as chief Minister.
In 1989, he was appointed as PCC Joint Secretary and then went on to hold the post of PCC General Secretary in 1955. In the by polls held to the constituency left vacant after Marri Chenna Reddy was appointed as governor of Goa in 1992, Marri Shashidhar Reddy contested on behalf of Congress and secured victory with a huge majority. He continued his winning spree emerging victorious in a row during elections 1994, 2004 and 2009.
He served as the convenor of the task force set up central government in 2004 to study the Naxalite issue and suggest solutions. As a member of the committee, he toured extensively in states affected by Left ideology extremism and submitted his report.
Under UPA tenure which began in 2009, he was appointed member of disaster management and later elevated to the post of Vice-Chairman of the committee. He visited several countries to study the best of practices employed in Disaster management and tried bringing changes to our disaster management approach. He even had endured imprisonment in during the first spell of Telangana Movement led by Marri Chenna Reddy.