Date of birth : 16-6-1948
Parents : Lakshmamma, Lakshmaiah
Qualifications : B.A.,
Political Background >
As a student leader, he actively took part in the first struggle for creation of Telangana state in 1969. While he was with Congress, he served as Yuvajana Congress General secretary during 1974-78 and as its president during 1979-83.
He served as MLC between 1980- 84 and later became minister of Backward classes and Tribal welfare ministry. He served as joint secretary and as general secretary during the period between 1985-89 and 1988-1989 respectively. In 1989, he was elected MLA from Himayathnagar constituency.
He served as minister of sports and of Youth affairs ministry in the cabinet of Chenna Reddy. Between 1990-92 he was appointed as PCC President. In 1992 he became a member of Rajysabha. Between 2001-2004, he held the responsibility as AICC Secretary and was also appointed as incharge of party affairs in the states of Madhyapradesh, Haryana, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram. He was a member of Rajyasabha during the period 2004-2016, becoming a three time member of the upper house. At present he is serving as AICC secretary.