Dharmapuri Arvind

Dharmapuri Arvind (born 25 August 1976) is an Indian politician who is the current Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from Nizamabad, Telangana.[2] He played first-class cricket match for Hyderabad in 1995/96.[3] He is the youngest of two sons of D. Srinivas who served as a three time Congress MLA from Nizamabad.[4]

Dharmapuri Arvind
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
Preceded byK. Kavitha
ConstituencyNizamabad, Telangana
Personal details
Born (1976-08-25) 25 August 1976 (age 45)
Korutla, Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana), India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Spouse(s)Priyanka Dharmapuri[1]
ChildrenTwo sons[1]
WebsiteOfficial website
Cricket information
Domestic team information
1995–1996Hyderabad (India)
Source: Cricinfo, 16 April 2016

Early life and backgroundEdit

Aravind's father D. Srinivas served as a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and a minister for the state of Andhra Pradesh.[5] His father also served as the president of Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee. His grandfather, Dharmapuri Venkat Ram, was a member of Jan Sangh.[5] Arvind's family belongs to the Munnuru Kapu community, which is categorized as an Other Backward Class by the Indian government.[6]

Cricket careerEdit

Aravind represented Hyderabad in Ranji Trophy,[7] under 19, 21, 23, 25 segments, Moin-ud-Dowlah and also for Under-19 South India as an Opening Batsman.[7]

Political careerEdit

He defeated former TRS MP K. Kavitha, the daughter of Telangana Chief Minister, K. Chandrashekar Rao[8] while defeating world record 184 candidates from Nizamabad Lok Sabha Constituency.[9]

Arvind played a key role in establishing a regional Centre of the Spices Board in Nizamabad.[10] In February 2020, the Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal announced the regional centre with an IAS officer as its director. The board is tasked to provide necessary assistance to the turmeric farmers, bringing them some relief.[10][11]


Arvind founded the Arvind Dharmapuri Foundation,[12] a personal initiative, in the year 2013 to save critically ill impoverished children under the age of 12.[7] The Foundation is marching towards 200 cases, and its services go uninterrupted irrespective of his political milieu.[13]

Key positions heldEdit

No Position Held
1 Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from Nizamabad, Telangana[7]
2 Member of standing committee on Commerce[7]
3 Member, consultative committee, Ministry of Commerce and Industry   

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Arvind Dharmapuri | National Portal of India". www.india.gov.in.
  2. ^ "My father has nothing to do with my joining BJP: D Aravind". The Hindu. 29 June 2018. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Dharmapuri Arvind". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  4. ^ Rao, Ch Sushil (17 August 2017). "TRS MP D Srinivas' son Dharmapuri Arvind may join BJP". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Dharmapuri family associated with Jana Sangh: BJP". www.thehansindia.com. 17 September 2019. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Man behind BJP's rise in Telangana".
  7. ^ a b c d e "Members : Lok Sabha". loksabhaph.nic.in. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  8. ^ "D Arvind: Ranji Player and a giant killer". Deccan Herald. 2 June 2019. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  9. ^ "Arvind Dharmapuri | National Portal of India". www.india.gov.in. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Spices Board regional office comes to Nizamabad". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  11. ^ "Regional centre of Spices Board at Nizamabad announced". The Hindu. 4 February 2020. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  12. ^ "Helping people more satisfying, says MP". The Hindu. 29 October 2019. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  13. ^ "Helping people more satisfying, says MP". The Hindu. 29 October 2019. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 24 November 2020.

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