Madapati Hanumantha Rao

Madapati Hanumantha Rao (22 January 1885 – 11 November 1970) was an Indian statesman, poet and a short-story writer. He was the first Mayor of Hyderabad from 1951 to 1954. He is also a Padma Bhushan recipient.

Madapati Hanumantha Rao
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Indian statesman, poet and a short-story writer
Andhra Pradesh Legislative council
Personal details
Born(1885-01-22)January 22, 1885
Pokkunuru, Nandigama Taluk, Krishna district
DiedNovember 11, 1970(1970-11-11) (aged 85)

Revival of the Telugu Language in Nizam's DominionEdit

He helped to found the Andhra Mahasabha. He came to be called the Andhra Pitamaha.[citation needed]

Public workerEdit

He was a member of the Senate and Syndicate of Osmania University.[1]

He held political meetings outside the limits of the Hyderabad state.[citation needed] The first Hyderabad political conference was held in Kakinada in 1923,[2] due to the initiative taken by M. Hanumantha Rao.


  1. ^ Rao, P. Rajeswar (1991). The Great Indian Patriots. Vol. 2. Mittal Publications. p. 226. ISBN 978-8-17099-288-2.
  2. ^ Regani, Sarojini (1956). Highlights of the Freedom Movement in Andhra Pradesh. p. 189.