Naini Narshimha Reddy

Nayini Narsimha Reddy (12 May 1934 – 22 October 2020) was an Indian politician. He served as the first Home Minister of Telangana from 2014 to 2018.[2] He also took charge of portfolios including Prisons, Fire Services, Sainik Welfare, Labour and Employment. He was the Member of Legislative Council (MLC) of Telangana.He was the Senior Labour Leader in Telangana. A senior leader of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Reddy fought alongside K. Chandrashekar Rao for the statehood of Telangana.[3][4]

Nayini Narsimha Reddy
Nayini Narsimha Reddy.jpg
Minister of

Home, Law, Prisons, Fire services, Sainik welfare, Labour and Employment

(Government of Telangana)
In office
June 2, 2014 – December 11, 2018
Minister of

Technical Education, Labour and Employment

(Government of Andhra Pradesh)
In office
Personal details
Born(1934-05-12)May 12, 1934
Neredugommu, Hyderabad State, British India (present-day Telangana, India)
DiedOctober 22, 2020(2020-10-22) (aged 86)
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Political partyTelangana Rashtra Samithi
Spouse(s)Nayini Ahalya Reddy [1]
Alma materHSC (12th at present)

Early life and educationEdit

He was born and grew up in Neredugommu village of Devarakonda, Nalgonda district to a farmer couple, Devaiah Reddy and Subadhramma.[5] He was educated up to HSC. He mainly took active role in 1969 Telangana Agitation and started his political career from Janata Party.[citation needed]


He was first a labor union leader in VST industries. He took to active politics in Hyderabad as he had migrated to Hyderabad in the 1970s. He took active role in Telangana movement in 1969. He won three times as MLA from Musheerabad Constituency in Hyderabad. He was a Cabinet Minister of Technical Education in Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy's Cabinet from 2005 to 2008 in Government of Andhra Pradesh. He was the leader to form Telangana and took part in an active role with KCR and Senior Leader from TRS Party.[citation needed]

He joined Telangana Rashtra Samithi after K. Chandrashekhar Rao launched the party in 2001 and has been one of the key leaders in the movement. He won as MLA from TRS Party in 2004 Elections. He became the first Home Minister in the newly formed state of Telangana in K. Chandrashekhar Rao's cabinet. He was Member of Legislative Council (MLC) from Governor Quota. He was the Advisor for VST Labour Union Industries.[6]


In October 2020, Reddy was hospitalized with symptoms of COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in India. He tested positive for the disease on 28 September 2020; his wife (who was hospitalized), eldest son and son-in-law also tested positive. On 9 October, he tested negative, but his condition continued to deteriorate owing to lung infection and post COVID complications, according to a statement from Apollo Hospitals. He died from extensive lung damage on 22 October 2020 at 12:25 AM at the age of 86.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ "Telangana Former minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy's wife passes away". The Hans India.
  2. ^ "KCR to Be Sworn in Telangana State's First CM on June 2". Deccan-Journal. Retrieved 2 June 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Council of Ministers". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Telangana State ushers in its first Bonalu". Hindu-Journal. Retrieved 14 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Rahul, N. (22 October 2020). "Nayani Narasimha Reddy: from a trade union leader to State Home Minister". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Among the 1st voices for separate Telangana, Nayini Narasimha Reddy falls to Covid-19". Hindustan Times. 22 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Former Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy passes away". The Hindu. 21 October 2020. Retrieved 21 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Nayini Narasimha Reddy, former Telangana Home Minister dies at 86". The Hans India.
  9. ^ "Telangana: Naini Narsimha Reddy Health Condition Is Critical". Sakshi Post.
Political offices
Preceded by
Position Established
Home Ministry of Home Telangana
Succeeded by
Mohammad Mahmood Ali