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Palvai Govardhan Reddy

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Palvai Govardhan Reddy (November 20, 1936 – June 9, 2017)[1] was an Indian politician from the Indian National Congress Party and formerly representing the Telangana State as a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha).[1]

Palvai Govardhan Reddy
Palvai Govardhan Reddy.jpg
Honest and seasoned Politician
MP of Rajya Sabha for Telangana
In office
3 April 2012 (shifted to Telangana from AP on 2 May 2014 – 9 June 2017
Succeeded by Banda Prakash, TRS
Constituency Telangana
Personal details
Born (1936-11-20)November 20, 1936
Nadimpally Achampet Mahabubnagar Telangana
Died June 9, 2017(2017-06-09) (aged 80)
Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Political party INC
Spouse(s) Smt Srujamani
Children 3
Residence Idikuda Chandur village, Nalgonda, Telangana

He completed B.A. at Vivekavardhini College, Osmania University.[2]

He was member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly during the terms 1967-72, 1972–78, 1978–83, 1983–85 and 1999-2004. During 2007-09 he was Member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council.[3]



Palvai Govardhan Reddy was born in Nadimpally village, Achampet Mandal, Mahabubnagar district of Telangana on 1936, November 20 to Anasuyamma and Ranga Reddy. He visited his Maternal Grandfather's house, swam in the Dindi River and walked to Kamsanapally village.

He studied till 2nd standard at home in Bangarugadda village, Chandur Mandal Nalgonda district. Having no schooling facilities in his village, he moved to his maternal uncle’s village Sivannagudem Village, Marriguda mandal Nalgonda to complete his education. Due to the Razakar Movement, he had to keep on moving to complete his schooling. He later settled in Hyderabad in 1951 and studied in St. Mary’s High School. He studied in Urdu Medium until 5th Standard and later in Telugu Medium. Reddy completed his Intermediate and Graduation from Viveka Vardhani College, Hyderabad. He continued Viveka Vardhini College in bachelor Arts and passed in 1967, the same year he contested as MLA for the first time.

Personal lifeEdit

He was married to Srujamani in 1962 in Hyderabad, the only daughter of Sarojanamma and late Narayana Reddy residents of Ledalla village, Atmakur Mandal, Warangal district. They had three children Sravan Kumar Reddy (1971), Sravanthi (1973) and Dr Shanthan Reddy (1976).


He died a cardiac arrest on June 9, 2017 when He was on his way to attend a Parliamentary Standing Committee meeting in Kullu Himachal Pradesh.[4]

His InterestsEdit

  • Irrigation
  • Drinking water
  • Agriculture, Horticulture and Sericulture
  • Public Industries
  • Culture
  • Arts and Handicrafts

He was the authority on River water management and water sharing and storage was a major interest. He prepared detailed project reports on Krishna and Godavari river water storage and utilisation. He was a staunch opponent of Pulichintala and Polavaram projects as he believed they never served any purpose for the barren areas of Telangana.


  1. ^ a b "Garikapati Mohan Rao". Government Of India. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Biography: Palvai Govardhan reddy". Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Palvai Govardhan Reddy Biography". Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Congress veteran Palvai Govardhan Reddy dies of cardiac arrest". Retrieved 11 Aug 2017.