Pendyal Raghava Rao

Pendyala Raghava Rao (Telugu: పెండ్యాల రాఘవరావు) (15 March 1917 – 10 September 1987) was an Indian politician.

Pendyala Raghava Rao
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Member of Parliament
ConstituencyHyderabad (Warangal)
Personal details
Born(1917-03-15)15 March 1917
Chinna Pendyal, Warangal district
Died10 September 1987(1987-09-10) (aged 70)
Political partyPeoples Democratic Front (Hyderabad)
Spouse(s)Venkatamma, later Kausalya devi
Children2 sons from Venkatamma, 2 sons and 2 daughters from Kausalya devi

He was the son of Shri Pendyal Ramchander Rao and was born in Chinna Pendyal of the Warangal district in March 1917. He was educated at Warangal High School and married Shrimati Venkatamma in 1934. The couple had 2 sons. After the death of his wife, he married Shrimati Kausalya devi and had 2 sons and 2 daughters from this marriage.

He resisted the Conversion Movement in 1935–36, joined Congress Satyagraha in 1938, and was sentenced to imprisonment with fine of Rs. 300. He later joined Andhra Mahasabha and went underground in 1946 when it was banned. He resisted the Razakar movement and was a member of the Peoples Democratic Front, elected to the 1st Lok Sabha from Hyderabad constituency in 1952. He defeated the famous poet Kaloji Narayan Rao of Indian National Congress, by almost 4000 votes in this election.

His biography with his articles called "Naa Prajaa Jeevitham" was authored by his daughter, K. Neeharini. Raghava Rao died in September 1987 at the age of 70.[1][2]

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