Silpa Mohan Reddy
Reddy was once named a board member of NG Ranga Agricultural University. He has received the prestigious National Citizens Award from the Indian central government, being honoured along with Mother Teresa. He later joined the Congress party of India. In the 2000 Indian municipal elections, Reddy was denied a spot on the ticket.
Between 2000 and 2004, Reddy participated in several protests with farmers. He also became the honorary president of Nandi Raithu Samakhya. In 2003, he fought for the release of irrigation water from Srisailam Reservoir. In the 2004 Assembly elections, Reddy received a place on the Congress Party ticket, subsequently winning by 49,500 votes over then-TDP minister N. M. D. Farooq. In the 2009 elections, he won by a 32,000-vote margin over Subba Reddy (no relation). Silpa Reddy was then named Minister of Housing.
Besides his career in politics, Reddy is also the co-founder of Silpa Real Estate with his brother Silpa Chakrapani Reddy. This company seeks to help the poor with no-interest financing.
- Publication in Eenadu, Vartha dailies during 1997