Tenneti Viswanadham

Tenneti Viswanadham (1896–1979) was born into Telugu speaking Niyogi Brahmin family. He was a political figure from Visakhapatnam, on the east coast of India. He took an active part in India's struggle for independence. He is remembered now for his role in the establishment of a modern and shore-based steel plant at Visakhapatnam.

Tenneti Viswanadham
Tenneti Vishwanatham statue at Tenneti park Visakhapatnam.JPG
Tenneti Vishwanatham statue at Tenneti Park
Preceded byMaharajkumar of Vizianagram
Succeeded byP. V. G. Raju
Personal details
Lakkavaram, Andhra Pradesh
Political partyProgressive Group

Political worksEdit

Viswanadham was elected to the Madras Legislative Assembly in 1937. During 1951 he served as the leader of the Opposition in the Madras Assembly. He was elected to 4th Lok Sabha from Visakhapatnam constituency. He served as the Minister for Finance and Law for Andhra State after the state was carved out of Madras Presidency.[citation needed]

Viswanadham died in 1979.[citation needed]


Indian postal stamp

A five rupee stamp in his name was released on 10 November 2004 by Department of Posts, India.[1]

Tenneti Park in Visakhapatnam, named after Tenneti Viswanadham

The city of Visakhapatnam has a park named after him. It also has two bronze statues erected in his memory – one was erected right in the heart of the city at Jagadamba Junction, and subsequently another was erected in the Steel Plant township 'Ukkunagaram'.[citation needed] The Greater Municipal Corporation building is called 'Tenneti Bhavanam'. There is a colony named Tenneti Nagar, in Visakhapatnam which is named after him.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Vizag steel plant is a Gandhian's dream come true, says CMD". The Hindu Business Line. 11 November 2004. Retrieved 10 January 2017.

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