Yadlapati Venkatarao

Yadlapati Venkata Rao (born 16 December 1919) is an Indian politician, he served as MP for Rajyasabha and ex-minister of united Andhra Pradesh. He turned 100 in December 2019.[1]

Yadlapati Venkatarao
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
Personal details
Born (1919-12-16) 16 December 1919 (age 100)
Amruthallur, Guntur District.
Political partyTelugu Desam Party

Early life and educationEdit

Yadlapati Venkat Rao was born in Bodapadu village of Amruthalur mandal near Tenali.[2] He studied at Andhra Christian College, Guntur and Post-graduated in law from Chennai. He began his career as an advocate in Tenali and later entered politics.

Political careerEdit

Yadlapati Venkat Rao started his political career as MLA to United Andhra Pradesh assembly by getting elected from Vemuru constituency, Guntur district, Andhra pradesh.[3] He was elected three times to Assembly from the same constituency in 1967, 1972 as a candidate from Swatantra party. In 1978 he won as an INC candidate. He lost once in the 1989 general election.

Venkata Rao was elected Guntur Zilla Parishad Chairman (1995–98) before he was nominated to Rajya Sabha in 1998.[4] He was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by N. Chandrababu Naidu during his chief minister tenure, in which position he continued till 2004. Recently, he has celebrated his centenary birthday celebrations, which was felicitated by Chief Minister Mr. Nara Chandrababu Naidu.[5]


  1. ^ https://telugu.asianetnews.com/vijayawada/ex-mp-yadlapati-venkatrao-shocking-comments-on-cm-jagan-q2yn1q
  2. ^ P. Samuel Jonathan (15 December 2018). "Yadlapati will turn 100 tomorrow". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  3. ^ "List of Kamma MLAs in 5th (1978) AP Assembly". Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  4. ^ "List of Former Members of Rajya Sabha (Term Wise)". Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  5. ^ Syamsundar, VL (16 December 2018). "CM Naidu felicitates Yadlapati Venkata Rao couple". India: The Hans. Retrieved 24 June 2019.