Kavuri Samba Siva Rao
Kavuru Sambasiva Rao
Union Minister of Textiles
In office
17 June 2013 – 26 May 2014
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byAnand Sharma
Succeeded bySantosh Kumar Gangwar
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded byBolla Bulli Ramaiah
Succeeded byMaganti Venkateswara Rao
In office
Preceded byKaikala Satyanarayana
Succeeded byAmbati Brahmanaiah
Constituency Machilipatnam
In office
Preceded byMaganti Ankineedu
Succeeded byKolusu Pedda Reddaiah Yadav
Constituency Machilipatnam
Personal details
Born (1943-10-01) 1 October 1943 (age 80)
Eluru, Andhra Pradesh
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Other political
Indian National Congress
Children1 son and 3 daughters
EducationNIT Warangal
As of 16 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Kavuri Sambasiva Rao (born 1 October 1943) is an Indian politician, engineer and industrialist from the state of Andhra Pradesh.[1]

He was the Minister of Textiles at Ministry of Textiles, with cabinet rank, for India in UPA Government from 17 June 2013.[2]

Rao resigned as minister and from the Congress Working Committee by opposing the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in 2014.[3]

Early life and education

Rao was born in 1943. He was educated at NIT Warangal.


He has been a member of the 8th, 9th, 12th, 14th and 15th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Eluru constituency of Andhra Pradesh and is a member of the Bhartiya Janata Party,[4] which he joined on 1 May 2014.

Once he was permanent invitee for Congress Working Committee. Earlier he represented Machilipatnam Lok Sabha constituency in Andhra Pradesh. Kavuri is business entrepreneur in the fields of civil construction and health care. He was elected to Indian Parliament for fives times and member in parliament committee. He had sworn in as Union Cabinet minister for Textiles on 17 June 2013.[5]

On 28 April 2014 he resigned from the Indian National Congress and announced his decision to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).[4] A month earlier he had resigned as the minister, protesting the creation of the State of Telangana. He has also announced that he would not contest the Lok Sabha polls on Indian National Congress ticket.


  1. ^ "K.S. Rao, an engineer, industrialist serving fifth term as MP (Profile)". Business Standard. 2013.
  2. ^ "Who's Who: Minister". Ministry of Textiles. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Sambasiva Rao resigns protesting division of Andhra Pradesh". The Economic Times. 2014.
  4. ^ a b Kalavalapalli, Yogendra (2 May 2014). "Congress minister Kavuri Samba Siva Rao joins BJP". Mint. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Profile". Indian Parliament. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007.