Komatireddy Venkat Reddy
Politician
Minister for Cinematography, Roads & Buildings
Government of Telangana
Assumed office
07 December 2023
GovernorTamilisai Soundararajan
Chief MinisterAnumula Revanth Reddy
Preceded by
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
23 May 2019 – 06 December 2023
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byBoora Narsaiah Goud
ConstituencyBhuvanagiri
Member of the Legislative Assembly, Telangana
Assumed office
9 December 2023
Chief MinisterAnumula Revanth Reddy
Preceded byKancharla Bhupal Reddy
Constituency Nalgonda
In office
2 June 2014 – 11 December 2018
Chief MinisterK. Chandrashekar Rao
Preceded byHimself
Succeeded byKancharla Bhupal Reddy
Constituency Nalgonda
Minister for Infrastructure, Investment, Sea Ports, Airports and Natural Gas
United Andhra Pradesh
In office
25 May 2009 – 2 October 2011
Chief Minister
Preceded byMopidevi Venkataramana
Succeeded byGanta Srinivasa Rao
Constituency Nalgonda
Member of Legislative Assembly
United Andhra Pradesh
In office
1999–2014
Chief Minister
Preceded byNandyala Narsimha Reddy
Succeeded byTelangana Assembly Divided
Constituency Nalgonda
Personal details
Born (1965-05-23) 23 May 1965 (age 58)
Brahmana Vellemla, Telangana[1]
NationalityIndian
Political partyIndian National Congress
SpouseKomatireddy Sabitha
Residence(s)Nalgonda, Telangana

Komatireddy Venkat Reddy (born 23 May 1965) is an Indian politician from Telangana.[2] He was a Member of Parliament of Bhuvanagiri Parliament Constituency from 2019. He is the star campaigner of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee from 2022.[3][4] He was Deputy Floor Leader, Telangana Congress Legislative Party and was elected again as MLA of Nalgonda Assembly constituency in 2023.

Early life and education

Komatireddy Venkat Reddy was born on 23 May 1965 as the 8th of the nine children of a farmer, Papi Reddy in Brahmana Vellemla village, Narketpally, Nalgonda district, Telangana.[5] Komatireddy Venkat Reddy attended Amarajeevi Potti Sreeramulu High School, Malakpet, Hyderabad in 1980 for his SSC. Later he completed his Intermediate from N.B. Science College, Pathargatti, Hyderabad in the year 1982. He is a notable alumni of Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad in 1986 where he pursued Bachelors of Civil Engineering (BE).[6]

Political career

Youth Politics

Right from the inception of his career, Komatireddy Venkat Reddy was actively involved in Youth Politics. He always believed that societal change is unprecedented in its pace, scope and depth of impact and everyone is bound to get into reforming it the right way. During his graduation in 1986, he acted as NSUI District Incharge and brought in new agendas such as educational and university reforms.[7]

Positions Held

Komatireddy won as a candidate from Nalgonda assembly constituency four times, in 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014. He was a Minister for Information Technology in YS Rajasekhar Reddy's government.[8] He served as minister for ports. In 2019 he was again elected as Member of Parliament from Bhuvanagiri constituency.

Venkat Reddy has held the following positions;[9]

Year Description
1999 Elected in Assembly elections
  • Member of Legislative Assembly, MLA
2004 Elected in Assembly elections
  • Member of Legislative Assembly, MLA
2009 Elected in Assembly elections
  • Minister for Information Technology, Sports, Youth, Communications
  • Minister for Airports, Ports, Natural Gas Industries
2014 Elected in Assembly elections (4th term)
2019 Elected to 17th Lok Sabha
2023 Elected in Assembly elections
  • Minister for Department of Roads & Buildings and Minister for Cinematography [10][11]

Philanthropy

The Komatireddy Prateek Foundation was established by him in memory of his son Prateek Reddy, who met with an accident on 20 December 2011 on Outer Ring Road in Hyderabad.[12] At a cost of Rs 3.5 crore by the Foundation, he undertook the building of the Prateek Memorial Government Junior College for Boys and Vocational Junior College for Girls in Nalgonda.[13] He operates ambulance services under this organization and runs awareness campaigns for road safety. Every year, Komatireddy Prateek Foundation conducts job mela and provides job opportunities to many unemployed youth in Telangana[14]

References

  1. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha".
  2. ^ "Komatireddy Venkat Reddy Biography".
  3. ^ "Seventeenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile".
  4. ^ "Jagan is YSR's heir apparent: Komati". The Times of India. 14 May 2011. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Komatireddy Venkat Reddy Seventeenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile".
  6. ^ "KOMATIREDDY VENKAT REDDY(Indian National Congress(INC)):Constituency- NALGONDA(NALGONDA) - Affidavit Information of Candidate".
  7. ^ "KOMATIREDDY VENKAT REDDY".
  8. ^ "Komatireddy Venkat Reddy resigns as MLA, Minister". The Hindu. 24 December 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Komati Reddy Venkat Reddy PRSIndia". PRS Legislative Research. 5 October 2022.
  10. ^ The Hindu (9 December 2023). "Portfolios allocated to Ministers in the new Telangana Cabinet". Archived from the original on 21 January 2024. Retrieved 21 January 2024.
  11. ^ India Today (9 December 2023). "Revanth Reddy assigns portfolios to 11 ministers in Telangana Cabinet: Full list". Archived from the original on 21 January 2024. Retrieved 21 January 2024.
  12. ^ "News18.com: CNN News18 Latest News, Breaking News India, Current News Headlines". Ibnlive.in.com. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  13. ^ "2 modern college buildings in memory of ex-minister's son". Times Of India. 5 February 2012.
  14. ^ "Komatireddy Pratik Foundation Job Mela, jobs for 20 thousand people". Telugu Action. 21 October 2022.