Kotha Raghuramaiah
Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation
In office
23 December 1976 – 24 March 1977
Preceded byRaj Bahadur
Succeeded byPurushottam Kaushik
Member of Parliament
In office
1951 – 1957
Succeeded byN. G. Ranga
ConstituencyTenali and Guntur
Personal details
Born6 August 1912
Sangamjagarlamudi, Guntur district, Madras Presidency (modern Andhra Pradesh)
Died6 June 1979(1979-06-06) (aged 66)
New Delhi, India
Political partyIndian National Congress

Kotha Raghuramaiah (1912 –1979) was an Indian politician who served as a Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister of Parliamentary Affairs.


Raghuramaiah was born on 6 August 1912 to Kotha Jagannadham and Kotamma in Sangam Jagarlamudi in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, South India. He had two brothers and six sisters. He married Suguna Jampala in 1936. Later, he was married to Lakshmi Raghuramaiah on 3 July 1937.[1]


Raghuramaiah was educated at Andhra Christian College, Guntur and Lucknow University. He studied Bar-at-Law from Middle Temple in United Kingdom. He was awarded gold medal in the All India Inter-University Oratorical Contest (English) held at Lucknow, 1932–33. He was conferred Doctorate Degrees by Andhra University in 1975 and by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati in January 1977.[1]


Raghuramaiah joined Government of India service as Deputy Secretary in the Department of Law. He relinquished the job to enter active politics in 1949. He was elected to the Indian Parliament from Tenali and Guntur. He served as a Union cabinet minister of Defence, Civil Supplies, Petroleum and Chemicals and Parliamentary Affairs.[2][3][4][5]


Raghuraiah served the Indian Parliament for three decades from 1952 to 1979. He died on 6 June 1979.


  1. ^ a b Kotha, Raghuramaiah. "6th Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile".
  2. ^ "Lok Sabha". Archived from the original on 10 February 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2008. Lok Sabha
  3. ^ The Hindu : Metro Plus Vijayawada / Columns : Society that built values
  4. ^ Council Of Ministers
  5. ^ Council Of Ministers