|Born||8 January 1889|
Purini, Nellore district, Madras Presidency, British India
|Died||13 January 1982 (aged 93)|
|Alma mater||Pachaiyappa's College|
|Notable works||Sangraha Andhra Vignana Kosham|
|Notable awards||Padma Bhushan|
|Children||Anandam, Annapurna, Godavari, Narasimham, Pattabhiram, Venkateswarlu, Vaidehi, Krishnamurti. Simhachalam and Seetharam|
Mamidipudi Venkatarangayya (8 January 1889 – 13 January 1982) was a financial and political scientist and historical writer from Andhra Pradesh, India. He was recipient of the Padma Bhushan in 1968 by the Indian Government.
He was born in Purini village of Kovur taluq in Nellore district, British India, in 1889 to Venkatesayya and Narasamma. He joined the Pachaiyappa's College and completed B.A. in 1907 from Madras University. While working as a Tutor in the Pachiappa's college, he took his M.A. degree in History, Economics and Politics in 1910 from the same university. He actively participated in the Indian Independence Movement during the study period.
He was appointed as Diwan of Vizianagaram Samsthanam in 1927. He joined as principal of Venkatagiri Raja College in Nellore from 1928 to 1931. Later he joined Andhra University as reader in 1931 and became professor in 1938 and retired as principal of University college in 1944.
He was invited by Bombay University to head the Political and Social Sciences department between 1949 and 1952.
He died at his residence at Secunderabad in 1982 at the age of 93 years.
He wrote many books on Indian history, constitution, encyclopedia, panchayati raj and politics.
He married Venkamma and they had ten children: Annapurna, Godavari, Mamidipudi Narasimham, Mamidipudi Seetharam, Mamidipudi Anandam, Mamidipudi Venkateswarlu, Pattabhiram, Mamidipudi Krishnamurti, and Mamidipudi Simhachalam and Vaidehi.
Mamidipudi Anandam is a Chartered Accountant and twice Rajya Sabha member. Shanta Sinha is daughter of Anandam. She was awarded Padma Shri and also the Ramon Magsaysay in the year 2004. Mamidipudi Ravindra Vikram son of M.Anandam was Chartered Accountant Director of Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank and RBI nominee on the Bank of Rajasthan.
Mamidipudi Pattabhiram was Associate Editor of The Hindu. Mamidipudi Krishnamurthi retired as the Chief Controller R&D, Government of India.
Mamidipudi Venkatarangaiya Foundation was established in his memory in 1981 and presently working from Secunderabad. Their fields of working are Child Rights, Health and Natural Resource Management.
Shantha Sinha, Secretary of the Mamidipudi Venkatarangaiya (MV) Foundation, won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 2003.