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N. Janardhana Reddy
Reddy, 2009
12th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
In office
17 December 1990 – 9 October 1992
GovernorKrishan Kant
Preceded byMarri Chenna Reddy
Succeeded byKotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
17 May 2004 – 18 May 2009
Preceded byM. V. V. S. Murthy
Succeeded byDaggubati Purandeswari
In office
10 October 1999 – 6 February 2004
Preceded byKonijeti Rosaiah
Succeeded byMekapati Rajamohan Reddy
In office
10 March 1998 – 26 April 1999
Preceded byUmmareddy Venkateswarlu
Succeeded byDaggubati Ramanaidu
Minister of Agriculture
Forests & Higher Education

Government of Andhra Pradesh
In office
GovernorKumudben Joshi
Krishan Kant
Chief MinisterMarri Chenna Reddy
Member of Legislative Assembly
Andhra Pradesh
In office
Preceded byV. Bhaskara Saikrishna Yachendra
Succeeded byRaja VVRK. Yachendra Velugoti
12th President of the
Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee
In office
AICC PresidentRajiv Gandhi
Preceded byJalagam Vengal Rao
Succeeded byV. Hanumantha Rao
Minister of Revenue,
Power, Industries & Agriculture

Government of Andhra Pradesh
In office
GovernorSharada Mukherjee
K. C. Abraham
Ram Lal
Chief Minister
Member of Legislative Council
Andhra Pradesh
In office
ChairmanN. Venkata Subbaiah
Leader of the House
ConstituencyAndhra Pradesh
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
Preceded byHimself
Succeeded byV. Vijaysai Reddy
ConstituencyAndhra Pradesh
In office
Preceded byC. Ramachandraiah
Succeeded byHimself
ConstituencyAndhra Pradesh
In office
Preceded byYasoda Reddy
Succeeded byBuddha Madhu Priya
ConstituencyAndhra Pradesh
Personal details
Nedurumalli Janardhana Reddy

(1935-02-20)20 February 1935
Vakadu, Madras Presidency, British India
Died9 May 2014(2014-05-09) (aged 79)[1]
SpouseNedurumalli Rajyalakshmi
As of 12 May, 2006
Source: [1]

Nedurumalli Janardhana Reddy (20 February 1935 – 9 May 2014) was an Indian politician from Andhra Pradesh. A member of the Indian National Congress, he represented the Visakhapatnam constituency in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian legislature. From 1990 to 1992, he served as 12th chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. His wife, Nedurumalli Rajyalakshmi, was a minister in the Government of Andhra Pradesh between 2004 and 2014.

In September 2007, members of the militant Naxal group attempted to assassinate Reddy and his wife; both escaped unharmed.[1][2]

Life and career

Reddy was born in Vakadu on 20 February 1935. After completing his education, he briefly worked as a teacher in a Vakadu school. He entered politics in 1972 and was elected to the Rajya Sabha. In 1978, he became the general secretary of the state congress, he was later elected to the Legislative Council. In his five-decade political career, he also served as a state minister and a legislator, He is the key person who laid foundation for development of technology park named “Sri.. Rajiv Gandhi Technology Park “ at Madhapur. Mr.Reddy worked until 1983 in Andhra Pradesh state government, serving as a minister in cabinets headed by Chief Ministers T. Anjaiah, Bhavanam Venkatram, and Kotla Vijayabhaskara Reddy.[3] He was elected to Lok Sabha thrice, one each from the Bapatla (1998), Narsaraopet (1999) and Visakhapatnam (2004) constituencies.[4] He represented Visakhapatnam as a congress member, and he served as President of the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee in 1988.[3][4] He joined Channa Reddy's cabinet in 1989, serving as Revenue Minister.

After Reddy quit the position of Chief Minister, Janardhan Reddy succeeded him, ascending to the Chief Ministership in 1990. Communal riots in Hyderabad presented a challenge; Reddy was credited with bringing law and order to the region in a short time.[3] He was the first Chief Minister to ban the militant Naxalite People's War Group.[3] One important decision during his career was the privatization of professional education.[4] Many medical and engineering colleges in the private sector were permitted to operate during his tenure. Kotla Vijayabhaskara Reddy succeeded him as Chief Minister in October 1992.[5][6] Members of the Naxalite extremist group, which Reddy had earlier outlawed, attempted to assassinate him on September 7, 2007. The attempt occurred while he was travelling with his family to his home village of Vakadu.[6] Although three of his followers died in the incident, Reddy and his wife escaped unharmed. Reddy was elected to the Rajya Sabha again in 2010, where he served until his death.[3] In his final years, Reddy suffered from a liver ailment and Parkinson's disease.[7][failed verification] He died in 2014 after prolonged illness, survived by his wife Rajyalaxmi and his four sons.[4][5][8]

Political history

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The chairman, Rajya Sabha and Vice President, Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari administering the oath of office to Dr. N. Janardhana Reddy a newly elected Member of Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh, in New Delhi on April 27, 2009

See also


  1. ^ a b Special correspondent (10 May 2014). "Former Chief Minister Nedurumalli dead". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  2. ^ Rangarajan, D. (8 September 2007). "Janardhana Reddy escapes bid on life". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Remembering N. Janardhan Reddy". Deccan Chronicle. Deccan Chronicle. 10 May 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d "Former Andhra Pradesh CM N Janardhana Reddy dead". The Indian Express. The New Indian Express. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  5. ^ a b c "Former Andhra Pradesh CM N Janardhan Reddy dead". The Economic Times. The Economic Times. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Former AP CM Janardhan Reddy dead". Business Standard India. Business Standard. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  7. ^ "AP's Ex-CM Janardhana Reddy Dies Aged 80". International Business Times. International Business Times. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Janardhan Reddy Dies". NDTV. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2021.