Dr. Panabaka Lakshmi
Union Minister of State for Textile
In office
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare
In office
Succeeded byDinesh Trivedi
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded byDaggubati Purandareswari
Succeeded byMalyadri Sriram
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded byPadmashree Kudumula
In office
Succeeded byVukkala Rajeswaramma
In office
Preceded byVukkala Rajeswaramma
Succeeded byMekapati Rajamohan Reddy
Personal details
Born (1958-10-06) 6 October 1958 (age 64)
Kavali, Andhra Pradesh
Political partyTelugu Desam Party (From 2019)
Other political
SpousePanabaka Krishnaiah
Children2 daughters
Source: [1]

Dr. Panabaka Lakshmi (born 6 October 1958) is an Indian politician and Former Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare (2004-2009) and Union Minister of State for Textile (2009-2014). She represents the Bapatla constituency of Andhra Pradesh and was a member of the Indian National Congress in combined Andhra Pradesh. Now she is a part of Telugu Desam Party (TDP).[1]

Personal life

Dr. Panabaka Lakshmi was born in Kavali, Nellore (Andhra Pradesh) and married Dr. P. Krishnaiah, Ex.I.R.T.S She has two daughters. She completed her M.A. in Public Administration from Andhra University.[2]


She was elected to the 11th, 12th, and 14th Lok Sabha from Nellore and to 15th Lok Sabha from Bapatla. She was the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (2004–09), Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, and Ministry of Textiles (2009–14) in UPA Govt.[3]

She unsuccessfully contested 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Tirupati as a TDP candidate against Balli Durga Prasad Rao of YSRCP.[4] Now she is contesting By-elections from same Tirupati seat, which is vacant following the demise of sitting MP Balli Durga Prasad Rao.[5]


  1. ^ Samdani MN (14 March 2019). "Panabaka Lakshmi in TDP: Congress leaders Panabaka Lakshmi, Harsha Kumar join TDP | Vijayawada News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  2. ^ https://archive.india.gov.in/govt/loksabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=3740. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Minister of State". Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Tirupati Election Results 2019: YSRCP's Balli Durga Prasad Rao has won with 228376 votes". www.timesnownews.com. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  5. ^ Murali, S. (6 April 2021). "Panabaka Lakshmi blames YSRCP, BJP for rise in prices of essential commodities". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 20 April 2021.