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Kamma is a caste found in the south Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu. They constitute about 5% of Andhra Pradesh's population which would make them the fifth largest community there. There are significant numbers of this community in the state of Karnataka as well. In the last decades of the previous century some of them migrated to other parts of the world, particularly to the US, UK and Australia.
There are many theories about the origins of the word "Kamma" and the social group known as Kammas but none is conclusive. One theory is that the people who lived in the Krishna valley, where Buddhism prevailed, got the name from Theravada Buddhist concept of Kamma (Pali) or Karma (Sanskrit). This region was once known as Kammarashtram / Kammarattam / Kammanadu, which was under the control of Pallavas, Eastern Chalukyas and Telugu Chodas. Inscriptions mentioning Kammanadu are available since Pallava times (4th century AD). Kammas grew to prominence during the Kakatiya reign. In the middle ages they held important positions in their army. Two Kamma chieftains, Musunuri Prolaya Nayaka and Musunuri Kapaya Nayaka served the Kakatiya king Prataparudra. After the fall of Warangal they united the Nayaka chieftains, wrested Warangal from the Delhi Sultanate and ruled for 50 years. Subsequently many Kammas migrated to the Vijayanagar kingdom. During the Vijayanagar rule Kamma Nayaks formed the bulwark of its army and were Governors in Tanjore, Madurai and Coimbatore areas of Tamil Nadu. For instance, Krishnadevaraya sent a Cheiftain Pemmasani Vishwanatha Nayudu to suppress the rebellion of his father Pemmasani Nagama Nayudu in Madurai. Later, Vishwanatha Nayudu was made Governor of Madurai. The Pemmasani Kamma clan still has a Zamindari near Madurai called Nayakarpatti. An interesting historical episode was that a Kamma Nayak Pemmasani Thimma Nayudu saved the life of Krisnadeva Raya in the battle of Raichur and the grateful king made him the Governor of Gandikota (Cuddapah district). Thimma Nayudu constructed a large number of temples in Rayalaseema region. Kammas controlled parts of south and north Tamil Nadu for several years under the title of Nayacker, which was a legacy of the Vijayanagar Empire. Thirumala Nayak of Madurai was the most famous among them. A recent census showed there are over seven hundred thousand Kammas in Tamil Nadu. After the decline of major kingdoms they still owned large fertile lands. Owing mainly to this they continued to dominate in the villages as village heads, especially in coastal A.P.,
much akin to the Reddys in the western parts of the state. One of the well-known dynasties that is linked to the Kamma community is the Vasireddy dynasty in Amaravati, established around 1413 AD. The prominent ruler was Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu
Important components of the development of the Kamma community are: Their embrace of education. Among the non-Brahmin communities, Kammas were one of the first to take to education in large numbers. Over a period of 10 years, in Guntur District alone, 130 High schools were established by their initiative. Zamindars of Challapalli and Kapilewarapuram founded many schools and libraries. Historically, they have been one of the wealthy communities in Andhra Pradesh; in the recent past, their pace of increase in wealth only accelerated due to their success in business, farming, arts and movie industry, education, medicine, engineering, and high technology. They have a progressive social outlook and work hard at anything they take up. They were adept farmers and as a consequence of the changes that affected the economic landscape of rural India down the centuries, they became prosperous. Kammas gradually diversified into other specialties such as films, media, academia, medicine, business, real estate, industries etc,. Even though they fall less in number to the Brahmin Social Reformers, Poets and famous Politicians in the whole of Andhra history, they have made good inroads in the recent past. They have an enterprising and diligent nature. Kammas can claim credit for introducing modern agricultural techniques in the state. Today, some of the most efficient professional institutions in the state are run by the Kammas. They are generally found in roles ranging from large scale industries to small scale businesses. Kamma caste is considered a regional caste mainly based in Andhra. One admirable characteristic about them is their recognition and belief in the dignity of labor, and are not above lending a hand to hired help and doing some field work
themselves in agriculture if they see a need, which is generally considered something to be avoided in India by the upper castes. Many Kammas in villages are not only peasants but are landlords as well. The Kamma community can also be found in large numbers in Anantapur, Chittoor, Bellary, Nizamabad, Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy and Khammam districts besides their significant presence in Guntur, Krishna, Godavari, Nellore and Prakasham Districts of Coastal Andhra Pradesh. In Tamil Nadu they can be found in Coimbatore, Thirunelveli, Tutucorin, Kovilpatti, Madurai, Theni, Karur, Dindigal, North Arcot and South Arcot districts.
ZamindarisAmaravati (Vasireddy clan) Challapalli (Yarlagadda clan) Kapileswarapuram (Bulusu clan) Rangapuram (Adusumalli clan) Muktyala (Vasireddy clan) Nayakarpatti near Madurai (Pemmasani clan)
List of famous Kammas
Poets/Scholars Kaviraju Tripuraneni Ramaswamy Choudary : Rationalist, Social reformer and writer. Tenugulenka Tummala Seetha Rama Murthy Chowdary : Telugu poet. Rasarekha Suryadevara Sanjiva Dev : Popularly Known as Sanjiva Dev. An eminent painter, writer, philosopher, art critic and above all an aesthete. He was a rare personality among Telugus. His works can be found at Roerich Museum in New York. Kalaprapurna Pandita Kotha Satya Narayana Chowdary : Wrote about 70 books; Famous for his critic of Ramayana Kalpavruksha of Viswanatha Satyanarayana. Tripuraneni Gopi Chand : Telugu novelist, short story writer, editor, essayist, playwright and film director. Gopichand's writings are remarkable for an interplay of values, ideas and 'isms' - materialism, rationalism, existentialism, realism and humanism. He is celebrated for his second novel 'Asamardhuni Jeevita Yatra' which is the first psychological novel in Telugu literature.
Chilukuri Narayana Rao : Well-known Lexicographer. who . historian and scholar. Telugu Mandalika Shabdakosam. V. Dr. Tirupati. with special concern for the downtrodden.Balala Shabdaratnakaram.Teluguvari Janapada Kalaaroopaalu. Visiting Faculty. Mattimanishi is one of her best novels which is a landmark in modern Telugu fiction. Andhra Naatakaranga Charitra. She has published around 40 novels and 10 short story collections. Founder member of Prajanatyamandali. Famous Literary works . Kanniti Keratala Vennela and Gulabeelu. Published 17 works characterized by altruism and universal love. Vaddera Chandi Das (a.a. Nataratnaalu etc. Medasani Mohan : Satavadhani and the celebrated Philomath. Mikkilineni Radha Krishna Murthy : Character artist (Films). S.An outstanding Parliamentarian. Madison. Did important research in Theatre and Telugu folk arts . Prof. Velcheru Narayana Rao : Krishnadevaraya Professor of Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin. Popuri Lalita Kumari : Known as Olga.k.Dr. Prof. Sahaja. Andhrula Ana Asalukadha and Harikadha Sarwaswamu. Noted authority on the Semantics and Philology of Telugu language. Linguist and former Vice Chancellor. Literary Critique and a famous scholar in Dravidian Linguistics. Novelist and Sahitya Academy Award Winner. Kanneetigadha and Toorpu Vaakillu (Poetry) Vasireddy Seetha Devi : An acclaimed writer in Telugu. Director of Annamacharya project at TTD. Famous among them are Kavanavijayam (Play). Prof Chekuri Rama Rao : known as CHERA for the literary world. Koduri Kousalya Devi : Popular novelist Papineni Siva Shankar : Poet with progressive ideals. Vaikrapada Swarupa Nirupanamu. Telugu expert and literary critic. Ranga (Gogineni Ranganayakulu) .G. USA. Published "Andhra Bhaashaa Charitram" (1937) and a revised version of Sankaranarayana's English . Intellectual/Academians Prof N. University. Manavi. Her works include Sweccha. Cornell University. Cherukuri Brahmeswara Rao) : Professor of Philosophy. Nagabhairava Koteswara Rao : Telugu expert for Sahitya Akademi from 1988-1992.Telugu Dictionary. Telugu University. Tumati Donappa : Mecca of researchers. Distinguished Feminist writer.
economic and engineering sciences”. Narla Tata Rao . Padma Vibhushan Recipient. Chairman of APSEB. material sciences.Legend in Electrical technology. . Jawaharlal Nehru University. Former Director of NIMS. Presently working at National University of Singapore.rendered remarkably selfless service for the cause of the farmers.An outstanding Radiologist of global reputation. IDRC: International Development Research Center (Canada) and Vice-Chancellor. Hyderabad.Tummala Madhava Rao .Internationally recognized organic chemist who made important contributions to the development of leather industry. V. MACE and member of several other central government bodies working on electronic component development. Noted expert in the surgical management of Conjoined twins. being awarded 78 patents in 2002 and a further 53 in 2003. Prof. New Delhi. Entered Guinness Book of World Records as a Parliamentarian with 50 years of service.Renowned Statistician. Bombay. U. Guntur.World Renowned Paediatric & Neonatal Surgeon based at Govt. Also an educationist and freedom fighter. solar energy. Largely responsible for development of the Power5.IBM Fellow and Chief Architect. Recipient of 'Padma Sri' and one of the Founder members of TANA. Served as Director.One of the world's leading experts in the field of Material Sciences & Solid State Ionics. B. Managing Director for Central Electronics Ltd. he is one of the most prolific inventors in the world. Ravi Arimilli CTO (Chief Technology Officer IBM) . Awarded with the highest French Civilian Honours .. Central Leather Research Institute (Chennai). biological. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (Delhi). Chairman of Electronic Development Corporation (APEDC).Officer in the order of Academic Palms. Professor of Economics at Pacchayappa college.Madras. General Hospital.Yalavarthi Nayudamma . Chowdary . Prof.Eminent Electroncis man and was one of the founders of ECIL and catalyst for the growth of electronics industry in A.P. V. He has 300 patents to his name and is currently listed among the top 10 patent holders alive in the USA. Prof. R. Warlu (Uppala Venateswarlu). “for his pioneering contributions to the foundations of statistical theory and multivariate statistical methodology and their applications. Also the CMD fo APEL. He has won IBM's Inventor of the Year award each year since 1998. mathematical. He was honored by the US President with the prestigious National Medal of Science “as a prophet of new age” with the citation. In his honour and memory Agricultural University of Andhra Pradesh is named after him. He is also the youngest IBM fellow. Kakarla Subba Rao . One of the team members of first Indian Nuclear reactor at BARC. Director General. enriching the physical.Yarlagadda Nayudamma . Prof. Prof.
President of first Lokayukta. Established Global Hospital. Dr Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary . Dr. Dr. Founder of Mullapudi Cardiac Research Center in Hyderabad. USA.Noted Surgical Gastroenterologist.Dr.Vice Chancellor of Andhra University during 1949-1961. Dr Mullapudi Venkata Ratnam .Reputed Orthopaedic [Sub speciality-Elbow] Surgeon working at Imperial college. Former Vice Chancellor of Andhra University. A.Ancha Srinivasan . CNN-FN and national and international radio programs. Dr Vasireddy Sri Krishna .Padmasree in recognition of his work in Poliomyelitis affecting children Mr. IT advisor to Govt of A.Distinguished Chair of Eye Health. The Netherlands. Acting President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.Padmasree. Satyam & TCS.Former Chairman of UGC. LVPEI. Lavu Narendranath . Dr Gullapalli Nageswara Rao .P. Chalasani Rao .a senior climate change specialist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila.Wall Street Journal has named him the top investment strategist in 1992 and 1994.Noted Cardio thoracic Surgeon.Myneni Hari Prasada Rao . L&T (Larsen & Toubro) Ltd. Former ONGC Chairman who palyed significant role in the development of Indian Petroleum industry. Dr Kancherla Ravindranth .Padma Vibhushan recipient. A guest speaker on numerous television programs including CNBC.Founder Chairman of VSNL Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited. Herr Patibandla Chandrasekhara Rao . High Court of Andhra Pradesh. Investment Adviser to many Fortune 500 companies.Anumolu Rama Krishna . Philippines.Former Chielf Justice. Hague. Chairman of Pragna Bharati. Kamineni Srinath . Dr Nutakki Bhanu Prasad .P.President (Operations) and Deputy Managing Director. London (Senior Lecturer) and Visiting faculty to Mayo Clinic. Oxford Graduate and a well-known economist who paved the way for the development and vast expansion of the university during his tenure. Hyderabad. Prof. Vice-Chairman of Construction Industry Development . Avula Samaba Siva Rao . the exclusive institute of Gastroenterology and Laparoscopic Surgery at Hyderabad. Famous nuclear physicist. United Nations.Judge at International Court of Justice.
BITS. C. Anna University. Coimbatore. of India. Dr G.Google Senior Member of Technical Staff (Co-founder of Google India) joint center. V. BITS. Former Chairman of UGC and Vice-Chancellor. Bakthavathsalam . First Asian to hold the Secreatry for IEEE.Intel Fellow and Director of Analytical and Microsystems Technology in Intel's Technology and Manufacturing group. Dr. Dr. Prof Avula Manjulatha . Policy Analysis Unit.Kodali Vara Prasad . Prof Kotha Sachidananda Murthy . G. 3 Intel . Tamilnadu.R. Head for Google’s R&D. Valluri Rao . United Nations Relief and Works Agency. Subbrao . Vallurupalli Seeta Raghavendra Rao .Vice Chancellor of Potti Sriramulu Telugu University. Dr. Hyderabad.Acting Chief.Padmavibhushan. Bala Guru Swamy . Vice Chancellor of Acharya N. University. K.Former Dean and Professor of Molecular Biophysics. Tamilnadu).Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE. Indian Institute of Science. Parvataneni Harish .Padmashree. USA). Govt. Current President of Indian Science Congress. R.Subbian . Ranga Agricultural University. Recipient of Hari Ohm Ashram Award. Deartment of Electronics. Prof.Velaga Venkatappaiah . G. Hyderabad. S. Damodaran . Govt.Father of modern education. As a Director of Telugu Akademi she compiled number of Dictionaries & Glossaries.Member. Dr. Pilani and Director. Tirupati. Founder of the first private sector Engineering College in India (Coimbatore. Former Vice Chancellor of Madras University. V. I. Rao holds 46 issued patents. Respected philosopher (Buddhist Philosophy). Prof. Vajja Sambasiva Rao . Katragadda Lalitesh . of India Dr. G.Eminent Personality in Indian Library Sciences movement. Hospital.Deputy Director.First Vice Chancellor of Bharathiar University. Bangalore. Tamilnadu Planning Commission. Former Deputy Secretary. Swaminathan .Padmasree. Famous Surgeon.Former Vice Chancellor. Tamilnadu.Council.
M.Mica Mines & Gold Mines. Yugandhar & C. Challa Rajendra Prasad .Industrialist (KCP Group) and ICS officer. Dr. Founder of the Federation for Esperanto in India.Corporate Vice President responsible for leading the Product Group within Microsoft Business Solutions.R.V.Karvy Consultants. M.Real Estate and Film Production. Communications Products. coffee processing & exports. Harish Chandra Prasad Mullapudi .achievement awards and has published more than 20 external and 10 internal papers. Yahoo!. Murthi .T Industrial conglomerate comprising Road trasport.Pardhasaradhy . Founder of VBC Group and Founder/President of GITAM.Amara Raja Batteries.Director of Engineering. K. . Samba Siva Rao Rayapati .Professor of Ayurveda in Sri Venkateswara Ayurveda College.Construction. Murali Mohan Maganti .Jayabheri Group .Jayalakshmi Group . Madhu Yarlagadda . Software & Film Production.Dhanalaksmi Group. Rajendra Prasad Maganti . M.National Infrastructure Industry.R. Venkata Subbaiah Naidu Gogineni . Hydel Power.Cotton & Tobacco Trading. Potturu Venkata Ranganayakulu .V.S.Tobacco. premier integrated financial services provider. Motor manufacturing and TATA dealership for South India.Continental Coffee Limited (CCL) .Soma Enterprises .Industrialist. Entrepreneurs ANDHRA PRADESH Rama Krishna Velagapudi . Ram Chandra Naidu Galla . Cotton and Tea Trade. Tirupati. Dr. Satya Nadella .Industrialist and founder of Andhra Sugars.Lanco Group .S. Chowdary . and ranked among the top five in the country Chowdarayya Sadineni . Rajagopal Lagadapati .V.
Nageswara Rao Vallurupalli . Suresh Kumar Bandi . Lokesh Machines Limited . Venkat Jasti . Krishna Ella .Chilli baron.. Nannapaneni .Jetty's Pharmaceuticals. K. Potluri Ramesh Babu . V.Steel Trading & IT Industry.Krebs Chemicals. Andhra Bank before it was nationalized.Madhucon Constructions. Ravindranath Tagore Ravi .Progressive Constructions.Vizag Profiles. Satya Narayana Chowdary Yalamanchili . Pioneer of A.Navabharat Ferro Alloys & Beardsell Ltd. . Lakshmi films. C.Punnaiah Panda . Heavy Engineering etc). Nageswara Rao Nama . Radha Krishna Murthy Jetty . V.N. Prasad . Jai Ramesh Dasari . Power generation.J.Suven Pharma.Nuziveedu Seeds.NATCO Pharma. R Constructions.Vijayawada Offset Printers.SMS Pharmaceuticals Prasad Nimmagadda .Vijai Electricals Ltd.P. Venkataswamy Nannapaneni . M D. Kishore Babu Paruchuri .Andhrajyothy.Bharat Biotech.Siticable. Murali Divi .Sujana Group Of Industries (Padmini fans.L. Prabhakara Rao Mandava .'s cable TV sector.Divis Labs. Venkateswara Rao Yamparala .Mullapudi Lokeswara Rao.Matrix Labs.Southern Engineering Works (SEW) Constructions. Samba Siva Rao Kavuri . Rama Krishna Potluri .
Anil Kumar Jampala .Granules India Limited.Vishakapatnam and Goa Madan Mohan Yalamanchili.Regency Ceramics. Vasireddy .Trinetra Super Markets. N. Sridhar Kamineni . Satyam Computer Services Ltd.Suvarna Cements. Anjaneyulu Kakkera .Sum Total Systems Arjun Valluri ..Constructions .com and one of the Founders of Intelligroup.Spartek Ceramics.Chairmen of Lanco Global Solutions. Seenaiah and company .Kakatiya Cements. Dr.B.Indiainfo. Raj Koneru . Krishna Prasad Chigurupati . .Pathuri Madhusudana Rao . Sheshagiri Rao Jasthy . Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Formulations Intermediates.Narne Estates Venkateswarlu . Venkata Rao Muppana . G. Founder of Intelligroup. Jayaram Chigurupati .Oil Country Tubular (OCTL) Krishna Prasad Tripuraneni . Krishnama Naidu Dhondapati . Hanumantha Rao Paruchuri .Colonel Ranga Rao Narne . The first dermotologist in Andhra Pradesh to make a successfull hair transplantation operation.Kaluga EME / Associate Power Team. Sudheer Koneru .Vice-President.Vimta Labs Rajasekhar Devineni . S.Venkat Rao and Company . Dr.Constructions and Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences.M D of Capital IQ India.One of the 500 richest in India for Year 2005.Zenotech Labs Dr. P. Seenaiah and Ramayya Bollineni . Dr.A renowned Hair Transplanatation Surgeon in Andhra Pradesh. Naidu .Pragati Offset Printers.
Genguswamy Naidu was the founder . #Alluri Venkateswara rao Avanti Feeds (Aqua Industry).V. IT services. Govinda Swami Naidu (Kakarla) . avid traveller and philanthropist.Vijaya Ferroalloys Yarlagadda Krishna Mohan Chowdary . Group from Coimbatore . Mr Cherukuri Harish & Kodali Srinivas . Signal processing technology. Krishna Murthy Koneru .Lakshmi Mills (Textiles). Kambhampati Rammohan Rao .Coimbatore's spirit of entrepreneurship. world's premier measurement company. His son-in-law Dr. Heritage Foods. V. Parvathaneni Subash Chandra Bose . industrialist. Nara Chandrababu Naidu . Inventor.Efftronics Systems. United Motor Service (UMS) owner. TAMIL NADU G. Govindaswmay Naidu .Chairman & M D JanaChaitanya Housing Ltd.Madala Sudhakar . Madhavi Uppalapati . educationist and philanthropist.Owner of the PSG Group.Malaxmi group . P. Naidu . IT services Valluri Venkatesh . Govinda Swamy Naidu .Agilent Technologies.Prithvi Information Solutions Abburi Vidyasagar .D.Laxmi Motors (Laxmi Hyundai) Valluripalli Prabhu kishore .Chief Promoter.K.Founder of SV (Sri Venkatesha) group of companies (Textiles. Dharma Veera Annur K. D.K G Denims G. Coimbatore. Kuppu Swamy Naidu (Neerukonda) . Modepalle BabuRao .GSB Forge.Varun Motors. Ramakrishna.S. G.Priyadarshini Spinning Mills Ltd. Papermills etc).Hellosoft. G.Avantel.Navata Road Transport.Infrastructure/Power generation. Yarlagadda Harish Chandra Prasad .
K. Coimbatore. Coimbatore. Coimbatore Dist.Founder of TEXTOOL company.Chennai and Arupukottai (near Madurai). Contributor to INDIAN EXPRESS.(Jayavilas Group) Biggest Yarn exporter and Tranportation giant .ROLON Chains and Sprockets .president of World Telugu Federation. Automotive Instrumentation. . Rajendran and brothers . Suguna Poultry . Bala Sundaram Naidu . He laid foundation for Coimbatore's engineering & industrial growth.Coimbatore.Hindupur and Coimbatore Rajshree Pathy . Subsidiary of . G. Varatharaj . N.Poultry Chain Crystal Hosieries. Karivardhan . Association for two decades L. Devarajulu .Pongalur. One of India's largest Pump and Motor manufacturers. Pioneer in pump manufacture.Lakshmi Mills. Engineering products and Air Compressors.Founder of Lakshmi Machine Works.G. Durai Swamy Naidu .ELGI Equipments.ELGI Equipments. Coimbatore L. L. .Poultry Chain Pioneer Hatcheries . Engineers & Architects Chennai. President of Southern India Engineering Mfrs.Coimbatore Super Spinning Mills . Motorsports pioneer D. KARNATAKA Krishna Mikkilineni . Honeywell International India Pvt Ltd.CRI Pumps.Pricol.L.Managing Director of Rajshree Sugars Limited.G. Balakrishnan .Srinivasa Enterprises. Coimbatore Dist. Sadhu Rama Swamy Naidu .CEO. S. the largest textile machinery manufacturer in India M.Founder DPF.G. G. Tirupur D. Vijay Mohan .Balakrishnan & Bros.Udumalpet. Audiseshaiah .R. Naidu .
Chairman. Sachin Tummala . offshore outsourcing services (BPO).Corpus Inc. Subba Rao Anumolu . railroads and highways. Manohara Naidu .SPM India Ltd.Diversified Technology Consultants(Privately owned $33 million company) .Lahari Audio. Prasad . Ltd.OBT Global.Softpro Systems.MD.Environmental Engineering consulting.Turbo-Machinery and Power Plants. Electronic and Utility systems. Chalasani Basavapunnaiah . Movva Associates . Software Service organization Srikrishna Devabhaktuni . Technology and systems to protect the United States' airports.Greenesol Power Systems Pvt.Tropos Networks. V. Pvt.Software solutions. R..Hind High Vacuum Co. Srini Madala . Gogineni Damodara Naidu . Dr. Sri Myneni . S. Ananda Rao . waterways.Construction. IT solutions firm Chand Akkineni . Management and Ad agency. Bangalore. Venu Myneni .Honeywell Inc. USA Murali Atluru . United Telecoms Limited .Vacuum Equipment.Sonic Systems(USA). Narasaiah . Sudhakar and Srikanth Raavi . S. J. Jigs & Fixtures and Hydraulic Clamping Devices.. .Radiant Systems Inc . Ltd . United Telecoms Limited. G. Homeland Security Department. Bangalore.Anupama Group. Bangalore.Knoah Solutions.Softsol USA Inc. Ramesh Kodali .Special Purpose Machines / Test Rigs. Potluri Raja Mohan Rao .High-end techmology base. Consulting & Management Firm.ASR International Corp.Telecom. K. proven market leader in delivering metroscale Wi-Fi mesh network products and services.
Maxil Technology Solutions Inc. multivariate statistical software space. Nagesh Challa . Ashwani Jasti .Mobile Aspects.. Suneil Mandava .assets currently valued in excess of $1. Instant communication solutions Suresh Katta .Chiplogic . Raj Kosaraju . Raj Atluru . Inc. leading provider of high-performance communications software Prasad Mandava .Konarka Technologies Inc.5 billion.AS&M Inc. Sean Yalamanchi . Innovative Information Technology .Ecrio Inc.Ritenet. Venu Myneni ..Saama Technologies. engineering and manufacturing industries Rao Kamineni . Healthcare Group. global software and engineering services Ramu Yalamanchi .. IT solutions.AJEL Technologies. Aircraft Development. IT solutions to Pharma Industry. power plastic Manufacturing Sudhakar Kosaraju . Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions Krishna Yarlagadda .Visual Collaboration Technologies.The Crescent Group.Indotronix International Corp.Radgov. IT services Jalaiah Unnam.Hari Surapaneni/Roshan Gudapati/Navakrishna Akkineni(now senior VP of BenQ America)/Satya Narayana Prasad Sakhamuri (Sold to Analog Devices for $100 million in Year 2000). IT and Telecommunications services Viswa Mandalapu . research and engineering firm specialized in advanced technologies. Babu rao Mandava . IT solutions Ravi Tripuraneni .Hellosoft: (USA/India). leading edge engineering services and software products for the science. business intelligence solutions Chowdary Yalamanchili . Srinivasa R Arikatla .Aviation Technologies International. Ltd.Info Vision Consultants.Camo Technologies..Vision Systems Group.CNC Investments.Sona Networks .
IT firm. Maryland.CEO of Covansys . High-end multimedia weapons simulator for security forces Raj Vattikuti . Rao Yarlagadda . high-performance embedded networking and security software components for wired and wireless applications Babu Mandava . Raj Gollamudi .Redsalsa Technologies.Statdata Inc.Team F1 Inc. Inc. Raj Kumar Velagapudi . Founder of Discover Travel Rao Cherukuri .satellite services and satellite manufacturing Suresh Vallabhaneni . .leading-edge.Largest Donor in Detroit ..Textiles. Ram Yalamanchili .Adagesoft Corporation. ($20 Million each year for 20 years). high quality.Key Solutions.Donated USD $ 400 Million to William Beaumont Hospital for research on Breast and Prostate cancers. Sai Devabhaktuni . Ramesh Cherukuri . IT services firm and Application Service Provider.TANA Regional Vice President.Zen Technologies.Kodenet Inc.Sold Innova solutions to Nes Technologies of Israel for $25 Million Gopi Chand Tummala .Loral Space & Communications.iSpace.Venture Capitalist.solutions Srinivas Kudaravalli . Manohar Chapalamadugu .IT services Suresh Kottapalli .Beceem Communications. semiconductor solutions for the wireless broadband market Ashok Atluri . IT services provider Vinai Kolli .Capricorn Pharma.KAS Rugs. low cost medical transcription Madhu Kodali . Valluru and Kiran Vallurupalli .BPO Solutions.MD of TeraSoftware Pvt Ltd.Floor coverings.Mantra Group Inc Hari K.
Hospitals Hyderabad L. Secunderabad Mythri Hospital. L. Hyderabad Medvin Hospital. Banjara Hills Vijaya Super Speciality Hospital. Ameerpet. Nampalli KIMS (Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences). Madhapur Global Hospital.Techquest International. Ameerpet Rama Fertality Clinic.V. Begumpet Kamineni Hospital. Ameerpet Medwin Hospitals .Nagar Image Hospitals.Alphasoft Services. Zeedimetla (Gajularamaram) Rainbow Children Hospital. Secunderabad Healingtouch Pediatric Super Speciality Hospital. Dilsukh Nagar Usha Mullapudi Cardiac Centre. The Middle East & Indian Subcontinent's largest industrial raw mineral conglomerate. CA DUBAI Koneru Rajendra Prasad . Prasad Eye Hospital.TRUST REALTY. Srinagar colony. Lakdi-ka-pool Nikhil Hospitals.Kamal Gogineni . Real Estate in Virginia. Sarath Boyapati .B. leading provider of global infrastructure management solutions Srini Anumolu .Trimex Group (Dubai/India).
Sports personnel . Siddarthanagar Nagarjuna Hospital. Labbipet Charitha Sree Hospital. Ponnuru. Vijayawada. Kanuru Cibar Cancer Hospital.He built the outside pragaram.) N.CEO of Covansys . Kanakadurga Varadhi Ramesh Cardiac Hospital. Edupugallu Sowmya Apollo Hospital.D. collecting donation from public and also help from his long time friend famously known as Vadavalli Gounder. Mangalagiri.V. Chinna Swamy Naidu. Near: Layola College Y.Donor to many educational institutions.Largest Donor in Detroit .Seven Hills Hospitals Vijayawada Pinnamaneni Care Hospital. Guntur.Chief donor of bulidings and constructions of Guntur Medical College.Rao Cardiac Hospital. Suryaraopet Vijayawada Superspeciality Hospital Philanthropists Raja Venkatadri Naidu Vasireddy . G. Rukminamma Achanta . Kuppuswamy Choudary Jagarlamudi . Tadepalli. Naidu (Gopalswamy Doraiswamy Naidu) . Srisailam and other places. Minister in Madras Presidency.He built many temples in Amaravathi.Donated USD $ 40 Million to William Beaumont Hospital for research on Breast and Prostate cancers. Raj Vattikuti . (The $40 million will be donated over a period of 10 years. Chebrolu.Founder of many institutions in Coimbatore. compound wall and thirupani of Marudhamalai Murugar Temple in 1957 by sheer hardwork.
Represented India in Davis cup 1997. Indian Captain Susheel Narla. European Edition. Vemuri Balaram.Tennis Player. Raju Narisetti . Known as the Man with a Midas touch. Editor of two weeklies . Achanta Sharath Kamal . economic. G. person to win the Indian National Men's singles title and the Indian Masters by the age of 19.Andhra Prabha & Andhra Jyothy.Former Formula 3 Champion (Jaya Automobiles .Former all England badminton champion. A. J. S. Test player for England between 1958 and 1961. ..Table Tennis Player. Editor of many dailies such as Eenadu. Venkatadri Ravipudi . Wall Street Journal. Koneru Humpy-Former World junior chess champion. Noted for his acerbic and non-partisan editorials.P.Prasad. Naidu of Coimbatore.Raman Subba Row Panguluri .Automotive Design Company).Volley Ball. Grand son of P.Chairman of the Official Language Commission. known for his innovations in journalism. industrial and educational issues and thus laid new trends in journalism.Eminent Journalist and Parlimentarian. Gave prominence to not only political issues but also to social. Arjuna Award winner. Media Narla Venkateswara Rao .K.Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1961. He is an entrepreneur who has set standards in the print. Pullela Gopichand .Indian media baron and Head of the Ramoji Group. First A. Shyam Sundar . Anand . Ramoji Rao Cherukuri . television and the film industry. Radha Krishna Vemuri . Narain Karthikeyan Kakarla . Indian National Champion 1996.Owner and Editor of Swaati weekly.First Indian on the Formula 1 circuit.Founder and Editor of 'Hetuvaadi' monthly.Former World junior chess champion. Pentela Hari Krishna . Andhra Bhoomi and Udayam.Editor. Andhra Jyothy.now an ICC match referee.Managing Director of Andhra Jyothy.B.
Former Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. Founder of Telugu Desam Party and Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.Prime minister of Common Madras Presidency during 1938-42. was deeply involved in the organisation. Nagabhairava Jayaprakash Narayan. Lal Bahadur Sastry and Indira Gandhi's cabinets. Bala Gangadhra Rao Lavu .Minister in Nehru. eminent socialist and long time general secretary of the Communist Party of India. execution and conduct of the Telangana struggle. Chandra Rajeswara Rao .. Member of the Central Committee and Secretary of the Andhra Pradesh state committee. Comrade LBG’s Communist life was one of simplicity and unflinching commitment to the cause of liberating the exploited in the country. Basava Punnaih Makineni . He served the party in various capacities: Member of the Polit Bureau.Freedom fighter.Despite coming from a landlord background. Hanumantha Rao Moturi .Velicheti Ravi Prakash .Marxist Ideologue and Polit Bureau member of the Communist Party of India.CPI(M) Polit Bureau Member and Editor of Prajasakti Daily since its inception. Raghu Ramaiah Kotha . Nara Chandrababu Naidu . Renowned Lawyer. Affectionately known as Comrade MB.Former IAS officer who resigned the post to establish Loksatta.Prime minister of Central Paraganas (Current day Madhya Pradesh) Muni Swami Naidu Bollina . Satya Narayana Koratala . he was among the outstanding leaders of the glorious Telangana people’s struggle and along with Comrade P.One of the stalwarts and foremost theoreticians of the Indian Communist movement. Sundarayya.a Reformist political party. Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR). .CEO TV9 Politicians ANDHRA PRADESH Sir Raghavendra Rao Edpuganti .
Former Minister in Union Cabinet.P Chandra Mouli Kalluri .P.Former minister. Hanumantha Rao Gottipati . Venkata Ramana Devineni . IPS .Former Governor of Karnataka and Former Chief Election Commissioner. Chengalaraya Naidu .P..S. of A. Govt.Minister in three provinces: Madras..Ananthpur. Govt.. Govt. Ravindranath Chowdary Maganti . of A. of A.Present Secretary of the A.P. P... Govt. P. Siva Prasada Rao Kodela .Former minister. Venkata Ratnam Kakani .Faction revolt and former minister from Penugonda.Former Minister. of A. Rama Mohan Rao. Kondaiah Chowdary Divi . Govt. of A.Former minister. Rama Devi Vadlapatla .Former Minister in Union Cabinet Renuka Chowdhary .Former Minister in Madras Government.P.Former Minister. Govt. N. P.Former Governor of Tamil Nadu . of A. Govt..Minister for Women and Child Welfare. Veeraiah Chowdary Dhullipalla . Raghavulu Bodapati . 2002-2004.P. of A.P.President of the Bharatiya Janata Party.P. Bhaskara Rao Nadendla . Ankineedu Prasad Pamulapati . Paritala Ravindra . of A. of A.Former minister. Government of India. Upendra Parvathaneni .Former minister. Govt..P.Senior Congress parliamentarian from Chittoor.P. Andhra and Andhra Pradesh.Former Chief Minister of A. S. Govt. Karnam Balaram.Former Minister.P. state Communist party. Ram Bhupal Chowdary Vemula ... of A. Govt. Freedom Fighter.Former Minister. V. Venkatramaiah Alapati ..Former minister.Venkaiah Naidu Muppavarapu . and Freedom Fighter Venkata Ratnam Bikkani .
.Venkatapathy. M.Former Minister.GUNTUR TAMILNADU VAIKO . Tamilnadu Govt.MP .Vaiyapuri Gopalaswamy Naidu.M.Former Minsiter. K.A. Rajagopal Lagadapati .. Rajya Sabha.Close associate of late Kamaraj. A.L.P.A.Guntur Sambasiva Rao Rayapati . Nellore.. P.Present Minister of state for Law in Manmohan Cainet(Elected form Cuddulore. P.L. Venkateswara Rao Mandava .. of A. Tamilnadu Legislative Assembly. Muddu Krishnama Naidu Gali .Present Mayor. Pandu Rangan . S.and also Governer of Karnataka. of India.L. Cabinet Minister for Electricity & Rural industries. Prabhu .Former Minister and presently M.R.M.V. Vijayawada. Keshav Payyavula . A.Veteran leader of DMK Party.L.Dutt of KCP Group). Damodaran . . Noted Tamil Activist and secessionist.M. Peda Rataiah Makineni .A.A.Former Union Minister and Former Leader of Opposition.I) M. . Lakshmaiah Naidu Kommi ..Former Minister. Former union cabinet minister. Coimbatore city corporation.M. Recipient of Central Sahitya Academy Award & "Padmashree".Well known politician. Govt. from Sivakasi. Govt. Raghupathi . P.Daggupati Purandeshwari.Ramachandran.Former Union Minister.MDMK President.L.P. Nilgiris (Nephew of V.Vellore(AIADMK) P. Arcot Veeraswamy .DMK) K. P.Former Member.Coimbatore(AIADMK) K. Balasubramonian . Lakshmi Prasad Yarlagadda .(Cong. R.Minister for Human Resources Development.P.
B.MLA OTHERS Bandi Krishna Murthy : Minister of State for Health (BJP).(Vyjayanti banners.) Purna Chandra Rao Atluri .Thippa . World class hospital in Ophthalmolgy is named after him in Hyderabad. Munuswamy. Madras KARNATAKA Mundluri Ramappa (Minister for Energy) Gundarapu Aswartha Reddy (Previous Home Minister) M. BJP (Minister of State for Small Scale Industries) G.Chattisgarh State Film industry Producers (Chakrapani): Venkata Subba Rao Aluri . Rajendra Prasad .(Lakshmi Productions) V.(Annapurna Art Pictures). Aswini Dutt Chalasani . Director. L V Prasad Eye Institute. . Producer.(Jagapati Art Pictures). Film lab and IMAX owner.Raghupathi (Minister for Education) Sandra Gopinath (Minister for Housing) Mundluri Divakar Babu ( Minister of State for Rural Devalopment & Panchayat Raj) Katta Subrahmanyam Naidu.Former Mayor. (L V Prasad): Lakshmi Vara Prasad Akkineni .Dadasaheb Phalke awardee. Ramanaidu Daggubati (Guinness Book of Records lists him as the prolific producer with 100 films under his banner "Suresh Productions") Madhusudhana Rao Dukkipati .Chakrapani & Nagireddy duo of famous Vijaya Productions.V.
Krishna Murthy Tammareddy .(Tamil film producer & Actor).(Panchavati Chitralaya & Padmaja Pictures).Central Studios.Producer and Director. Krishna Mohan Rao Kovelamudi (Vani) Venkateswara Rao Kakarla .Saradhi Studios Subbiah Naidu .Bhagyaraja .Producer and Charterd Accountant. Srinivas Rao Katragadda .Freedom fighter and Producer (Saradhi Studios and Ravindra Art Pictures).Johnson & Johnson distributor). Kumar Chowdary Kiran . A.(Producer & Industrialist). L.Gemini TV.Bangalore K. Sravanti Ravi Kishore Polineni . Asiatic Traders .(Eetaram Films). Surya Narayana Babu Uppalapati . S. Bangalore Venkatesh .Freedom fighter and Producer (Navayuga Films ) Yarlagadda Ramesh Prasad .Rockline Productions. Bharadwaja Tammareddy . Kishore G. Visweswara Rao Koganti . Rama Lingeswara Rao Nandigam Babu Rao Pokuri . Siva Rama Krishna Burugupalli .Producer and Chairman. D. Gopi Chalasani -(Gopi Art Pictures). Rama Rao Sridhar Lagadapati M. Adiseshagiri Rao .P.(Producer & Distributor -Vani Film Distributors. Film Development Corporation.
Chowdary A. V. S. S. Satyanarayana Edara(EVV) Raghavendra Rao Kovelamudi (KRR) Prakash Rao Kovelamudi (Father of KRR) Deva Kaushik Katta Siva Muppalaneni Vijaya Bapineedu Narayana Rao Uppalapati Y. S. Devi Vara Prasad (Tarakarama Banner) Directors Rama Brahmam Gudavalli Krishna Thottempudi Gopal Bezawada V. Ravi kumar Chowdary Murali Paruchuri Teja Jasti Sreenu Vytla Yeleti Chandrashekar S. V.Ramesh Vallurupalli Ramesh Vadde -(Vijaya Madhavi Combines). Raja Mouli (Koduri) .
R News Reader.Matinee idol . NTR Jagapati Chowdary Veeramachaneni (Jagapathi Babu) Gopichand Tottempudi Venu Tottempudi Sumanth Yarlagadda Rajasekhar Giri Babu . Ghattamaneni Sivarama Krishna (Krishna) Mahesh Babu Ghattamaneni Akkineni Nagarjuna Daggubati Venkatesh Nandamuri Balakrishna (NBK) Gummadi Vekateswara Rao . Actor and Former Member of Parliament Sobhana Chalapati Rao Uppu (Sobhan Babu) Rajendra Prasad Gadde Maganti Murali Mohan Mohan Babu Manchu Nandamuri Kalyan Ram Jr.A.Screen legend and former Chief Minister of Andhra pradesh.I.Actors Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao (NTR) . Pioneer of Telugu film industry in Andhra Pradesh. Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR) . Dadasaheb Phalke awardee and.Astute character artist Kongara Jaggaiah .
master of tabala and violin.Early MGR films in Tamil M. Naveen Vadde Sivaji Ram Actresses/Beauty Queens Sindhura Gadde .Miss Indiana USA 1999 http://www.Vishaal Tummala . Keeravani (Koduri) Writers Paruchuri brothers Maharadhi Tripuraneni V.Popular stage actor. Pratima Yarlagadda .com/dotw99pybio.Miss India World 2005.Lyricist Chakravarthy Kommineni & his son Sri (Gulabi) Subbaih Naidu .htm Music Directors Ramanjulu Naidu Alugulapati Raghavaiah Chowdary Kosaraju . M. Vijayendra prasad (Keeravani's Brother) Educational Institutions Bapatla Educational Society Chalapati Educational Institutions Sri Chaitanya Educational Institutions .ninimomo.
R. Guntur. Vignan Educational Institutions.Khammam Nalanda Educational Institutions N R I Medical College. Kamineni Educational Society Mamata Educational Society . Bangalore. M. ECIL. Guntur. E .Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management. Vikas Educational Institutions. Velivennu. Siddhartha Educational Institutions Sai-Sudhir Colleges. T. Visakhapatnam Gowtam Educational Institutions Jagarlamudi Kuppuswamy Choudary College. Chinakakani. I. Tanuku. Visakhapatnam. Guntur.Triumphant Institute of Management Education. Guntur. Doreswamy Naidu Ratnam Coaching Centres Vikas Educational Institutions. Peoples Educational Society [PES] . P E S Engineering college. Founded by Prof. M. Hyderabad Sasi Educational Society.GITAM .. Engineering Colleges Hyderabad: Vallurapalli Nageswararao Vignan Jyothi Engineering College D R K Institute of Science & Technology .Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh.
Gandipet Krishna District: Velagapudi Rama Krishna Siddartha Engineering College. R.Vadlamudi Bapatla Engineering College.Hasvita Engineering College M G I T . R. R & Y. Vijayawada Nagarjuna Institute Of Technology Devineni Ramana Memorial Engineering College Sunflower Engineering College M I C College of Engineering Guntur District: R. Chirala . College of Engineering Chirala College of Engineering. Chilakaluripeta Vignan's Engineering College . & J. V. Guntur. Ongole Prakasam College of Engineering Malneni College of Engineering. College of Engineering. Bapatla Loyola Institute of Technology & Management Prakasam District: Q I S College of Engineering. Vaddeswaram Chundi Ranganayakulu Engineering College. S. Singarayakonda V. Koneru Lakshmaiah Engineering College. C. S.
Reddy College of Engineering.Ananthapur: B I T Institute of Technology Intell Engineering College Visakhapatnam: Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technology & Science Gandhi Institute of Technology & Management Khammam: Swarnabharathi Institue of Technology Sree Kavitha Engineering College Mother Theresa Engineering College Adams Engineering College Chittoor: Madanapalli Insitute of Technology & Science Sri Vidya Niketan Engineering College. Srikalahasti. West Godavari: Sir C. Achanapally. Eluru Sasi institute of Technology & Engineering. R. Bodhan Nalgonda: . Tadepalligudem. Nizamabad: Arkay College of Engineering & Tech.
Group of Colleges .Engineering College. A.Coimbatore Krishna College of Engineering and Technology . S.P. G. M. Arts and Science College) Chennai S. Arts and Science College etc. Rangasamy Naidu Educational Trust. M.Coimbatore Institute of Technology (Runy by V. Polytechnic. Engineering College JAYA Institutions R.Engineering College R.Progressive Engineering College Vignan Engneering College Coimbatore Coimbatore Institure of Technology (CIT) founded by Rangaswamy Naidu. P. G. K.Coimbatore (Three Engineering Colleges.. C I T . S.Coimbatore. Govindaswamy College of Engineering . Coimbatore. Sons Educational Institutions . R. G. D. One Dental College.Engineering College Raaga Engineering College Venkateswara Engineering College Sriram Engineering College Others Yarlagadda Ranganayakulu (Y.N) Engineering College . N.R. CIT is one of the prestigious educational institutions in South India. Institutions . devoted to the cause of promoting Technical and Scientific Literacy. R. established in 1956.Coimbatore S. Karpagam Group of Educational Institutions . Nursing College.
Institute of Medical Sciences & Research P S G Medical College . Gudlavalleru Engineering College P S R Engineering College. . Nalgonda. S. Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS).Vignan Institute of Technology and Science . E. Guntur. Sivakasi (Founders: Ramadoss and Solaisami). Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences.Pinnamaneni Siddartha Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences Katuri Medical College & Hospital Mamata Medical College N R I Medical College P. Visakhapatnam.Deshmukhi. INDIA GITAM Dental College.Coimbatore Dental Colleges: Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences. Mamata Medical College. Gannavaram. Medical Colleges: Dr. Khammam.
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