DR. MARI CHENNA REDDY
Governor of UP
 

Dr. M.Chenna Reddy son of Sri M.Lakshma Reddy, was born on January 13,1919 In Sirpur Village of Vikarabad Taluk In Hyderabad district. He took his MBBS degree in 1941.  He was the founder of Andhra Yuvajana Samiti and Students Congress. He was associated with several student, youth, social, educational, literary and cultural organisations, He edited a weekly for about two years and contributed articles to loading dailies and Journals.

He took active part in the political struggle in the earst- while Hyderabad State and in 1942 was the General Secretary of Andhra Mahasabha (which was a precursor of the State Congress). In 1946, he became a member of the Standing Committee of the State Congress and General Secretary of Hyderabad City Congress. He was one of the founders and as well General Secretary of the Ideological.K.M..P.Group In the Congress. He was General Secretary of the Andhra.Provincial Congress Comittee for several years and a member of the P.C.C. Working Committee for 30 years.

Dr. M. Chenna Reddy

Term of Office

25-10-1974

to

01-10-1977

In 1950, Dr. Reddy was nominated to the Provisional Parliament and was appointed Whip of Congress Parliamentary Party. He was elected member of the Hyderabad Legislative Assembly in the first General Elections and.from 1052-56 was Minister for Agriculture and Food, Planning_and Rehabilitation in Hyderabad State.As  Minister he held the Indian Delegation  to the World Conference of Agriculturists held in Rome under the auspices of the F.A.O. in 1953, Subsequently in 1955, he represented India as the Deputy Leader of the Indian Delegation to F.O.A. Conference in Rome.

 

 He was elected to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly again  from Vikarabad constituency. During 1957-62,  he was a member of the Public Accounts Committee, twice Chairman of the Estimates Committee and Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh Regional (Telangana) Development Committee in State Legislative Asserably. In 1962 he was again elected, now from Tandur Constituency, and was Minister for Planning and Panchayatraj and later for Finance, Commercial Taxes and Industries. In 1967, he was again returned to the  Legislative Assembly and was Minister for      Finance,   Education and Commercial Taxes. He resigned the State  Ministership on his appointment as Minister for Steel, Mines and  Metals in the Union Cabinet (1967-63).  Subsequently in April 1967,  he was elected to the Rajya Sabha.

As Minister for Steel and Mines, he introduced several reforms to improve production and brought about decontrol of distribution of steel and coal. At the invitation of the British Government he visited the U.K. for talks on steel industry and other allied matters. He resigned from the Union Cabinet in April 1968.

 Dr. Reddy took an active part in several public movements and played a notable role in the split In the Congress Organisation  and in the movement for a separate Telangana State. As head of the movement for separate  Telengana, he made a significant contribution in resolving the issue as also in drafting of the Six  Point Formula in 1971 which was later incorporated as  ' New Deal for Telangana' in the Congress Manifesto when the elections to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly took place in 1972.

Dr. Reddy was married to Srimati M. Savitri Devi and had two sons and a daughter. Travels Abroad:- Rome Switzerland, France Denmark, Belgium, United Kingdom, Pakistan, West Germany, Egypt, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Rumania and USSR.

Publicationss- He has contributed a number of articles to several dailies and journals. Hobbiess- Games and sports-Football (College Team) horticulture and cultural activities. He was the President of the State Olympic Association and the State Football and the State Volley- ball Associations.