Tuesday, September 23, 2008

famous kammas

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. Persons who became famous and well-known are listed below:

[edit] 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.

Dr. Nagabhairava Koteswara Rao : Telugu expert for Sahitya Akademi from 1988-1992. Published 17 w orks characterized by altruism and universal love, with special concern for the downtrodden. Famous among them are Kavanavijayam (Play), Kanneetigadha and Toorpu Vaakillu (Poetry)

Vasireddy Seetha Devi : An acclaimed writer in Telugu. She has published around 40 novels and 10 short story collections. Mattimanishi is one of her best novels which is a landmark in modern Telugu fiction.

Prof. Tumati Donappa : Mecca of researchers, Linguist and former Vice Chancellor, Telugu University. Noted authority on the Semantics and Philology of Telugu language. Famous Literary works - Balala Shabdaratnakaram, Telugu Mandalika Shabdakosam, Vaikrapada Swarupa Nirupanamu, Andhrula Ana Asalukadha and Harikadha Sarwaswamu.

Prof Chekuri Rama Rao : known as CHERA for the literary world. Literary Critique and a famous scholar in Dravidian Linguistics. Visiting Faculty, Cornell University, USA.

Prof. Velcheru Narayana Rao : Krishnadevaraya Professor of Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Telugu expert and literary critic.

Chilukuri Narayana Rao : Well-known Lexicographer, historian and scholar. Published "Andhra Bhaashaa Charitram" (1937) and a revised version of Sankaranarayana's English - Telugu Dictionary.

Dr. Medasani Mohan : Satavadhani and the celebrated Philomath, Director of Annamacharya project at TTD, Tirupati.

Mikkilineni Radha Krishna Murthy : Character artist (Films). Did important research in Theatre and Telugu folk arts - Teluguvari Janapada Kalaaroopaalu, Andhra Naatakaranga Charitra, Nataratnaalu etc. Founder member of Prajanatyamandali.

Popuri Lalita Kumari : Known as Olga. Distinguished Feminist writer. Her works include Sweccha, Sahaja, Manavi, Kanniti Keratala Vennela and Gulabeelu.

Koduri Kousalya Devi : Popular novelist

Papineni Siva Shankar : Poet with progressive ideals.

Vaddera Chandi Das (a.k.a. Cherukuri Brahmeswara Rao) : Professor of Philosophy, S. V. University; Novelist and Sahitya Academy Award Winner.

[edit] Intellectual/Academians

Prof N.G. Ranga (Gogineni Ranganayakulu) - An outstanding Parliamentarian, who rendered remarkably selfless service for the cause of the farmers. Also an educationist and freedom fighter. In his honour and memory Agricultural University of Andhra Pradesh is named after him. Entered Guinness Book of World Records as a Parliamentarian with 50 years of service. Professor of Economics at Pacchayappa college,Madras.

Prof. Yalavarthi Nayudamma - Internationally recognized organic chemist who made important contributions to the development of leather industry. Served as Director, Central Leather Research Institute (Chennai), Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (Delhi), IDRC: International Development Research Center (Canada) and Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Ravi Arimilli CTO (Chief Technology Officer IBM) - IBM Fellow and Chief Architect. Largely responsible for development of the Power5, he is one of the most prolific inventors in the world, being awarded 78 patents in 2002 and a further 53 in 2003. He has won IBM's Inventor of the Year award each year since 1998. He is also the youngest IBM fellow. He has 300 patents to his name and is currently listed among the top 10 patent holders alive in the USA.

U. V. Warlu (Uppala Venateswarlu)- Eminent Electroncis man and was one of the founders of ECIL and catalyst for the growth of electronics industry in A.P., One of the team members of first Indian Nuclear reactor at BARC, Bombay. Managing Director for Central Electronics Ltd. Chairman of Electronic Development Corporation (APEDC). Also the CMD fo APEL, MACE and member of several other central government bodies working on electronic component development, solar energy, material sciences.

Narla Tata Rao - Legend in Electrical technology; Chairman of APSEB.

Prof. B. V. R. Chowdary - One of the world's leading experts in the field of Material Sciences & Solid State Ionics. Presently working at National University of Singapore. Awarded with the highest French Civilian Honours - Officer in the order of Academic Palms.

Prof. Tummala Madhava Rao - Renowned Statistician; Padma Vibhushan Recipient. He was honored by the US President with the prestigious National Medal of Science "as a prophet of new age" with the citation, "for his pioneering contributions to the foundations of statistical theory and multivariate statistical methodology and their applications, enriching the physical, biological, mathematical, economic and engineering sciences".

Prof. Yarlagadda Nayudamma - World Renowned Paediatric & Neonatal Surgeon based at Govt. General Hospital, Guntur. Noted expert in the surgical management of Conjoined twins.

Prof. Kakarla Subba Rao - An outstanding Radiologist of global reputation. Recipient of 'Padma Sri' and one of the Founder members of TANA. Former Director of NIMS, Hyderabad.

Dr P. Ananda Kumar- An outstanding plant molecular biologist - Director, National Research Centre for Plant Biotechnology, New Delhi.

Dr. Lavu Narendranath - Padmasree in recognition of his work in Poliomyelitis affecting children

Mr. Kamineni Srinath - Reputed Orthopaedic [Sub speciality-Elbow] Surgeon working at Imperial college, London (Senior Lecturer) and Visiting faculty to Mayo Clinic, USA.

Dr Gullapalli Nageswara Rao - Distinguished Chair of Eye Health, LVPEI, Hyderabad.

Dr Mullapudi Venkata Ratnam - Noted Cardio thoracic Surgeon. Founder of Mullapudi Cardiac Research Center in Hyderabad.

Dr Kancherla Ravindranth - Noted Surgical Gastroenterologist. Established Global Hospital, the exclusive institute of Gastroenterology and Laparoscopic Surgery at Hyderabad.

Dr Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary - Founder Chairman of VSNL Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited, Chairman of Pragna Bharati, A.P. IT advisor to Govt of A.P, Satyam & TCS.

Prof.Myneni Hari Prasada Rao - Padma Vibhushan recipient. Famous nuclear physicist.

Dr.Ancha Srinivasan - Leading authority in the fields of Climate Change and Crop Sciences at Institute for Golbal Environment Strategies and Geospatial analysis center at Sapporo, Japan.

Dr Vasireddy Sri Krishna - Vice Chancellor of Andhra University during 1949-1961. Oxford Graduate and a well-known economist who paved the way for the development and vast expansion of the university during his tenure.Former Chairman of UGC.

Chalasani Rao - Wall Street Journal has named him the top investment strategist in 1992 and 1994. A guest speaker on numerous television programs including CNBC, CNN-FN and national and international radio programs. Investment Adviser to many Fortune 500 companies.

Herr Patibandla Chandrasekhara Rao - Judge at International Court of Justice, Hague, The Netherlands. Acting President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, United Nations.

Avula Samaba Siva Rao - Former Chielf Justice, High Court of Andhra Pradesh. President of first Lokayukta. Former Vice Chancellor of Andhra University.

Umesh Chandra(Late)-Renowned IPS OFFICER A.P.,

Dr Nutakki Bhanu Prasad - Padmasree, Former ONGC Chairman who palyed significant role in the development of Indian Petroleum industry.

Dr.Anumolu Rama Krishna - President (Operations) and Deputy Managing Director, L&T (Larsen & Toubro) Ltd. Vice-Chairman of Construction Industry Development Council, Govt. of India.

Prof Avula Manjulatha - Vice Chancellor of Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad. As a Director of Telugu Akademi she compiled number of Dictionaries & Glossaries.

Prof Kotha Sachidananda Murthy - Padmavibhushan, Former Chairman of UGC and Vice-Chancellor, S. V. University, Tirupati; Respected philosopher (Buddhist Philosophy).

G.R. Damodaran - Father of modern education. Former Vice Chancellor of Madras University. Founder of the first private sector Engineering College in India (Coimbatore, Tamilnadu).

Dr. Subbian - First Vice Chancellor of Bharathiar University, Tamilnadu.

Dr. Bala Guru Swamy - Former Vice Chancellor, Anna University, Tamilnadu.

Dr. Velaga Venkatappaiah - Eminent Personality in Indian Library Sciences movement.

Dr G. Bakthavathsalam - Padmashree, Famous Surgeon, K. G. Hospital, Coimbatore.

C. R. Swaminathan - Member, Tamilnadu Planning Commission.

Dr.Kodali Vara Prasad - Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, USA). First Asian to hold the Secreatry for IEEE. Former Deputy Secretary, Deartment of Electronics, Govt. of India

Dr. I. V. Subbrao - Padmasree, Vice Chancellor of Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University. Current President of Indian Science Congress.

Prof. Vallurupalli Seeta Raghavendra Rao - Former Dean and Professor of Molecular Biophysics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Recipient of Hari Ohm Ashram Award.

Prof. Vajja Sambasiva Rao - Deputy Director, BITS, Pilani and Director, BITS, Hyderabad.

Parvataneni Harish - Acting Chief, Policy Analysis Unit, United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

Katragadda Lalitesh - Google Senior Member of Technical Staff (Co-founder of Google India) joint center. Head for Google's R&D.

Valluri Rao - Intel Fellow and Director of Analytical and Microsystems Technology in Intel's Technology and Manufacturing group. Rao holds 46 issued patents, 3 Intel achievement awards and has published more than 20 external and 10 internal papers.

Satya Nadella - Corporate Vice President responsible for leading the Product Group within Microsoft Business Solutions.

Madhu Yarlagadda - Director of Engineering, Communications Products, Yahoo!.

Dr. Potturu Venkata Ranganayakulu - Professor of Ayurveda in Sri Venkateswara Ayurveda College, Tirupati; Founder of the Federation for Esperanto in India. well do not believe any of this about this caste.they are a bunch of crooks and they cheat and lie to make money.

[edit] Entrepreneurs


* Rama Krishna Velagapudi - Industrialist (KCP Group) and ICS officer.

* Harish Chandra Prasad Mullapudi - Industrialist and founder of Andhra Sugars.

* K.V.R. Chowdary - S.R.M.T Industrial conglomerate comprising Road trasport, Motor manufacturing and TATA dealership for South India.

* Dr. M.V.V.S. Murthi - Industrialist, Founder of VBC Group and Founder/President of GITAM.

* Rajendra Prasad Maganti - Soma Enterprises - National Infrastructure Industry.

Daspalla group- visakhapatnam.

Rajagopal Lagadapati - Lanco Group - Construction, Hydel Power, Software & Film Production.

Murali Mohan Maganti - Jayabheri Group - Real Estate and Film Production.

Samba Siva Rao Rayapati - Jayalakshmi Group - Tobacco, Cotton and Tea Trade.

Challa Rajendra Prasad - Continental Coffee Limited (CCL) , coffee processing & exports.

M. Yugandhar & C.Pardhasaradhy - Karvy Consultants, premier integrated financial services provider, and ranked among the top five in the country

Chowdarayya Sadineni - Dhanalaksmi Group- Cotton & Tobacco Trading.

Ram Chandra Naidu Galla - Amara Raja Batteries.

Sridhar Chidipothu - Sridhar Aqua

Venkata Subbaiah Naidu Gogineni - Mica Mines & Gold Mines.

Punnaiah Panda - Navabharat Ferro Alloys & Beardsell Ltd.

Venkateswara Rao Yamparala - Chilli baron.

K.L.N. Prasad - Andhrajyothy, Lakshmi films, M D, Andhra Bank before it was nationalized.

Jai Ramesh Dasari - Vijai Electricals Ltd.,

Lokesh Machines Limited - Mullapudi Lokeswara Rao.

Satya Narayana Chowdary Yalamanchili - Sujana Group Of Industries (Padmini fans, Power generation, Heavy Engineering etc).

Suresh Kumar Bandi - Vizag Profiles- Steel Trading & IT Industry.

Kishore Babu Paruchuri - Vijayawada Offset Printers.

V. C. Nannapaneni - NATCO Pharma.

Krishna Ella - Bharat Biotech.

Venkat Jasti - Suven Pharma.

Radha Krishna Murthy Jetty - Jetty's Pharmaceuticals.

Ravindranath Tagore Ravi - Krebs Chemicals.

Potluri Ramesh Babu - SMS Pharmaceuticals

Prasad Nimmagadda - Matrix Labs.

Murali Divi - Divis Labs.

Samba Siva Rao Kavuri - Progressive Constructions.

Venkataswamy Nannapaneni - J. V. R Constructions.

Nageswara Rao Nama - Madhucon Constructions.

Nageswara Rao Vallurupalli - Southern Engineering Works (SEW) Constructions.

Rama Krishna Potluri - Siticable, Pioneer of A.P.'s cable TV sector.

Prabhakara Rao Mandava - Nuziveedu Seeds.

Colonel Ranga Rao Narne - Narne Estates

Venkateswarlu - Kakatiya Cements.

Sheshagiri Rao Jasthy - Suvarna Cements.

Krishnama Naidu Dhondapati - Kaluga EME / Associate Power Team.

Anjaneyulu Kakkera - Trinetra Super Markets.

Hanumantha Rao Paruchuri - Pragati Offset Printers.

Dr. Jayaram Chigurupati - Zenotech Labs

Dr.Pathuri Madhusudana Rao - A renowned Hair Transplanatation Surgeon in Andhra Pradesh. The first dermotologist in Andhra Pradesh to make a successfull hair transplantation operation.

Dr. S. P. Vasireddy - Vimta Labs

Rajasekhar Devineni - One of the 500 richest in India for Year 2005.

Krishna Prasad Chigurupati - Granules India Limited; Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Formulations Intermediates.

Seenaiah and Ramayya Bollineni - B. Seenaiah and company - Constructions and Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences.

Sridhar Kamineni - Oil Country Tubular (OCTL)

Krishna Prasad Tripuraneni - Spartek Ceramics.

Dr. G. N. Naidu - Regency Ceramics.

Venkata Rao Muppana - Venkat Rao and Company - Constructions - Vishakapatnam and Goa

Madan Mohan Yalamanchili- M D of Capital IQ India.

Ravi Shankar Kantamneni Managing Director Teluguone.com and kidsone.in

Raj Koneru - Indiainfo.com and one of the Founders of Intelligroup.

Sudheer Koneru - Sum Total Systems

Arjun Valluri - Chairmen of Lanco Global Solutions, Founder of Intelligroup.

Anil Kumar Jampala - Vice-President, Satyam Computer Services Ltd.,

Madala Sudhakar - Chairman & M D JanaChaitanya Housing Ltd.

Mr Cherukuri Harish & Kodali Srinivas - Priyadarshini Spinning Mills Ltd.

Nara Chandrababu Naidu - Chief Promoter, Heritage Foods.

Alluri Venkateswara rao - Avanti Feeds (Aqua Industry).

D. Ramakrishna- Efftronics Systems, IT services.

Madhavi Uppalapati - Prithvi Information Solutions

Venkat C Meenavalli- CMD, Northgate Technologies,hyd.

Abburi Vidyasagar - Avantel, IT services

Valluri Venkatesh - Agilent Technologies, world's premier measurement company.

Parvathaneni Subash Chandra Bose - Navata Road Transport.

kesineni venkayya chowdary(late)- kesineni travels.

Kaleswari travels.

Kambhampati Rammohan Rao - Laxmi Motors (Laxmi Hyundai)

Valluripalli Prabhu kishore - Varun Motors.

Modepalle BabuRao - GSB Forge.

Yarlagadda Harish Chandra Prasad - Malaxmi group - Infrastructure/Power generation.

Krishna Murthy Koneru - Vijaya Ferroalloys

Yarlagadda Krishna Mohan Chowdary - Hellosoft, Signal processing technology.


G.D. Naidu - Coimbatore's spirit of entrepreneurship, United Motor Service (UMS) owner; Inventor, avid traveller and philanthropist.

Dharma Veera Annur K. Govindaswmay Naidu - K. G. Group from Coimbatore - K G Denims

G. Kuppu Swamy Naidu (Neerukonda) - Lakshmi Mills (Textiles), Coimbatore.

P.S. Govinda Swami Naidu (Kakarla) - Owner of the PSG Group, industrialist, educationist and philanthropist.

G.V. Govinda Swamy Naidu - Founder of SV (Sri Venkatesha) group of companies (Textiles, Papermills etc). His son-in-law Dr. V.Genguswamy Naidu was the founder president of World Telugu Federation.

Sadhu Rama Swamy Naidu - (Jayavilas Group) Biggest Yarn exporter and Transportation giant - Chennai and Arupukottai (near Madurai).

Suguna Poultry - Udumalpet, Coimbatore Dist. - Poultry Chain

Pioneer Hatcheries - Pongalur, Coimbatore Dist. - Poultry Chain

Crystal Hosieries, Tirupur

D. Vijay Mohan - Pricol, Automotive Instrumentation, Coimbatore

L.R.G. Naidu - ELGI Equipments,Coimbatore

Super Spinning Mills - Hindupur and Coimbatore

Rajshree Pathy - Managing Director of Rajshree Sugars Limited. Contributor to INDIAN EXPRESS.

Rajendran and brothers - CRI Pumps, One of India's largest Pump and Motor manufacturers.

L.G. Balakrishnan - ROLON Chains and Sprockets - L.G.Balakrishnan & Bros, Coimbatore.

S. Karivardhan - Lakshmi Mills; Motorsports pioneer

D. Bala Sundaram Naidu - Founder of TEXTOOL company. He laid foundation for Coimbatore's engineering & industrial growth.

N. Durai Swamy Naidu - Founder DPF,Coimbatore. Pioneer in pump manufacture. President of Southern India Engineering Mfrs. Association for two decades

L. G. Varatharaj - ELGI Equipments, Engineering products and Air Compressors, Coimbatore.

G.K. Devarajulu - Founder of Lakshmi Machine Works, the largest textile machinery manufacturer in India

M. Audiseshaiah - Srinivasa Enterprises, Engineers & Architects Chennai.


Krishna Mikkilineni - CEO, Honeywell International India Pvt Ltd, Subsidiary of Honeywell Inc.

Chalasani Basavapunnaiah - Chairman, United Telecoms Limited - Telecom, Electronic and Utility systems.

Dr. Potluri Raja Mohan Rao - MD, United Telecoms Limited.

G. Manohara Naidu - Lahari Audio, Bangalore.

Gogineni Damodara Naidu - SPM India Ltd, Bangalore.Special Purpose Machines / Test Rigs, Jigs & Fixtures and Hydraulic Clamping Devices.

K. Ananda Rao - Anupama Group, Bangalore.

J. S. R. Prasad - Greenesol Power Systems Pvt. Ltd.Turbo-Machinery and Power Plants.

S. V. Narasaiah - Hind High Vacuum Co. Pvt. Ltd - Vacuum Equipment.

Movva Associates - Construction, Management and Ad agency.

[edit] USA

Murali Atluru - Diversified Technology Consultants(Privately owned $33 million company) - Environmental Engineering consulting.

Sudhakar and Srikanth Raavi - Sonic Systems(USA).

Srini Madala - Softsol USA Inc.,

Subba Rao Anumolu - ASR International Corp., Technology and systems to protect the United States' airports, waterways, railroads and highways. Homeland Security Department.

Ramesh Kodali - OBT Global, Consulting & Management Firm.

Sachin Tummala - Corpus Inc, IT solutions firm

Chand Akkineni - Softpro Systems,Software solutions,High-end techmology base.

Sri Myneni - Knoah Solutions, offshore outsourcing services (BPO).

Venu Myneni - Radiant Systems Inc , Software Service organization

Srikrishna Devabhaktuni - Tropos Networks, proven market leader in delivering metro-scale Wi-Fi mesh network products and services.

Chiplogic - 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).

Ashwani Jasti - Camo Technologies., multivariate statistical software space.

Suneil Mandava - Mobile Aspects, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions

Krishna Yarlagadda - Hellosoft: (USA/India)., leading provider of high-performance communications software

Prasad Mandava - Visual Collaboration Technologies, leading edge engineering services and software products for the science, engineering and manufacturing industries

Rao Kamineni - Ritenet, IT and Telecommunications services

Viswa Mandalapu - Vision Systems Group, IT solutions to Pharma Industry.

Srinivasa R Arikatla - AJEL Technologies, IT services

Jalaiah Unnam- AS&M Inc., research and engineering firm specialized in advanced technologies.

Nagesh Challa - Ecrio Inc, Instant communication solutions

Suresh Katta - Saama Technologies, business intelligence solutions

Chowdary Yalamanchili - CNC Investments, Ltd,assets currently valued in excess of $1.5 billion.

Sean Yalamanchi - Info Vision Consultants, global software and engineering services

Ramu Yalamanchi - Sona Networks , Inc.

Venu Myneni - Radgov, IT solutions

Ravi Tripuraneni - Aviation Technologies International, Aircraft Development.

Babu rao Mandava - Indotronix International Corp., IT solutions.

Raj Atluru - Konarka Technologies Inc, power plastic Manufacturing

Sudhakar Kosaraju - The Crescent Group, Healthcare Group.

Raj Kosaraju - Maxil Technology Solutions Inc, Innovative Information Technology solutions

Srinivas Kudaravalli - Key Solutions, Inc. IT services firm and Application Service Provider.

Ramesh Cherukuri - Statdata Inc, high quality, low cost medical transcription

Madhu Kodali - Kodenet Inc, IT firm.

Rao Yarlagadda - KAS Rugs- Floor coverings,Textiles.

Sai Devabhaktuni - Loral Space & Communications- satellite services and satellite manufacturing

Suresh Vallabhaneni - Adagesoft Corporation,IT services

Suresh Kottapalli - iSpace,BPO Solutions.

Manohar Chapalamadugu - Mantra Group Inc

Hari K. Valluru and Kiran Vallurupalli - Redsalsa Technologies, IT services provider

Vinai Kolli - Team F1 Inc.,leading-edge, high-performance embedded networking and security software components for wired and wireless applications

Babu Mandava - Beceem Communications, semiconductor solutions for the wireless broadband market

Ashok Atluri - Zen Technologies, High-end multimedia weapons simulator for security forces

Raj Vattikuti - CEO of Covansys - Largest Donor in Detroit - Donated USD $ 400 Million to William Beaumont Hospital for research on Breast and Prostate cancers. ($20 Million each year for 20 years).

Raj Kumar Velagapudi - Sold Innova solutions to Nes Technologies of Israel for $25 Million

Gopi Chand Tummala - MD of TeraSoftware Pvt Ltd.

Ram Yalamanchili - TANA Regional Vice President, Founder of Discover Travel

Rao Cherukuri - Capricorn Pharma, Maryland.

Kamal Gogineni - Techquest International, leading provider of global infrastructure management solutions

Srini Anumolu - TRUST REALTY, Real Estate in Virginia.

Sarath Boyapati - Alphasoft Services, CA


Koneru Rajendra Prasad - Trimex Group (Dubai/India); The Middle East & Indian Subcontinent's largest industrial raw mineral conglomerate.

[edit] Hospitals


L.V. Prasad Eye Hospital, Hyderabad

Medvin Hospital, Nampalli

KIMS (Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences), Begumpet

Kamineni Hospital, L.B.Nagar

Image Hospitals, Ameerpet, Madhapur

Global Hospital, Lakdi-ka-pool

Nikhil Hospitals, Srinagar colony, Dilsukh Nagar

Usha Mullapudi Cardiac Centre, Zeedimetla (Gajularamaram)

Rainbow Children Hospital, Banjara Hills

Vijaya Super Speciality Hospital, Secunderabad

Healingtouch Pediatric Super Speciality Hospital, Secunderabad

Mythri Hospital, Ameerpet

Rama Fertality Clinic, Ameerpet

Medwin Hospitals

Seven Hills Hospitals


Pinnamaneni Care Hospital, Siddarthanagar

Nagarjuna Hospital, Kanuru

Cibar Cancer Hospital, Edupugallu

Sowmya Apollo Hospital, Tadepalli, Kanakadurga Varadhi

Ramesh Cardiac Hospital, Near: Layola College

Y.V.Rao Cardiac Hospital, Labbipet

Charitha Sree Hospital, Suryaraopet

Vijayawada Superspeciality Hospital

[edit] Philanthropists

* Raja Venkatadri Naidu Vasireddy - He built many temples in Amaravathi, Mangalagiri, Chebrolu, Ponnuru, Vijayawada, Srisailam and other places.

* Rukminamma Achanta - Chief donor of bulidings and constructions of Guntur Medical College, Guntur; Minister in Madras Presidency.

* Kuppuswamy Choudary Jagarlamudi - Donor to many educational institutions.

* G.D. Naidu (Gopalswamy Doraiswamy Naidu) - Founder of many institutions in Coimbatore.

* Raj Vattikuti - CEO of Covansys - Largest Donor in Detroit - Donated USD $ 40 Million to William Beaumont Hospital for research on Breast and Prostate cancers. (The $40 million will be donated over a period of 10 years.)

* N. Chinna Swamy Naidu- He built the outside pragaram, compound wall and thirupani of Marudhamalai Murugar Temple in 1957 by sheer hardwork, collecting donation from public and also help from his long time friend famously known as Vadavalli Gounder.

[edit] Sports personnel

* Raman Subba Row Panguluri - Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1961, Test player for England between 1958 and 1961,now an ICC match referee.

* Pullela Gopichand - Former all England badminton champion.

* Koneru Humpy-Former World junior chess champion.

* Pentela Hari Krishna - Former World junior chess champion.

* Achanta Sharath Kamal - Table Tennis Player.

* J. Anand - Former Formula 3 Champion (Jaya Automobiles - Automotive Design Company).

* Shyam Sundar - Volley Ball. Arjuna Award winner; Indian Captain

* Susheel Narla- Tennis Player. Indian National Champion 1996. Represented India in Davis cup 1997. First A.P., person to win the Indian National Men's singles title and the Indian Masters by the age of 19.

* Narain Karthikeyan Kakarla - First Indian on the Formula 1 circuit. Grand son of P. S. G. Naidu of Coimbatore.

[edit] Media

* Narla Venkateswara Rao - Eminent Journalist and Parlimentarian, known for his innovations in journalism. Editor of two weeklies - Andhra Prabha & Andhra Jyothy. Gave prominence to not only political issues but also to social, economic, industrial and educational issues and thus laid new trends in journalism.

* Raju Narisetti - Editor, Wall Street Journal, European Edition.

* A.B.K.Prasad- Chairman of the Official Language Commission. Editor of many dailies such as Eenadu, Andhra Jyothy, Andhra Bhoomi and Udayam. Noted for his acerbic and non-partisan editorials.

* Ramoji Rao Cherukuri - Indian media baron and Head of the Ramoji Group. Known as the Man with a Midas touch. He is an entrepreneur who has set standards in the print, television and the film industry.Notorious for mismanaging the funds of Margadarsi,a chit funf company which he founded and expanded based on the goodwill he amassed because of his media empire.Margadarsi was reportedly in a loss to the tune of 1100 crore!Worse,it is not even registered with RBI.Ramoji Film City which he established is turning into a white elephant and all the media channels in different languages are reportedly in huge losses.

* Radha Krishna Vemuri - Managing Director of Andhra Jyothy.

* Vemuri Balaram- Owner and Editor of Swaati weekly.

* Venkatadri Ravipudi - Founder and Editor of 'Hetuvaadi' monthly.

* Velicheti Ravi Prakash - CEO TV9
* Kantamneni Ravi Shankar MD www.teluguone.com

[edit] Politicians


Sir Raghavendra Rao Edpuganti - Prime minister of Central Paraganas (Current day Madhya Pradesh)

Muni Swami Naidu Bollina - Prime minister of Common Madras Presidency during 1938-42; Renowned Lawyer.

Basava Punnaih Makineni - One of the stalwarts and foremost theoreticians of the Indian Communist movement. Affectionately known as Comrade MB, he was among the outstanding leaders of the glorious Telangana people's struggle and along with Comrade P. Sundarayya, was deeply involved in the organisation, execution and conduct of the Telangana struggle.

Chandra Rajeswara Rao - Freedom fighter, eminent socialist and long time general secretary of the Communist Party of India.

Satya Narayana Koratala - Marxist Ideologue and Polit Bureau member of the Communist Party of India.

Raghu Ramaiah Kotha - Minister in Nehru, Lal Bahadur Sastry and Indira Gandhi's cabinets.

Hanumantha Rao Moturi - CPI(M) Polit Bureau Member and Editor of Prajasakti Daily since its inception.

Bala Gangadhra Rao Lavu - Despite coming from a landlord background, Comrade LBG's Communist life was one of simplicity and unflinching commitment to the cause of liberating the exploited in the country. He served the party in various capacities: Member of the Polit Bureau, Member of the Central Committee and Secretary of the Andhra Pradesh state committee.

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR), Founder of Telugu Desam Party and Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

Nagabhairava Jayaprakash Narayan- Former IAS officer who resigned the post to establish Loksatta.,a Reformist political party.

Nara Chandrababu Naidu - Former Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.

Venkaiah Naidu Muppavarapu - President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, 2002-2004.

V. Raghavulu Bodapati - Present Secretary of the A.P., state Communist(m) party.

Sitaram Yechuri-CPM Leader.

Paritala Ravindra - Former Minister and Film Producer, Govt. of A.P.

Karnam Balaram- Former Minister, Govt. of A.P

Chandra Mouli Kalluri - Minister in three provinces: Madras, Andhra and Andhra Pradesh.

Venkata Ratnam Kakani - Former Minister, Govt. of A. P.

Venkatramaiah Alapati - Former Minister, Govt. of A.P., and Freedom Fighter

Venkata Ratnam Bikkani - Former Minister in Madras Government; Freedom Fighter.

N.P. Chengalaraya Naidu - Senior Congress parliamentarian from Chittoor.

Bhaskara Rao Nadendla - Former Chief Minister of A. P.,

Veeraiah Chowdary Dhullipalla - Former minister, Govt. of A.P.

Kondaiah Chowdary Divi - Former minister, Govt. of A.P.,

Hanumantha Rao Gottipati - Former minister, Govt. of A.P.,

Venkata Ramana Devineni - Former minister, Govt. of A.P.,

Ram Bhupal Chowdary Vemula - Former minister, Govt. of A.P.,

Ravindranath Chowdary Maganti - Former minister, Govt. of A.P.,

Siva Prasada Rao Kodela - Former Minister, Govt. of A.P.,

Upendra Parvathaneni - Former Minister in Union Cabinet.

S.K.P.B.K Satyanarayana-Former Minister in Union(NDA) Cabinet.

Ankineedu Prasad Pamulapati - Former Minister in Union Cabinet

Renuka Chowdhary - Minister for Women and Child Welfare, Government of India.

S. Rama Devi Vadlapatla - Former Governor of Karnataka and Former Chief Election Commissioner.

P.S. Rama Mohan Rao, IPS - Former Governor of Tamil Nadu

Daggupati Purandeshwari- Minister for Human Resources Development, Govt. of India.

Maganti Babu-Minister Govt of A.P.,

Galla Aruna Kumari-Minister Govt of A.P.,

Pinnamaneni Venkateswara Rao- Minister Govt of A.P.,

Venkateswara Rao Mandava - Former Minister, Govt. of A. P.,

Tummala Nageswarao Rao-Former Minister,govt.of A.P.,

Boddu Bhaskara Rama Rao-Former vice-chairman ,state planning commission,Govt.of A.P.,

Gorantla butcciahChowdary-Former vice-chairman,state planning commission,Govt.ofA.P.,

Keshav Payyavula - M.L.A. A. P.,

Muddu Krishnama Naidu Gali - M.L.A. A.P.,

Bikkina Krishna Arjuna chowdary-M.L.A.(alamuru).A.P.,

Chitturi Ravindra-M.L.A A.P.,

V.V.V.S Chowdary-Ex-M.L.A ,A.P.,

Lakshmi Prasad Yarlagadda - Former Member, Rajya Sabha. Recipient of Central Sahitya Academy Award & "Padmashree".

Lakshmaiah Naidu Kommi - MLA - Atmakur and well known politician in Nellore district.

Rajagopal Lagadapati - M. P., Vijayawada.

Peda Rataiah Makineni - Former Minsiter,Guntur

Sambasiva Rao Rayapati - MP - GUNTUR


VAIKO - Vaiyapuri Gopalaswamy Naidu- MDMK President, M.P. from Sivakasi; Noted Tamil Activist and secessionist.[9]

Arcot Veeraswamy - Veteran leader of DMK Party. Cabinet Minister for Electricity & Rural industries.

P.Ramachandran- Close associate of late Kamaraj. Former union cabinet minister,and also Governer of Karnataka.

S.R. Balasubramonian - Former Union Minister and Former Leader of Opposition, Tamilnadu Legislative Assembly.

R. Prabhu - Former Union Minister,(Cong.I) M.P. Nilgiris (Nephew of V.L.Dutt of KCP Group).

K.Venkatapathy- Present Minister of state for Law in Manmohan Cainet(Elected form Cuddulore- DMK)

K. Pandu Rangan - Former Minister and presently M.L.A. - Vellore(AIADMK)

P.V. Damodaran - Former Minister, Tamilnadu Govt.,M.L.A- Coimbatore(AIADMK)

K. Raghupathi - Present Mayor, Coimbatore city corporation.

V. Munuswamy- Former Mayor, Madras


Mundluri Ramappa (Minister for Energy)

Gundarapu Aswartha Reddy (Previous Home Minister)

M.Raghupathi (Minister for Education)

Sandra Gopinath (Minister for Housing)

Mundluri Divakar Babu ( Minister of State for Rural Devalopment & Panchayat Raj)

Katta Subrahmanyam Naidu, BJP (Minister of State for Small Scale Industries)

G.Thippa - MLA


Bandi Krishna Murthy : Minister of State for Health (BJP)- Chattisgarh State

Film industry

[edit] Producers

(Chakrapani): Venkata Subba Rao Aluri - Chakrapani & Nagireddy duo of famous Vijaya Productions.

(L V Prasad): Lakshmi Vara Prasad Akkineni - Dadasaheb Phalke awardee. Director, Producer, Film lab and IMAX owner. L V Prasad Eye Institute, World class hospital in Ophthalmolgy is named after him in Hyderabad.

Ramanaidu Daggubati (Guinness Book of Records lists him as the prolific producer with 100 films under his banner "Suresh Productions")

Madhusudhana Rao Dukkipati - (Annapurna Art Pictures).

Aswini Dutt Chalasani - (Vyjayanti banners.)

Purna Chandra Rao Atluri - (Lakshmi Productions)

V. B. Rajendra Prasad - (Jagapati Art Pictures).

Bhagyaraja - (Tamil film producer & Actor).

Siva Rama Krishna Burugupalli - (Producer & Industrialist).

Gopi Chalasani -(Gopi Art Pictures).

D. Kishore

G. Adiseshagiri Rao - Producer and Chairman, A.P. Film Development Corporation.

Manchu Mohan Babu(Bhaktavatsalam Naidu)

Krishna Mohan Rao Kovelamudi

(Vani) Venkateswara Rao Kakarla - (Producer & Distributor -Vani Film Distributors, Asiatic Traders - Johnson & Johnson distributor).

Visweswara Rao Koganti - (Panchavati Chitralaya & Padmaja Pictures).

Srinivas Rao Katragadda - Freedom fighter and Producer (Navayuga Films )

Yarlagadda Ramesh Prasad - Saradhi Studios

Subbiah Naidu - Central Studios, Bangalore

Venkatesh - Rockline Productions,Bangalore

K. S. Rama Rao

Sridhar Lagadapati

M. L. Kumar Chowdary

Kiran - Gemini TV.

Rama Lingeswara Rao Nandigam

Babu Rao Pokuri - (Eetaram Films).

Sravanti Ravi Kishore Polineni - Producer and Charterd Accountant.

Bharadwaja Tammareddy - Producer and Director.

Krishna Murthy Tammareddy - Freedom fighter and Producer (Saradhi Studios and Ravindra Art Pictures).

Surya Narayana Babu Uppalapati

Ramesh Vallurupalli

Ramesh Vadde -(Vijaya Madhavi Combines).

Devi Vara Prasad (Tarakarama Banner)

[edit] Directors

Rama Brahmam Gudavalli

Krishna Thottempudi

Gopal Bezawada

V. V. Satyanarayana Edara(EVV)

Raghavendra Rao Kovelamudi (KRR)

Prakash Rao Kovelamudi (Father of KRR)

Deva Kaushik Katta

Siva Muppalaneni

Vijaya Bapineedu

Narayana Rao Uppalapati

Y. V. S. Chowdary

A. S. Ravi kumar Chowdary

Murali Paruchuri

Teja Jasti

Sreenu Vytla

Yeleti Chandrashekar

S. S. Raja Mouli (Koduri)

[edit] Actors

Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao (NTR) - Screen legend and former Chief Minister of Andhra pradesh.

Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR) - Matinee idol , Dadasaheb Phalke awardee and, Pioneer of Telugu film industry in Andhra Pradesh.

Ghattamaneni Sivarama Krishna (Krishna)

Mahesh Babu Ghattamaneni

Akkineni Nagarjuna

Daggubati Venkatesh

Nandamuri Balakrishna (NBK) (Gold star)

Gummadi Vekateswara Rao - Astute character artist

Kongara Jaggaiah - A.I.R News Reader, Actor and Former Member of Parliament

Sobhana Chalapati Rao Uppu (Sobhan Babu)

Rajendra Prasad Gadde

Maganti Murali Mohan

Mohan Babu Manchu

Akkineni Nagarjuna

Daggupati venkatesh

Nandamuri Kalyan Ram


Jagapati Chowdary Veeramachaneni (Jagapathi Babu)

Gopichand Tottempudi

Venu Tottempudi

Sumanth Yarlagadda


Giri Babu

Krishna Bhagavan Meenavalli (PapaRao Chowdary)

Raghu babu

Vishaal Tummala - Popular stage actor; master of tabala and violin.

Naveen Vadde



Actresses/Beauty Queens

Sindhura Gadde - Miss India World 2005.[21]

Pratima Yarlagadda - Miss Indiana USA 1999 http://www.ninimomo.com/dotw99pybio.htm



[edit] Music Directors

Ramanjulu Naidu Alugulapati

Raghavaiah Chowdary Kosaraju - Lyricist

Chakravarthy Kommineni & his son Sri (Gulabi)

Subbaih Naidu - Early MGR films in Tamil

M. M. Keeravani (Koduri)

[edit] Writers

Paruchuri brothers

Maharadhi Tripuraneni

V. Vijayendra prasad (Keeravani's Brother)

[edit] Educational Institutions

Bapatla Educational Society

Chalapati Educational Institutions

Sri Chaitanya Educational Institutions

Sri vidyaniketan Educational Institutes - Tirupati

GITAM - Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, Visakhapatnam

Gowtam Educational Institutions

Jagarlamudi Kuppuswamy Choudary College, Guntur..

Kamineni Educational Society

Mamata Educational Society - Khammam

Nalanda Educational Institutions

N R I Medical College, Chinakakani, Guntur.

P E S Engineering college, Bangalore.

Peoples Educational Society [PES] - Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh; Founded by Prof. M. R. Doreswamy Naidu

Ratnam Coaching Centres

Vikas Educational Institutions, Guntur.

Siddhartha Educational Institutions

Sai-Sudhir Colleges, ECIL, Hyderabad

Sasi Educational Society, Velivennu, Tanuku.

T. I. M. E - Triumphant Institute of Management Education.

Vikas Educational Institutions, Visakhapatnam.

Vignan Educational Institutions, Guntur.

[edit] Engineering Colleges


Vignan Institute of Technology and Science - Deshmukhi.

Vallurapalli NageswaraRao Vignan Jyothi Engineering College

D R K Institute of Science & Technology

Hasvita Engineering College

M G I T - Gandipet

Yarlagadda Ranganayakulu (Y.R.N) Engineering College

Krishna District:

Velagapudi Rama Krishna Siddartha Engineering College, Vijayawada

Nagarjuna Institute Of Technology

Devineni Ramana Memorial Engineering College

M I C College of Engineering

Gudlavalleru Engineering College

Guntur District:

R. V. R. & J. C. College of Engineering, Guntur.

Koneru Lakshmaiah Engineering College, Vaddeswaram

Chundi Ranganayakulu Engineering College, Chilakaluripeta

Vignan's Engineering College - Vadlamudi

Bapatla Engineering College, Bapatla

Loyola Institute of Technology & Management

Prakasam District:

Q I S College of Engineering, Ongole

Prakasam College of Engineering

Malneni College of Engineering, Singarayakonda

V. S. R & Y. R. S. College of Engineering

Chirala College of Engineering, Chirala


B I T Institute of Technology

Intell Engineering College


Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technology & Science

Gandhi Institute of Technology & Management


Swarnabharathi Institue of Technology

Sree Kavitha Engineering College

Mother Theresa Engineering College

Adams Engineering College


Madanapalli Insitute of Technology & Science

Sri Vidya Niketan Engineering College, Srikalahasti.

Vignanabharathi Residential college, Tirupati(Ravilla Bhaskara Naidu)

East Godavari:

Pragati Engineering College, surampalem(peddapuram),Paruchuri krishna Rao.

Sri Prakash college Of Engineering,Tuni

Regency Institute of science and technology(yanam(UT),Dr G M Naidu)

West Godavari:

Sir C. R. Reddy College of Engineering, Eluru

Sasi institute of Technology & Engineering, Tadepalligudem.


Arkay College of Engineering & Tech, Achanapally, Bodhan


Progressive Engineering College

Vignan Engneering College


Coimbatore Institure of Technology (CIT) founded by Rangaswamy Naidu.

C I T - Coimbatore Institute of Technology (Runy by V. Rangasamy Naidu Educational Trust, devoted to the cause of promoting Technical and Scientific Literacy, established in 1956. CIT is one of the prestigious educational institutions in South India.

G. R. G. Institutions - Coimbatore

Krishna College of Engineering and Technology - Coimbatore.

Karpagam Group of Educational Institutions - Engineering College, Polytechnic, Arts and Science College etc., Coimbatore.

P. S. G. Group of Colleges - P. S. Govindaswamy College of Engineering - Coimbatore

S. N. R. Sons Educational Institutions - Coimbatore (Three Engineering Colleges, One Dental College, Nursing College, Arts and Science College)


S. A. Engineering College

JAYA Institutions

R. M. K.Engineering College

R. M. D.Engineering College

Raaga Engineering College

Venkateswara Engineering College

Sriram Engineering College


P S R Engineering College, Sivakasi (Founders: Ramadoss and Solaisami).

Medical Colleges:

Dr.Pinnamaneni Siddartha Institute of Medical Sciences & Research(vjy)

Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences(hyd)

Katuri Medical College & Hospital(guntur)

Mamata Medical College(khammam)

N R I Medical College(guntur)

P. E. S. Institute of Medical Sciences & Research(kuppam)

P S G Medical College - Coimbatore

[edit] Dental Colleges

Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur. INDIA

GITAM Dental College, Visakhapatnam.

Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS), Nalgonda.

Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Gannavaram.

Mamata Medical College, Khammam.


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Gangaeya sahini was a kayastha by caste, not kamma,kayastha caste is all over india.They are not related in way to kamma caste.Kammas are not the people who migrated to Andhra.They are a mixed caste formed by the people who engaged in kapu (agriculture)occupation in Kammanadu region.


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