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Bezawada Gopala Reddy Biography

Bezawada Gopala Reddy Biography

బెజవాడ గోపాల రెడ్డి జీవిత చరిత్ర

Bezawada Gopala Reddy (August 5, 1907 – March 9, 1997) was an Indian politician. He was Chief Minister of the erstwhile Andhra State (28 March 1955 – 1 November 1956) and Governor of Uttar Pradesh (1 May 1967 – 1 July 1972). He was popularly known as Andhra Tagore.Both Gopal Reddy and his wife studied at Santhiniketan established by Rabindranath Tagore. It was during this time that Gopal Reddy took a liking for Tagore’s works and translated many of his books into Telugu.

Early Life and Education

He was born on August 7, 1907 in the village of Buchi Reddipalampam in Nellore district. Father Pattabhiram Reddy, Mother Seethamma. After graduating from college, joined the Bandar National College. He completed his undergraduate education at Vishwa Bharati University in Santiniketan in 1927.He married Lakshamikantamma, daughter of Thikkavarappu Rami Reddy. They have three sons and one daughter. Bezhwada Gopal Reddy, a full-fledged 90 years of perfect life, retained his distinction in literary political circles. He spent his last life in Nellore and died in 1st November 1956.


He spent many years in jail and participated in the national movement. Before the thirty years had elapsed, he became minister of the Raja Sabha in the interim Madras state. Kurnool became the Chief Minister in 1955 when Andhra Pradesh was formed. He was the Deputy Chief Minister of Hyderabad when Vishalandha was formed in 1956. Later, Jawaharlal Nehru invited the minister as the minister in the center and made the revenue minister. Subsequently, the Ministry of Communications was handed over. He served as Governor of Uttar Pradesh for five years. For 186 months, various political Positions were held. 

Literary Field

He is the ambassador of literature. Since 1946, the Telugu bhasha samithi presided over. From 1957 to 82, he worked as the president of Andhra Pradesh Sahitya Akademi for 25 years. Executive members of the Central Sahitya Academy since 1978. Eight years since 1963, Gnanapeetta President. The first self-poetry was released in 1978. Gopal Reddy translated many of the works like Urvashi, Geethanjali, written by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore in Telugu.

List Of Various Political Positions

Member A.I.C.C., since 1931 ; M.L.A., Madras, 1937–46 ; was Minister Local Administration, Government of Madras, 1937–39 ; President Andhra Pradesh, 1955–56 ; Finance Minister, Madras, 1947 ; Home Minister, Andhra Pradesh, 1956 ; Finance Minister, Andhra Pradesh, 1957 ; M.P. Rajya Sabha, 1958–60, Lok Sabha, 1962 ; Minister of Revenue and Civil Expenditure Government of India, 1958–61 ; Minister for Information and Broadcasting 1962–63 ; resigned under the Kamraj Plan ; Chairman, Children’s Film Society; President: Daskshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha (A.P.) ; Telugu Bhasha Samiti, since 1947 ; A.P. Sahitya Academy, since 1957 ; All-India Chess Federation, since 1959 ; Governor of U.P. since 1 May 1967. 

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