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PV – A multifaceted politician

scholar among politiciansa polyglot and a rare individual Of Versatileality P V Narasimha Rao’s 94thbirth anniversary falls 28thJune. At this juncture. it is essential to remember his services to the nation and the State After the format io n of Telangana State. Tlw birth and the death anniversariesOf Narasimha R”) are being eonducted officially by the Government of Telangana. which ishighly commendable.

Narasimha Rao Was born in1921 in Vangara village in Bheemadevarapally mandal in Karimnagar district. He grew upin Hyderabad State underNizamg rule He was expelledfrom Osmania University for his active   participation in the NationaIMovement. He pursed his education in Nagpur University.

A graduate in law, PV was fluent in more than 17 languages and Well-versed in subjects like Economiß, Law, History, Politics and Arts. As a distinguished scholar and intellectual with vast literary pursuits. he translated G Award Winn er Kavisamrat Viswanadha Satyanaraya nasugu Novel ‘Veyipadagalu’ intoHindi with the title Sahasraphan.He blended in his and political ideology in his semi-autobio-graphical novel Narasimha Rao acquired political latowledge and leadership qualities as he was familiar with Telangana Peasants Movement, Nizam Andhra Mahasabha Conferences and Communist Movements. He played an active role in the Anti•Nizam Movement as a follower of Ramananda Iheertha.He entered into the state politics as the successor of Ramananda .The ert ha.PV’s political career began in Manthani in Karimnagar district.He was a Member ofthe AP State Legislative Assembly from 1962 to 1973. He rendered his servic•es in various ministries. He v.as the State Information Relations Minister from 1962 to 1904.During 1964-67, he served as the Health Minister. He also per•formed as Education Ministeradvent of Te1angana Movement in 1969 resultedin many political changes. After the resignation of Kasu Brahmananda Reddy, PV’ accepted the At the time of his assuming office as PM, the country was on the verge of bankruptcy and facing high fiscal deficits. Under these circumstances, he led the country to stability and growth by ushering in globalisation, liberalisation and privatisation.Heaccelerated the revolutionarychanges launched by RajivGandhi in technology, telephone,TV and information sectors. The futuristic concept of PV is benefitting lakhs of our software engineers in America, Australia,Europe and India even today Today is PV Nnrasimha Rao’s “4th h h anniversary position of Chief Minister as a Telanganite in 1971 But. he had to resign due to the Jai Andhra Movement.

Indira Gandhi invited him into national politics. He worked as the GeneraI Secretary All India Congress Committee during 1977-1984. After having got elected as an MP from Ram tek,Maharashtra, he aiministered as the Foreign Affairs Minister, the Defence Minister and the Human Resources Development Minister. Indira Gandhi identified him for his political Later, headvised Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on many issues and reforms fir keeping the status of [n-diaon a par with the worlders After the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi in 1991, he made a great re-entry into national politics as the prime Minister. He headed the minority party government with the alliance of other parties from outside and established a stable government. The era of alliance governments began. leading to NDA and UPA coming in to existence.

With an intention to provide education to the rural students.PV started •Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya.’ In order to follow the three language formula scrupulously. he introduced Telugu a subject of study in Navodaya Schools in North India. In the state of United Andhra Pradesh as Minister and Chief Minister, he introduced reservations to Back•ward Classes in education and employment sectors and also as the Prime Minister of India. honouring the Mandal Commission recommendations. he implemented 27 % reservations for OBCs in the Central Services. He possessed a national vision and the distant future was the width of his thought. PV ji acted as the 10th prime Minister of India from June 21,1991. to May16. 1996. At the time of lus assuming office as PM , thecountry was on the verge of bank-cu ‘Icy and facing high fiscal deficits.

Under these circumstances,Narasimha Rao led the country to stability and growth by ushering inglobalisation, liberalisation and privatisation. He accelerated the revolutionary changes launched by Rajiv Gandhi in technology,telephone. ‘IN and information sectors The futuristic concept of IV is benefiting lakhs of our software engineers in America. Australia Europe and India even to-day

PV faced many challenges in his life. But, he faced criticism with patience and rendered his services silently, He never took hasty decisions. At thetime of assuming the office of the PM, he was neither a Lok Sabha Member nor a Rajya Sabha Member. He contested from Nandyal in Kurnool district in AP and wonwith a nudority of 5 lakh votes and his victory entered the Guinness Book of World Records. A South Indian and an of the Nehru- Gandhi family, Narasimha Rao* ascendancy to the office of the Prime Minister of India is an important occurrence in the history of the country.Born in Telangana IN, he rose to the national and internional levels and earned a name as one of the makers of modern India. He passed away on December 23, 2004. at age of83. We should proud of him as he belongs toTelangana State. It is our duty to pay tribute to him on his 94th birth anniversary. me writer is an official spokesperson of Telangana p. ralesh Congress Committee