Raavi Narayana Reddy
|Member of the Lok Sabha|
|Preceded by||Devulapalli Venkateswara Rao|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad Yunus Saleem|
|Born||5 June 1908|
Bollepally, Hyderabad State, British India
(now in Telangana, India)
|Died||7 September 1991 (aged 83)|
Andhra Pradesh, India
(now in Telangana, India)
|Political party||Communist Party of India|
|Children||Raavi Ashok Reddy and Raavi Santosh Reddy|
|Occupation||Indian independence movement, Telangana Rebellion|
Raavi Narayana Reddy (5 June 1908 – 7 September 1991) was an Indian politician, a founding member of the Communist Party of India, and a peasant leader. He was a leader in the Telangana Rebellion against the rule of Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII. Reddy was also a philanthropist, social reformer, and parliamentarian. He is renowned in Telangana for fighting on behalf of peasants. Raavi Narayana Reddy also played a critical role in the Andhra Mahasabha as its chairman in 1941.
In the 1952 Indian general election, Reddy stood for the People's Democratic Front, (a pseudonym for the banned Communist Party of India), and polled more votes than Jawaharlal Nehru and also the first one entering in the parliament in independent India.
In 1984, a protest over water supplies at Bhuvanagiri, led by Reddy under the auspices of the Jalasadhana Samithi,[clarification needed] led to the filing of 485 nominations for the Nalgonda parliamentary seat, requiring officials to produce the election's longest ballot paper.
In 2006, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, presented the Raavi Narayana Reddy memorial national foundation award to A.B. Bardhan, Communist Party of India general secretary.
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- Shri Ravi Narayan Reddy gari Interview by Telugu university (part of Telugu velugulu)
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