Nara Chandrababu Naidu

N Chandrababu Naidu

N Chandrababu Naidu

Date of Birth : April 20, 1950

Mini Biography :

Nara Chandrababu Naidu was the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh from 1995 to 2004. He holds the record of being the longest-serving chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.He is also the founder of Heritage Foods. As of August 2009, he is leader of the opposition in the Andhra Pradesh state assembly, and the president of Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

Naidu was born in the Naravaripally village of Chittoor district on April 20, 1950. His father N.K. Naidu was an agriculturist and his mother Ammanamma was a housewife. Naidu did his schooling in Chandragiri and attended college at the Sri Venkateswara Arts College, Tirupati. He did his Masters in Economics from the Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. He was working towards a Ph.D. degree at the same university, when he took to politics.

He held various positions of office in his college and organised a number of social activities. Following the 1977 cyclone, which devastated Diviseema taluk of Krishna district, he actively organised donations and relief material from Chittoor district for the cyclone victims.

He was elected as a MLA representing the Chandragiri constituency in 1978. He was the youngest Minister in the Cabinet in Congress. Naidu took over the post of Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh from his father-in-law N. T. Rama Rao in a political coup on September 1, 1995. This move was criticized as ‘back-stabbing’ by D. Venkateshwara Rao, the elder son-in-law of Rama Rao.He was again sworn in as the Chief Minister on 11 October 1999 for a second term.

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