Shri Rayapati Sambasiva Rao
[ Indian National Congress-Andhra Pradesh ]

Father's Name : Shri Venkata Ranga Rao
Mother's Name : Smt. Seetha Ramamma
Date of Birth : 1943-06-07
Place of Birth : Unguturu, Distt. Guntur(Andhara Pradesh)
Marital Status : Married
Spouse's Name : Smt. Leela Kumari
Children : No.of Sons:1 No.of Daughters:2
Educational Qualifications : B.Sc. Educated at New Science College, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Profession : Agriculturist, Social Worker, Trader
Permanent Address : 4th Line, Lakshmipuram, Guntur - 522 007, Andhra Pradesh ,Tels. (0863)2350400, 22450500, Fax No. (0863) 2240500,
Present Address : C-1/20, Pandara Park New Delhi-110 011,Tels. (011) 23388252, 23388272 09849061777 (M), 9868180318 (M) Fax. (011) 23388252
Email Address :
Freedom Fighter : No
Positions Held :  
Member, Indian National CongressMember, Rajya Sabha( 1982 - 1988)Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Commerce, Rajya SabhaMember, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Shipping and Transport, Rajya SabhaTreasurer, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), Andhra Pradesh General Secretary, P.C.C., Andhra Pradesh Chairman, Committee on 20 Point Programme, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh ( 1991-1994)Elected to 11th Lok Sabha( 1996)Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd Term)( 1998)Member, Committee on Public Undertakings( 1998-99)Member, Committee on FinanceMember, Consultative Committee, Ministry of CommerceRe-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (3rd Term)( 2004)Chairman, Committee on Water ResourcesMember, General Purposes CommitteeChairman, Committee on Water Resources( 5 Aug. 2007 onwards)Vice-President India-Chile Parliamentary Friendship Group( 2006-2009)Vice President, Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation and Management( )Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (4th term)( 2009)Member, Committee on Finance( 31 August 2009)Member, Committee on Ethics( 7 October, 2009)
Books Published :  
Not Available
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests : 
Patron of various fine arts and cultural associations and functions Founder, Educational Institutions like RVR and JC College of Engineering, Law and Education in Guntur arranged water tanker at own cost for supplying water to the needy villagers initiated development work in rural areas with the aid of a proclainer owned by him provided financial assistance to the poor in rural areas and undertook philanthropic acitivities like construction of Churches, Mosques and Temples Member,Andhra Social and Cultural Association, Chennai
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : 
Life Member (i) Guntur Club, (ii) Delhi Race Club and (iii) Madras Race Club
Countries Visited :  
Widely travelled
Other Information :  
Received President of India Award for outstanding exporter during 1992-93 (Tobacco) Chairman, Jayalakshmi Group of Companies Vice-Chairman (i) Tobacco Board (2 terms) (ii) Shri Jayalakshmi Spinning Mills Ltd., Guntur Member, (i) T.T. Devasthanam, 1977-98 (ii) All India Council for Technical Education, 1998 onwards Member, Tobacco Board, 1998-99