Shri K. Keshava Rao, MP
[ Indian National Congress -Andhra Pradesh ]

Father's Name : Late Shri K. Niranjan Rao
Mother's Name : Late Shrimati K. Govindamma
Date of Birth : 4 June 1939
Place of Birth : Mahbubabad, Distt. Warangal (Andhra Pradesh)
Marital Status : Married
Spouse's Name : Shrimati K. Vasanta Kumari
Children : Two sons and two daughters
Educational Qualifications : M.A., Ph.D. Educated at Badruk College, Arts College, Osmania University, Hyderabad
Profession : Political Worker/Politician,Social Worker/Social Service,Journalist,Political and Social Worker, Journalist and Educationist
Permanent Address : 8-2-696/21/A, NBT Colony, Road No. 12 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad Tel. - {040}23372044, Mobile: 09866336663
Present Address : 7, Canning Lane, New Delhi 110001 Tel. - 23782522, 23782518, Mobile: 9868181039
Email Address :
Freedom Fighter : No
Positions Held :  
1972-79 Chairman, Minimum Wages Board, Government of Andhra Pradesh 1979-80 Deputy Chairman, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council 1979-85 Member, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council (Two terms) 1980-83 Cabinet Minister in three consecutive Governments of Andhra Pradesh holding important portfolios like Industry, Education and Labour respectively 1992-94 Chairman, Rajiv Gandhi Technology Mission (Cabinet Rank), Government of Andhra Pradesh April 2006 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2006 onwards Member, Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) June 2006 onwards Member, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs Member, Board of Governors, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan July 2006 onwards Member, Press Council of India May 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Rules Member, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development July 2008 onwards Member, Court of the University of Hyderabad
Books Published :  
New Deal to Education, 1984 and Social Philosophy in Recent Indian Thought, 1987; Editor, The Daily News, a premier English daily published from Hyderabad; published a number of articles in newspapers and journals (both Indian and foreign)
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests : 
Producer and screenplay writer of a National Award winning feature film in Telugu, "Nimajjanam", 1979
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : 
Cricket and reading
Countries Visited :  
U.S.A., U.K., Germany, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Malaysia and other countries
Other Information :  
President, Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee; Spokesperson, All India congress Committee; Vice- President, Osmania University Students Union (a federal body of 72 Colleges); President, Affliated Colleges Students Union, Andhra Pradesh; Visiting Lecturer, Department of Journalism, Osmania University; Resource Speaker, (i) Administrative Staff College of India, (ii) National Police Academy, (iii) Institute of Administration, Government of Andhra Pradesh and other premier institutes; has been invited by universities and institutes abroad for extension lectures