Rasarekha Suryadevara Sanjiva Dev : Popularly Known as Sanjiva Dev. An eminent painter, writer, philosopher, art critic and above all an aesthete. He was a rare personality among Telugus. His works can be found at Roerich Museum in New York.
Kalaprapurna Pandita Kotha Satya Narayana Chowdary : Wrote about 70 books; Famous for his critic of Ramayana Kalpavruksha of Viswanatha Satyanarayana.
Tripuraneni Gopi Chand : Telugu novelist, short story writer, editor, essayist, playwright and film director. Gopichand's writings are remarkable for an interplay of values, ideas and 'isms' - materialism, rationalism, existentialism, realism and humanism. He is celebrated for his second novel 'Asamardhuni Jeevita Yatra' which is the first psychological novel in Telugu literature.
Dr. Nagabhairava Koteswara Rao : Telugu expert for Sahitya Akademi from 1988-1992. Published 17 works characterized by altruism and universal love, with special concern for the downtrodden. Famous among them are Kavanavijayam (Play), Kanneetigadha and Toorpu Vaakillu (Poetry)
Vasireddy Seetha Devi : An acclaimed writer in Telugu. She has published around 40 novels and 10 short story collections. Mattimanishi is one of her best novels which is a landmark in modern Telugu fiction.
Prof. Tumati Donappa : Mecca of researchers, Linguist and former Vice Chancellor, Telugu University. Noted authority on the Semantics and Philology of Telugu language. Famous Literary works - Balala Shabdaratnakaram, Telugu Mandalika Shabdakosam, Vaikrapada Swarupa Nirupanamu, Andhrula Ana Asalukadha and Harikadha Sarwaswamu.
Prof Chekuri Rama Rao : known as CHERA for the literary world. Literary Critique and a famous scholar in Dravidian Linguistics. Visiting Faculty, Cornell University, USA.
Prof. Velcheru Narayana Rao : Krishnadevaraya Professor of Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Telugu expert and literary critic.
Chilukuri Narayana Rao : Well-known Lexicographer, historian and scholar. Published "Andhra Bhaashaa Charitram" (1937) and a revised version of Sankaranarayana's English - Telugu Dictionary.
Dr. Medasani Mohan : Satavadhani and the celebrated Philomath, Director of Annamacharya project at TTD, Tirupati.
Mikkilineni Radha Krishna Murthy : Character artist (Films). Did important research in Theatre and Telugu folk arts - Teluguvari Janapada Kalaaroopaalu, Andhra Naatakaranga Charitra, Nataratnaalu etc. Founder member of Prajanatyamandali.
Popuri Lalita Kumari : Known as Olga. Distinguished Feminist writer. Her works include Sweccha, Sahaja, Manavi, Kanniti Keratala Vennela and Gulabeelu.
Koduri Kousalya Devi : Popular novelist
Papineni Siva Shankar : Poet with progressive ideals.
Vaddera Chandi Das (a.k.a. Cherukuri Brahmeswara Rao) : Professor of Philosophy, S. V. University; Novelist and Sahitya Academy Award Winner.
Prof N.G. Ranga (Gogineni Ranganayakulu) - An outstanding Parliamentarian, who rendered remarkably selfless service for the cause of the farmers. Also an educationist and freedom fighter. In his honour and memory Agricultural University of Andhra Pradesh is named after him. Entered Guinness Book of World Records as a Parliamentarian with 50 years of service. Professor of Economics at Pacchayappa college,Madras.
Prof.Yalavarthi Nayudamma - Internationally recognized organic chemist who made important contributions to the development of leather industry. Served as Director, Central Leather Research Institute (Chennai), Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (Delhi), IDRC: International Development Research Center (Canada) and Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Ravi Arimilli CTO (Chief Technology Officer IBM) - IBM Fellow and Chief Architect. Largely responsible for development of the Power5, he is one of the most prolific inventors in the world, being awarded 78 patents in 2002 and a further 53 in 2003. He has won IBM's Inventor of the Year award each year since 1998. He is also the youngest IBM fellow. He has 300 patents to his name and is currently listed among the top 10 patent holders alive in the USA.
U. V. Warlu (Uppala Venateswarlu)- Eminent Electroncis man and was one of the founders of ECIL and catalyst for the growth of electronics industry in A.P., One of the team members of first Indian Nuclear reactor at BARC, Bombay. Managing Director for Central Electronics Ltd. Chairman of Electronic Development Corporation (APEDC). Also the CMD fo APEL, MACE and member of several other central government bodies working on electronic component development, solar energy, material sciences.
Narla Tata Rao - Legend in Electrical technology; Chairman of APSEB.
Prof. B. V. R. Chowdary - One of the world's leading experts in the field of Material Sciences & Solid State Ionics. Presently working at National University of Singapore. Awarded with the highest French Civilian Honours - Officer in the order of Academic Palms.
Prof.Tummala Madhava Rao - Renowned Statistician; Padma Vibhushan Recipient. He was honored by the US President with the prestigious National Medal of Science “as a prophet of new age” with the citation, “for his pioneering contributions to the foundations of statistical theory and multivariate statistical methodology and their applications, enriching the physical, biological, mathematical, economic and engineering sciences”.
Prof.Yarlagadda Nayudamma - World Renowned Paediatric & Neonatal Surgeon based at Govt. General Hospital, Guntur. Noted expert in the surgical management of Conjoined twins.
Prof. Kakarla Subba Rao - An outstanding Radiologist of global reputation. Recipient of 'Padma Sri' and one of the Founder members of TANA. Former Director of NIMS, Hyderabad.
Dr. Lavu Narendranath - Padmasree in recognition of his work in Poliomyelitis affecting children
Mr. Kamineni Srinath - Reputed Orthopaedic [Sub speciality-Elbow] Surgeon working at Imperial college, London (Senior Lecturer) and Visiting faculty to Mayo Clinic, USA.
Dr Gullapalli Nageswara Rao - Distinguished Chair of Eye Health, LVPEI, Hyderabad.
Dr Mullapudi Venkata Ratnam - Noted Cardio thoracic Surgeon. Founder of Mullapudi Cardiac Research Center in Hyderabad.
Dr Kancherla Ravindranth - Noted Surgical Gastroenterologist. Established Global Hospital, the exclusive institute of Gastroenterology and Laparoscopic Surgery at Hyderabad.
Dr Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary - Founder Chairman of VSNL Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited, Chairman of Pragna Bharati, A.P. IT advisor to Govt of A.P, Satyam & TCS.
Prof.Myneni Hari Prasada Rao - Padma Vibhushan recipient. Famous nuclear physicist.
Dr.Ancha Srinivasan - a senior climate change specialist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, Philippines.
Dr Vasireddy Sri Krishna - Vice Chancellor of Andhra University during 1949-1961. Oxford Graduate and a well-known economist who paved the way for the development and vast expansion of the university during his tenure.Former Chairman of UGC.
Chalasani Rao - Wall Street Journal has named him the top investment strategist in 1992 and 1994. A guest speaker on numerous television programs including CNBC, CNN-FN and national and international radio programs. Investment Adviser to many Fortune 500 companies.
Herr Patibandla Chandrasekhara Rao - Judge at International Court of Justice, Hague, The Netherlands. Acting President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, United Nations.
Avula Samaba Siva Rao - Former Chielf Justice, High Court of Andhra Pradesh. President of first Lokayukta. Former Vice Chancellor of Andhra University.
Dr Nutakki Bhanu Prasad - Padmasree, Former ONGC Chairman who palyed significant role in the development of Indian Petroleum industry.
Dr.Anumolu Rama Krishna - President (Operations) and Deputy Managing Director, L&T (Larsen & Toubro) Ltd. Vice-Chairman of Construction Industry Development Council, Govt. of India.
Prof Avula Manjulatha - Vice Chancellor of Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad. As a Director of Telugu Akademi she compiled number of Dictionaries & Glossaries.
Prof Kotha Sachidananda Murthy - Padmavibhushan, Former Chairman of UGC and Vice-Chancellor, S. V. University, Tirupati; Respected philosopher (Buddhist Philosophy).
G.R. Damodaran - Father of modern education. Former Vice Chancellor of Madras University. Founder of the first private sector Engineering College in India (Coimbatore, Tamilnadu).
Dr.Subbian - First Vice Chancellor of Bharathiar University, Tamilnadu.
Dr. Bala Guru Swamy - Former Vice Chancellor, Anna University, Tamilnadu.
Dr.Velaga Venkatappaiah - Eminent Personality in Indian Library Sciences movement.
Dr G. Bakthavathsalam - Padmashree, Famous Surgeon, K. G. Hospital, Coimbatore.
C. R. Swaminathan - Member, Tamilnadu Planning Commission.
Dr.Kodali Vara Prasad - Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, USA). First Asian to hold the Secreatry for IEEE. Former Deputy Secretary, Deartment of Electronics, Govt. of India
Dr. I. V. Subbrao - Padmasree, Vice Chancellor of Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University. Current President of Indian Science Congress.
Prof. Vallurupalli Seeta Raghavendra Rao - Former Dean and Professor of Molecular Biophysics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Recipient of Hari Ohm Ashram Award.
Prof. Vajja Sambasiva Rao - Deputy Director, BITS, Pilani and Director, BITS, Hyderabad.
Parvataneni Harish - Acting Chief, Policy Analysis Unit, United Nations Relief and Works Agency.
Katragadda Lalitesh - Google Senior Member of Technical Staff (Co-founder of Google India) joint center. Head for Google’s R&D.
Valluri Rao - Intel Fellow and Director of Analytical and Microsystems Technology in Intel's Technology and Manufacturing group. Rao holds 46 issued patents, 3 Intel achievement awards and has published more than 20 external and 10 internal papers.
Satya Nadella - Corporate Vice President responsible for leading the Product Group within Microsoft Business Solutions.
Madhu Yarlagadda - Director of Engineering, Communications Products, Yahoo!.
Dr. Potturu Venkata Ranganayakulu - Professor of Ayurveda in Sri Venkateswara Ayurveda College, Tirupati; Founder of the Federation for Esperanto in India.
Rama Krishna Velagapudi - Industrialist (KCP Group) and ICS officer.
Harish Chandra Prasad Mullapudi - Industrialist and founder of Andhra Sugars.
K.V.R. Chowdary - S.R.M.T Industrial conglomerate comprising Road trasport, Motor manufacturing and TATA dealership for South India.
Dr. M.V.V.S. Murthi - Industrialist, Founder of VBC Group and Founder/President of GITAM.
Rajendra Prasad Maganti - Soma Enterprises - National Infrastructure Industry.
Rajagopal Lagadapati - Lanco Group - Construction, Hydel Power, Software & Film Production.
Murali Mohan Maganti - Jayabheri Group - Real Estate and Film Production.
Samba Siva Rao Rayapati - Jayalakshmi Group - Tobacco, Cotton and Tea Trade.
Kamal Gogineni - Techquest International, leading provider of global infrastructure management solutions
Srini Anumolu - TRUST REALTY, Real Estate in Virginia.
Sarath Boyapati - Alphasoft Services, CA
Koneru Rajendra Prasad - Trimex Group (Dubai/India); The Middle East & Indian Subcontinent's largest industrial raw mineral conglomerate.
L.V. Prasad Eye Hospital, Hyderabad
Medvin Hospital, Nampalli
KIMS (Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences), Begumpet
Kamineni Hospital, L.B.Nagar
Image Hospitals, Ameerpet, Madhapur
Global Hospital, Lakdi-ka-pool
Nikhil Hospitals, Srinagar colony, Dilsukh Nagar
Usha Mullapudi Cardiac Centre, Zeedimetla (Gajularamaram)
Rainbow Children Hospital, Banjara Hills
Vijaya Super Speciality Hospital, Secunderabad
Healingtouch Pediatric Super Speciality Hospital, Secunderabad
Mythri Hospital, Ameerpet
Rama Fertality Clinic, Ameerpet
Seven Hills Hospitals
Pinnamaneni Care Hospital, Siddarthanagar
Nagarjuna Hospital, Kanuru
Cibar Cancer Hospital, Edupugallu
Sowmya Apollo Hospital, Tadepalli, Kanakadurga Varadhi
Ramesh Cardiac Hospital, Near: Layola College
Y.V.Rao Cardiac Hospital, Labbipet
Charitha Sree Hospital, Suryaraopet
Vijayawada Superspeciality Hospital
Raja Venkatadri Naidu Vasireddy - He built many temples in Amaravathi, Mangalagiri, Chebrolu, Ponnuru, Vijayawada, Srisailam and other places.
Rukminamma Achanta - Chief donor of bulidings and constructions of Guntur Medical College, Guntur; Minister in Madras Presidency.
Kuppuswamy Choudary Jagarlamudi - Donor to many educational institutions.
G.D. Naidu (Gopalswamy Doraiswamy Naidu) - Founder of many institutions in Coimbatore.
Raj Vattikuti - CEO of Covansys - Largest Donor in Detroit - Donated USD $ 40 Million to William Beaumont Hospital for research on Breast and Prostate cancers. (The $40 million will be donated over a period of 10 years.)
N. Chinna Swamy Naidu- He built the outside pragaram, compound wall and thirupani of Marudhamalai Murugar Temple in 1957 by sheer hardwork, collecting donation from public and also help from his long time friend famously known as Vadavalli Gounder.
Raman Subba Row Panguluri - Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1961, Test player for England between 1958 and 1961,now an ICC match referee.
Pullela Gopichand - Former all England badminton champion.
Koneru Humpy-Former World junior chess champion.
Pentela Hari Krishna - Former World junior chess champion.
Achanta Sharath Kamal - Table Tennis Player.
J. Anand - Former Formula 3 Champion (Jaya Automobiles - Automotive Design Company).
Shyam Sundar - Volley Ball. Arjuna Award winner; Indian Captain
Susheel Narla- Tennis Player. Indian National Champion 1996. Represented India in Davis cup 1997. First A.P., person to win the Indian National Men's singles title and the Indian Masters by the age of 19.
Narain Karthikeyan Kakarla - First Indian on the Formula 1 circuit. Grand son of P. S. G. Naidu of Coimbatore.
Narla Venkateswara Rao - Eminent Journalist and Parlimentarian, known for his innovations in journalism. Editor of two weeklies - Andhra Prabha & Andhra Jyothy. Gave prominence to not only political issues but also to social, economic, industrial and educational issues and thus laid new trends in journalism.
Raju Narisetti - Editor, Wall Street Journal, European Edition.
A.B.K.Prasad- Chairman of the Official Language Commission. Editor of many dailies such as Eenadu, Andhra Jyothy, Andhra Bhoomi and Udayam. Noted for his acerbic and non-partisan editorials.
Ramoji Rao Cherukuri - Indian media baron and Head of the Ramoji Group. Known as the Man with a Midas touch. He is an entrepreneur who has set standards in the print, television and the film industry.
Radha Krishna Vemuri - Managing Director of Andhra Jyothy.
Vemuri Balaram- Owner and Editor of Swaati weekly.
Venkatadri Ravipudi - Founder and Editor of 'Hetuvaadi' monthly.
Velicheti Ravi Prakash - CEO TV9
Sir Raghavendra Rao Edpuganti - Prime minister of Central Paraganas (Current day Madhya Pradesh)
Muni Swami Naidu Bollina - Prime minister of Common Madras Presidency during 1938-42; Renowned Lawyer.
Basava Punnaih Makineni - One of the stalwarts and foremost theoreticians of the Indian Communist movement. Affectionately known as Comrade MB, he was among the outstanding leaders of the glorious Telangana people’s struggle and along with Comrade P. Sundarayya, was deeply involved in the organisation, execution and conduct of the Telangana struggle.
Chandra Rajeswara Rao - Freedom fighter, eminent socialist and long time general secretary of the Communist Party of India.
Satya Narayana Koratala - Marxist Ideologue and Polit Bureau member of the Communist Party of India.
Raghu Ramaiah Kotha - Minister in Nehru, Lal Bahadur Sastry and Indira Gandhi's cabinets.
Hanumantha Rao Moturi - CPI(M) Polit Bureau Member and Editor of Prajasakti Daily since its inception.
Bala Gangadhra Rao Lavu - Despite coming from a landlord background, Comrade LBG’s Communist life was one of simplicity and unflinching commitment to the cause of liberating the exploited in the country. He served the party in various capacities: Member of the Polit Bureau, Member of the Central Committee and Secretary of the Andhra Pradesh state committee.
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR), Founder of Telugu Desam Party and Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Nagabhairava Jayaprakash Narayan- Former IAS officer who resigned the post to establish Loksatta.,a Reformist political party.
Nara Chandrababu Naidu - Former Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Venkaiah Naidu Muppavarapu - President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, 2002-2004.
V. Raghavulu Bodapati - Present Secretary of the A.P., state Communist party.
Paritala Ravindra - Faction revolt and former minister from Penugonda,Ananthpur.
Karnam Balaram- Former Minister, Govt. of A.P
Chandra Mouli Kalluri - Minister in three provinces: Madras, Andhra and Andhra Pradesh.
Venkata Ratnam Kakani - Former Minister, Govt. of A. P.
Venkatramaiah Alapati - Former Minister, Govt. of A.P., and Freedom Fighter
Venkata Ratnam Bikkani - Former Minister in Madras Government; Freedom Fighter.
N.P. Chengalaraya Naidu - Senior Congress parliamentarian from Chittoor.
Bhaskara Rao Nadendla - Former Chief Minister of A. P.,
Veeraiah Chowdary Dhullipalla - Former minister, Govt. of A.P.,
Kondaiah Chowdary Divi - Former minister, Govt. of A.P.,
Hanumantha Rao Gottipati - Former minister, Govt. of A.P.,
Venkata Ramana Devineni - Former minister, Govt. of A.P.,
Ram Bhupal Chowdary Vemula - Former minister, Govt. of A.P.,
Ravindranath Chowdary Maganti - Former minister, Govt. of A.P.,
Siva Prasada Rao Kodela - Former Minister, Govt. of A.P.,
Upendra Parvathaneni - Former Minister in Union Cabinet.
Ankineedu Prasad Pamulapati - Former Minister in Union Cabinet
Renuka Chowdhary - Minister for Women and Child Welfare, Government of India.
S. Rama Devi Vadlapatla - Former Governor of Karnataka and Former Chief Election Commissioner.
P.S. Rama Mohan Rao, IPS - Former Governor of Tamil Nadu
Daggupati Purandeshwari- Minister for Human Resources Development, Govt. of India.
Venkateswara Rao Mandava - Former Minister, Govt. of A. P.,
Keshav Payyavula - M.L.A. A. P.,
Muddu Krishnama Naidu Gali - M.L.A. A.P.,
Lakshmi Prasad Yarlagadda - Former Member, Rajya Sabha. Recipient of Central Sahitya Academy Award & "Padmashree".
Lakshmaiah Naidu Kommi - Well known politician, Nellore.
Rajagopal Lagadapati - M. P., Vijayawada.
Peda Rataiah Makineni - Former Minsiter,Guntur
Sambasiva Rao Rayapati - MP - GUNTUR
VAIKO - Vaiyapuri Gopalaswamy Naidu- MDMK President, M.P. from Sivakasi; Noted Tamil Activist and secessionist.
Arcot Veeraswamy - Veteran leader of DMK Party. Cabinet Minister for Electricity & Rural industries.
P.Ramachandran- Close associate of late Kamaraj. Former union cabinet minister,and also Governer of Karnataka.
S.R. Balasubramonian - Former Union Minister and Former Leader of Opposition, Tamilnadu Legislative Assembly.
R. Prabhu - Former Union Minister,(Cong.I) M.P. Nilgiris (Nephew of V.L.Dutt of KCP Group).
K.Venkatapathy- Present Minister of state for Law in Manmohan Cainet(Elected form Cuddulore- DMK)
K. Pandu Rangan - Former Minister and presently M.L.A. - Vellore(AIADMK)
P.V. Damodaran - Former Minister, Tamilnadu Govt.,M.L.A- Coimbatore(AIADMK)
K. Raghupathi - Present Mayor, Coimbatore city corporation.
V. Munuswamy- Former Mayor, Madras
Mundluri Ramappa (Minister for Energy)
Gundarapu Aswartha Reddy (Previous Home Minister)
M.Raghupathi (Minister for Education)
Sandra Gopinath (Minister for Housing)
Mundluri Divakar Babu ( Minister of State for Rural Devalopment & Panchayat Raj)
Katta Subrahmanyam Naidu, BJP (Minister of State for Small Scale Industries)
G.Thippa - MLA
Bandi Krishna Murthy : Minister of State for Health (BJP)- Chattisgarh State
(Chakrapani): Venkata Subba Rao Aluri - Chakrapani & Nagireddy duo of famous Vijaya Productions.
(L V Prasad): Lakshmi Vara Prasad Akkineni - Dadasaheb Phalke awardee. Director, Producer, Film lab and IMAX owner. L V Prasad Eye Institute, World class hospital in Ophthalmolgy is named after him in Hyderabad.
Ramanaidu Daggubati (Guinness Book of Records lists him as the prolific producer with 100 films under his banner "Suresh Productions")
Madhusudhana Rao Dukkipati - (Annapurna Art Pictures).
Sri Vidya Niketan Engineering College, Srikalahasti.
Sir C. R. Reddy College of Engineering, Eluru
Sasi institute of Technology & Engineering, Tadepalligudem.
Arkay College of Engineering & Tech, Achanapally, Bodhan
Progressive Engineering College
Vignan Engneering College
Coimbatore Institure of Technology (CIT) founded by Rangaswamy Naidu.
C I T - Coimbatore Institute of Technology (Runy by V. Rangasamy Naidu Educational Trust, devoted to the cause of promoting Technical and Scientific Literacy, established in 1956. CIT is one of the prestigious educational institutions in South India.
G. R. G. Institutions - Coimbatore
Krishna College of Engineering and Technology - Coimbatore.
Karpagam Group of Educational Institutions - Engineering College, Polytechnic, Arts and Science College etc., Coimbatore.
P. S. G. Group of Colleges - P. S. Govindaswamy College of Engineering - Coimbatore
S. N. R. Sons Educational Institutions - Coimbatore (Three Engineering Colleges, One Dental College, Nursing College, Arts and Science College)
S. A. Engineering College
R. M. K.Engineering College
R. M. D.Engineering College
Raaga Engineering College
Venkateswara Engineering College
Sriram Engineering College
Yarlagadda Ranganayakulu (Y.R.N) Engineering College
Vignan Institute of Technology and Science - Deshmukhi.
Gudlavalleru Engineering College
P S R Engineering College, Sivakasi (Founders: Ramadoss and Solaisami).
Dr.Pinnamaneni Siddartha Institute of Medical Sciences & Research
Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences
Katuri Medical College & Hospital
Mamata Medical College
N R I Medical College
P. E. S. Institute of Medical Sciences & Research
P S G Medical College - Coimbatore
Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur. INDIA
GITAM Dental College, Visakhapatnam.
Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS), Nalgonda.
Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Gannavaram.