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Fifteenth Lok Sabha Member


Sambasiva Rao Rayapati

Sambasiva Rao Rayapati

Party Name Indian National Congress (INC)
Constituency Guntur
State Andhra Pradesh
Father's Name Shri Venkata Ranga Rao
Mother's Name Smt. Seetha Ramamma
Date of Birth 07.06.1943
Place of Birth Unguturu, Distt. Guntur, Andhara Pradesh
Profession Agriculturist, Political & Social Worker, Religious Missionary, T
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 22 May 1966
Spouse's Name Smt. Leela Kumari
No. of Children 3
Educational Qualifications

B.Sc.
Educated at New Science College, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Permanent Address

4th Line, Lakshmipuram
Guntur - 522 007
Andhra Pradesh
Phone: 0863-2350400, 2350500
Fax: 0863-2240500

Present Address

C-1/20, Pandara Park
New Delhi-110 011
Phone: 011-23782602
Mobile: 9868180318

Position Held

Member, Indian National Congress

1982-1988
- Member, Rajya Sabha
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Commerce
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Shipping and Transport
- Treasurer, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), Andhra Pradesh
- General Secretary, P.C.C., Andhra Pradesh

1991-1994
Chairman, Committee on 20 Point Programme Govt. of Andhra Pradesh

1996
Elected to 11th Lok Sabha

1998
Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd Term)

1998-1999
- Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
- Member, Committee on Finance
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Commerce

2004
- Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (3rd Term)
- Chairman, Committee on Water Resources
- Member, General Purposes Committee

Social And Cultural Activities

Patron of various fine arts and cultural associations and functions;

Founder, Educational Institutions like RVR & 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

Special Interests

Study of political science, industrial development and export promotion

Favourite Pastime and Recreation

Travelling and reading

Sports and Clubs

Life Member

  1. Guntur Club,

  2. Delhi Race Club and

  3. 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

  1. Tobacco Board (2 terms);

  2. Shri Jayalakshmi Spinning Mills Ltd., Guntur;

Member,

  1. T.T. Devasthanam, 1977-98

  2. All India Council for Technical Education, 1998 onwards;

Member, Tobacco Board, 1998-99