Shri Rayapati Sambasiva Rao

Shri Rayapati Sambasiva Rao

Constituency   :Narasaraopet (Andhra Pradesh )
Party Name     :Telugu Desam Party(TDP)
Email Address :rayapatisambasiva[DOT]rao[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in
Father’s NameShri Venkata Ranga Rao
Mother’s NameSmt. Seetha Ramamma
Date of Birth07 Jun 1943
Place of BirthUnguturu, Distt. Guntur (Andhra Pradesh)
Marital StatusMarried
Date of Marriage22 May 1966
Spouse’s NameSmt. Leela Kumari
No. of Sons1
No.of Daughters2
Educated at New Science College, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (Now Telangana)
ProfessionPolitical and Social Worker
Agriculturist, Trader,
Permanent Address
4th Line, Lakshmipuram
Guntur-522 007, Andhra Pradesh
Tel : (0863) 2350400, 09849061777 (M)
Fax : (0863) 2240500
Present Address
C-1/20, Pandara Park
New Delhi – 110 003
Tels : (011) 23782602, 23388252, 09849061777 (M)
Fax : (011) 23388272
Positions Held
Member, Indian National Congress
1982 – 1988Member, 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
1991-1994Chairman, Committee on 20 Point Programme, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
1996Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
1998Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd Term)
1998-99Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
Member, Standing Committee on Finance
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Commerce
2004Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (3rd Term)
Chairman, Standing Committee on Water Resources
Member, General Purposes Committee
5 Aug. 2007Chairman, Standing Committee on Water Resources
2006-2009Vice-President India-Chile Parliamentary Friendship Group
Vice President, Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation & Management
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (4th term)
31 Aug. 2009Member, Standing Committee on Finance
7 Oct. 2009Member, Committee on Ethics
1 May 2010Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways
9 Jun. 2013Member, House Committee
May, 2014Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (5th term)
14 Aug. 2014 – 30 April 2016Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
1 Sep. 2014 onwardsMember, Standing Committee on Finance
15 Sep. 2014 onwardsChairperson, Committee on Violation of Protocol Norms and Contemptuous Behaviour of Government officers with Members of Lok Sabha
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation
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, Andhra Pradesh; 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 activities 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 (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 (Two 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

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