A commemorative postage stamp on Kasu Brahmananda Reddy :
Issued on Dec 26, 2011
Issued in Commemoration of 102nd Birth Anniversary of Kasu Brahmananda Reddy
Picture : A portrait of Kasu Brahmananda Reddy
Designed by : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Watermark : No
Colour : Multicoloured
Denomination : 500p
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printers : S. S. P. Hyderabad
Name : Kasu Brahmananda Reddy
Born on Jul 28, 1909 at Chirumamilla, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died on May 20, 1994
- Kasu Brahmananda Reddy was born on 28th July 1909 in Chirumamilla Village of Guntur District to S. Kasu Venkata Krishna Reddy and Smt. Chhayamma. After completing graduation and LLB he started practice as a lawyer in 1933. Starting from his student days he was actively involved in the National Movement and underwent rigorous imprisonment..
- He entered the political arena when he was 27 years old and was elected President of the Guntur District Board. In March 1946, winning the provincial elections, he was a legislator in the Madras Provincial Assembly for SIX years. He was inducted into the Cabinet of the newly created state of Andhra Pradesh in 1956 where he excelled as Finance Minister and Minister for Planning In 1964 he was elected Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Many Central projects were initiated and public sector industries were set up: the Nagarjunasagar and Tungabhadra High Level Canal projects, rail-cumroad Bridge on Godavarl River, creation of the South-Central Railway Zone, establishment of Vizag Steel Plant and modernized Visakhapatnam port and harbor. He was also instrumental in establishing many PSUs like BHEL, IDPL, ECIL, BDL, etc. which created many job opportunities for the youth. His welfare activities included providing house sites and pucca houses to landless backward classes and.establishment of educational institutions in every nook and corner of the state. He also strengthened the Panchayat Raj:and Zilla Parishads. He resigned from the post of Chief Minister on 24th September 1971.
- He was appointed Chairman of the Sixth Finance Commission in 1972-73. Later he was inducted into the Union Cabinet and held the portfolios of Minister for Communications and Home Minister. In 1988 he was appointed as the Governor of Maharashtra.