Check out P V Narsimha Rao biography, profile, birthday, family, wiki and some lesser known facts about his contribution to Indian society and Politics
P V Narsimha Rao biography
- Name- P V Narsimha Rao
- Full name- Pamulaparti Venkata Narsimha Rao
- Known for- Prominent leader of Indian National Congress, 9th Prime Minister of India
- Literary contributions- P V Narsimha Rao was a prolific reader. He translated works like ‘Veyipadagalu’ in ‘Sahasraphan’ in Hindi and Marathi novel ‘Pan Lakshat Kon Gheto’ in Telugu.
- Important dates
- Birthday – 28th June, 1921
- Date of Death – 23rd December, 2004
- Important places
- Place of birth – Narsampet, Warangal, Telengana
- Place of Death – AIIMS, New Delhi
- Institutions – Osmania University and Hislop College, Nagpur University
- Educational qualifications – Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Law
- Father- Pamulaparthi Sitarama Rao
- Mother- Pamulaparthi Rukmini
- Siblings- NA
- Spouse- Satyamma Rao
- Children- 3 Sons and 5 Daughters
Lesser known facts
- P V Narasimha Rao came from a farming background.
- He trained himself to be a Guerilla fighter against the barbarism of Nizam of Hyderabad and revolted. The Nizam gave a shoot at sight orders to crush this resistance.
- Rao was a polyglot, being a master of not only Indian but some foreign languages as well. He had command on local languages like Oriya, Telegu, Marathi, Tamil etc. which really helped him transform from a local leader to a leader of masses.
- He was the First Prime minister from South India and also a leader outside the Nehru-Gandhi family with the reins.
- Narsimha Rao is also credited with shaping the Economic reforms that brought Indian economy from the fragile state it was in the 1990. He’s also called the “Architect of modern India”. The opening up of Indian economy did wonders and increased the growth rate of GDP which was never seen before.
- Narsimha Rao was a highly regarded statesman not only amongst his party cadres but also in the eyes of eminent political figures of the opposition like Atal Vihari Vajpayee, Lal Krishna Advani etc.
- “The Insider”, an auto-biography on Narsimha Rao was released by Atal Vihari Vajpayee who was the prime-minister at that time.
- Rao is counted amongst the very few and rare commodities: An honest politician. He had a strong opinion against the dynastic politics practiced in Congress.
- Even after being such a tall leader and guiding Congress to victory in 1990 polls, Narsimha Rao never got his due recognition in INC. After his death in AIIMS, New Delhi, his body wasn’t allowed inside AICC headquarters as per the norm. He wasn’t even allotted a cremation site in the capital. He was finally cremated in the capital of his home state Telengana.
- The Modi-led NDA government recognized Rao’s contribution towards the betterment of Indian society and allotted a space for his memorial.