Kiran Kumar Reddy

November 24, 2010 by staff 

Kiran Kumar Reddy, Kiran Kumar Reddy Nallari, who will take over as the 16th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday was once a cricketer and played for Hyderabad Ranji Trophy in the tournament.

The 50-year-old is currently the President of the State Legislature will be sworn in as the new Chief Minister by Governor ESL Narasimhan to Raj Bhavan.

The four-time legislator representing the district Crush in Chittoor District in the Rayalaseema region.

Born in Hyderabad September 13, 1960, he was the son of late Congress leader and former Minister of Chittoor District, N. Amarnath Reddy, who was considered close to former Prime ministers Indira Gandhi and PV Narasimha Rao.

He did his Bachelor of Commerce degree in law from Osmania University, Hyderabad. A student of Nizam College here, he was an avid cricket player, led the varsity team and also played for the team in Hyderabad Ranji Trophy.

He was elected at the Meeting of the constituency assembly Vaylapad in 1989. He lost in 1994 but was reelected in 1999 and 2004. He was elected from Pound in the 2009 elections.

Considered loyal to the then Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy, Kiran Kumar Reddy has served as government chief whip from 2004 to 2009. There was also a member of the public enterprises and the insurance committee.

In 2009, when Congress retained power, Kiran Kumar Reddy was an aspirant to a Cabinet post, but Rajasekhara Reddy surprised everyone by taking the post of speaker.

Kiran Kumar Reddy is known as a bitter critic of the Leader of the Opposition and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu, who also hails from Chittoor district.

The Chief Minister designate is married and has one son and one daughter.

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