Anand Gajapathi Raju passes away

Anand-Gajapathi-Raju-passesFormer MP and former minister Pusapati Ananda Gajapathi Raju has passed away after a brief illness. He is the brother of Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Civil Aviation minister and elder son of last Maharajah of Vizianagaram, P Vijayarama Gajapathi Raju. Anand represented the erstwhile Bobbili constituency in Lok Sabha twice. He served as minister in NTR cabinet and effectively handled Finance and Education portfolios. His wife Uma has also represented Vizag constituency. He had two daughters before taking divorce. Anand is presently chairman of the MANSAS trust. A voracious reader and an intellectual, Anand used to spend much of his time in Delhi and Shimla. He is the hereditary trustee of 108 temples including Simhachalam.

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