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Kavuri Samba Siva Rao

Kavuru Sambasiva Rao
Minister of Textile
In office
17 June 2013 – 26 May 2014
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Preceded by Anand Sharma
Succeeded by Santosh Kumar Gangwar
Constituency Eluru
Personal details
Born (1943-10-01) 1 October 1943
Eluru, Andhra Pradesh
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Hemalata
Children 1 son and 3 daughters
Residence Eluru
Education NIT Warangal
Religion Hindu
As of 16 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Kavuri Sambasiva Rao is an Indian politician, engineer and industrialist from the state of Andhra Pradesh.[1]

He was the Minister of Textiles at Ministry of Textiles, with cabinet rank, for India in UPA Government from 17 June 2013.[2]


He has been a member of the 8th, 9th, 12th, 14th and 15th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Eluru constituency of Andhra Pradesh and is a member of the Indian National Congress.

He is permanent invitee for Congress Working Committee. Earlier he represented Machilipatnam Lok Sabha constituency in Andhra Pradesh. Kavuri is business entrepreneur in the fields of civil construction and health care. He was elected to Indian Parliament for fives times and member in parliament committee. He has sworn in as Union Cabinet minister for Textiles on 17 June 2013.[3]

Former union minister Kavuri Sambasiva Rao on Monday i.e. 28 April 2014 resigned from the Congress and announced his decision to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Rao, who resigned as the minister earlier this month, Rao resigned from the cabinet on 3 April to protest bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. He has also announced that he would not contest the Lok Sabha polls on Congress ticket.


  1. ^ "K.S. Rao, an engineer, industrialist serving fifth term as MP (Profile) | Business Standard". 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013. Kavuri Sambasiva Rao, who took oath as a cabinet minister Monday, is an engineer and industrialist 
  2. ^ "Who's Who: Minister". Ministry of Textiles. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Profile". Indian Parliament. 
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