Former Sikkim Governor Ventrapragada Rama Rao passes away Former Sikkim Governor Ventrapragada Rama Rao passes away
Former Sikkim Governor and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ventrapragada Rama Rao died at a private hospital at the age of 81.
About Ventrapragada Rama Rao:
Rama Rao was born in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh in 1935.
Rao was a lawyer and practised at the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
He was elected as MLC on four occasions in the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh State Legislature. While he served for three full terms in 1966, 1972 and 1978, the Legislative Council was abolished during his fourth term after his election from Graduates Constituency in 1984. During his last term, he served as party floor leader in the Council. He was also imprisoned during Emergency.
Rao, who joined the Jan Sangh in 1956, was BJP national vice-president. He was twice State unit chief in united Andhra Pradesh from 1992-96. He also was a member of the BJP national executive and more recently a member of the core committee of the Telangana BJP.
He served as Sikkim Governor from October 25, 2002 to October 25, 2007.