Former Sikkim Governor and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ventrapragada Rama Rao passed away in Hyderabad, Telangana following an illness. He was 81.
Rama Rao was one of the founders of Jana Sangh (later became BJP) in Andhra Pradesh. He was also Andhra Pradesh BJP president during 1993 and 1997.
About Ventrapragada Rama Rao
- Rama Rao was born on 11 December 1935 in Machilipatnam in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.
- He was a lawyer by profession and had practised at the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
- He was elected as Member of Legislative Council on four occasions in the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh State Legislature in 1966, 1972 and 1978 and in 1984.
- He served as Sikkim Governor from October 2002 to October 2007.