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E. S. Reddy (Enuga Sreenivasulu Reddy) from Nellore district. Former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and director of the United Nations Centre against Apartheid. Actively supported South African freedom movement from 1946. Friend of Nelson Mandela and other leaders of South Africa. Wrote many books and articles on the South African freedom movement and on Mahatma Gandhi. Was awarded honorary doctorate by the University of Durban-Westville (1995); Padma Sri by the Government of India (2004); Gandhi award for reconciliation of peace in Durban (2010). http://www.anc.org.za/un/reddy/index.html
Yogi Vemana ( Gona Vema Buddha Reddy / Kumaragiri Vemareddy ) - Great Telugu Poet and one of 33 UNESCO recognized greatest poets in the world. Born 1352(Estimate by CP Brown) - 1430(Katarlapalli). Vemana was a 14th century Telugu poet.
Eminent Lawyers and Judges
Justice P.Laxman Reddy - Justice of High Court
Justice B.P.Jeevan Reddy - Former justice of Supreme Court and Chairman of Law Commission of India.
Justice K.Jaya Chandra Reddy - Former justice of Supreme Court and chairman of Press Council of India.
Justice P.Venkataram Reddi - former Judge of Supreme Court of India
Justice O.Chinnappa Reddy - Famous Law expert and Former Justice of Supreme Court
Dr. Yaga Venugopal Reddy, I.A.S - RBI Governor and Eminent economist
K. Jaya Barath Reddy, I.A.S - Chief Secretary - Andhra Pradesh
E.V. Rami Reddy, I.A.S - Special Secretary - Andhra Pradesh
P. Rama Kanth Reddy, I.A.S - Revenue Secretary - Andhra Pradesh
Prabhakar Reddy, I.A.S - Andhra Pradesh
Cattamanchi Ramalinga Reddy
Cattamanchi Ramalinga Reddy (December 10, 1880 - February 24, 1951) also popularly known as Sir C.R. Reddy was an educationist and political thinker, essayist and economist, and poet and literary critic. He wrote his works in Telugu and English, which reveal his deep love and learning of classics as well as modernity of his outlook.
Kallam Anji Reddy
Founder-chairman of Dr Reddy's Group of Companies; Awarded with Padma Shri in 2001.
Dr. K. Anji Reddy is a pioneer in the pharmaceutical research in India and is founder-chairman of Dr Reddy's Group of Companies.