Kalvakuntla Chandra Shekhar Rao,also known as KCR,is a famous Indian Politician who serves as the first chief minister of Telangana since 2014.KCR is the leader and founder of a regional party in India known as,the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).Also a Member of Legislative Assembly of United Andhra Pradesh from Siddipet and also a Member of Parliament from Mahabubnagar,Karimnagar and Medak.KCR took his first oath as the Chief Minister of Telangana in 2014 and was re-elected by the same legislative assembly for the second time in 2018.
Born:17 February 1954
Chintamadaka,Hyderabad State (Present-day Telangana)India,
Political Party:Telangana Rashtra Samithi(TRS)
Other Political affiliations:Telugu Desam Party (TDP)
Education and early life:born on 17th February 1954,K.ChandraShekharRao was born in chintamadaka village near siddipet of present-day Telangana to RaghavaRao and Venkatamma. KCR attained a degree in MA(Telugu Literature)from Osmania University,Hyderabad.
Career:KCR entered into politics with the help of his brother K.RangaRao.In 1982KCR was appointed as the vice president of the state youth Congress in Medak District. In 1983,he became the member of TeluguDesamParty(TDP)Which was founded by N.T.RamaRao.KCR Contested as an independent candidate,in the 1983 United Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election,but lost to A.MadanMohan.He again Contested in the sub sequent Assembly Elections and won for four consecutive terms from 1985 to 1999 from Siddipet constituency.He has also been a member of the Legislative Assembly from the Siddipet Constituency. KCR also served as the Minister of Droughts & Relief in N.T.RamaRao’s cabinet. In 1996 he became the Transport Minister in Chandra babu Naidu’s Cabinet and in 2000-2001 he was elected as the Deputy Speaker of the United Andhra Pradesh Assembly.KCR served as the member of TDP and a Deputy Speaker Until he resigned from TDP and later formed Telangana Rashtra Samithi in 2001.He served as a Member of Parliament from Mahabubnagar Constituency between 2009 to 2014.He also served as the cabinet Minister of Labour and Employment in ManMohan Singh’s Government and has been an MLA of Gajwel Constituency of Medak district,Telangana. KCR’s aim in forming Telangana Rashtra Samithi was to provide Justice to the People of Telangana Region who were being discriminated in one way or the other. Hence,he took up measures and thrived hard for separate statehood for Telangana.After the death of the then CM of United Andhra Pradesh,YS Reddy,KCR initiated a “fast-unto-deathstrike“which ended 11days later on 9December 2009,when the Government of India declared the formation of the state of Telangana.Eventually,KCR became the first CM of the newly formed state,Telangana on 2June 2014.
Favourite Things:His hobbies include Reading,writing,Poetry,Listening to Music.
Facts:#He has been the President of the TRS around 8times.
#He is a huge admirer of N.T.RamaRao,the founder of the TDP.
#In June 2019,KCR launched the irrigation project,Kaleswaram to irrigate 1crore acres land with a capital out lay of 85,000/- crore.
#KCR started mission ‘ Kakatiya‘ for the rejuvenation and restoration of 46,000tanks and lakes,in 2014.
# In June 2017, he started the Amma odi& KCRKitSchme, a successful venture for lactating and Pregnant Women.
#The leader has a good command over languages like English,Urdu,Telugu,and Hindi.