V. K. Rao

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Valluri Kameswara Rao
Principal Secretary to the President
In office
1981–1982
President of IndiaNeelam Sanjiva Reddy
Personal details
Born(1914-07-15)15 July 1914
Godavari District, Madras Presidency, British Raj
(now in Andhra Pradesh, India)
Died27 November 2018(2018-11-27) (aged 104)
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Alma materLoyola College, Chennai (University of Madras)
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

Valluri Kameswara Rao, ICS (15 July 1914 – 27 November 2018) was a former Indian Civil Service officer and former Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh. He was the oldest living former officer of the Indian Civil Service. He turned 100 in July 2014.[1]

Rao entered the service of the central government on the Planning Commission of India before returning to Andhra Pradesh and becoming the state's Chief Secretary, the highest-ranking civil servant in a state.

After his retirement, he served as Vigilance Commissioner of Andhra Pradesh from 1974 to 1977,[2] and then as Principal Secretary to the President of India, N. Sanjiva Reddy, from 1981 to 1982.[1]

Rao died in Hyderabad on 27 November 2018 at the age of 104.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Change is inevitable: former ICS officer". The Hindu. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  2. "The following officers held the post of vigilance Commissioners for the periods mentioned against each". Andhra Pradesh Vigilance Commissioner. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  3. Obituary: Valluri Kameswara Rao, ICS