V. K. Rao

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Valluri Kameswara Rao
Principal Secretary to the President
In office
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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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