Kotikalapudi Venkata Krishna Rao, better known as K. V. Krishna Rao was born on July 16, 1923, and died on January 30, 2016.
He was an Indian military officer.
He was a former Chief of the Indian Army and a former Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Nagaland, Manipur and Tripura.
Rao was governor of Jammu and Kashmir for the first time from July 11, 1989 to January 19, 1990 and the second time from March 13, 1993 till May 2, 1998.
K. V. Krishna Rao was commissioned into the Indian Army in 1942.
His division captured the Sylhet area and liberated northwest Bangladesh, in the 1971 war
K. V. Krishna Rao retired as Chief of the Army Staff in 1983 and was appointed Governor of Nagaland, Manipur and Tripura in June 1984, leaving all of these posts by the time of his transfer to Kashmir in 1990.
K. V. Krishna Rao passed away at 92 years old.