V. Rama Rao, Indian politician, Died at 80


V Rama Rao was born on December 12, 1935, and died on January 17, 2016.
He was an Indian politician.
He served as Governor of Sikkim from 2002-2007.
Rama Rao political career in 1956 when he joined Jana Sangh and went on to become a National Leader of Bharatiya Janata Party and was elected to Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Council from Hyderabad Graduates’ Constituency for four consecutive terms in 1966, 1972, 1978 and 1984.
He toiled as a Party Floor Leader in council during his last term.
Mr.Rao was born on December 12, 1935, in a Telugu Brahmin Family in a place, near Machilipatnam situated in present day Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh.
Mr.Rao was a lawyer by profession and practised at the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
In the early part of his career, Mr.Rao was active in trade union litigations and served as President, Employees and Workers Unions of several State and Central Public Sector Undertakings and Corporations, such as AP State Finance Corporation, A.P. State Small Scale Industries Development Corporation, South Central Railways Employee Union etc.
Mr.Rao associated Jana Sangh in 1956 as a member and went on to serve as a Member of the National Executive of Bharatiya Jana Sangh for a number of years.
After moving into Bharatiya Janata Party from erstwhile Jana Sangh, he went on to serve as State Unit President for Andhra Pradesh for two consecutive terms (1993-2001) and as Party National Vice President (2002 – 2007).
Mr.Rao served as a senate member of Osmania University.
V Rama Rao passed away at 80 yrs old while undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad.