Sixteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Velagapalli, Dr. Vara Prasadarao
Constituency   : Tirupati (SC) (Andhra Pradesh)
Party Name     : Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party(YSR Congress Party)
Email Address : varaprasadrao[DOT]v[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

Father's Name Shri V. Chiranjeevulu
Mother's Name Smt. Mariamma
Date of Birth 15 May 1953
Place of Birth Kommalamudi, Distt. Krishna (Andhra Pradesh)
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name Smt. Velagapalli Lakshmi
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 1
M.Sc., Ph.D. (Biochemistry), M.A. (UK) Developmental Studies
Educated at Andhra University, Waltair, Vizag District, Andhra Pradesh
Profession Civil Servant
Permanent Address
2/145, Kalyani Nagar, Kottivakkam,
Chennai - 600 041, Tamil Nadu
Tel : (044) 24512812, 09940052812 (M)
Present Address
802, Kaveri Apartment, Dr. B.D. Marg,
New Delhi-110 001
Tel : (011) 23721599, 09013869940, 09490567444 (M)
Positions Held
May, 2014 Elected to 16th Lok Sabha
1 Sep. 2014 - 20 June 2018 Member, Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Commerce and Industry
13 May 2015 - 20 June 2018 Member, Joint Committee on the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015
20 June 2018 Resigned

Books Published
Ph.D. Thesis has been published.
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Research Papers on Biochemistry have been published. Actively participated in Seminars.
Social And Cultural Activities
Interested in upliftment of weaker sections (all communities); Educating three engineering students who belong to SC community (very poor); and Providing assistance to poor students for education.
Special Interests
Uplifting of weaker sections with particular reference to SC/ST/minorities and women
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading; visiting villages and friends
Sports and Clubs
Swimming; Walking and Tennis
Countries Visited
Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Dubai, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of the People`s Republic of China), Macau, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, Sri Lanka, UAE (Abudhabhi & Dubai), UK and USA
Other Information
Biochemist, GH Pondicherry (1978 - 1980); Assistant Administrative Officer, National Insurance (1980 - 1982); Reserve Bank of India (1982 - 1983); and IAS (1983 - 2009)

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