Biography of Y. S. Chowdary
Mr. Yalamanchili Satyanarayana Chowdary, also known as Srujana Chowdary or Sujana Chowdary, is an Indian politician and a Rajya Sabha MP from the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is also a first-generation entrepreneur who believes in the philosophy of nation-building through setting up new enterprises, employment creation, adapting to new technologies, and ensuring well-established careers for people. Mr. YS Chowdary headed the Hyderabad-based Sujana Group of Industries before retiring from all business commitments to join public life.
YS Chowdary Personal Details
|Name||Yalamanchili Satyanarayana Chowdary|
|Popular As||Srujana Chowdary or Sujana Chowdary|
|Age (As of 2021)||60 years|
|Date of Birth||June 2, 1961|
|Place of Birth||Kanchikacheria village, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh|
|Current Residence||Lodhi Estate, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi|
|Profession||Politician and industrialist|
|Designation||MP of Rajya Sabha for Andhra Pradesh|
|Party Name||Bharatiya Janta Party|
|Father’s Name||Shri Y. Janardhan Rao (Superintendent Engineer in Andhra Pradesh government with AP Irrigation and Power department)|
|Mother’s Name||Shrimati Y. Suseela Kumari|
|Marriage Date||August 6, 1989|
|Spouse||Shrimati Y. Padmaji|
|Children||Son: Y.S. Karthik and daughter: Y. Naga Chandini|
|Countries Visited||U.S.A., Middle East, China, Comoros, Europe, South East Asia, Micronesia, and New Zealand.|
Y. S. Chowdary Educational Qualifications
- Mr. Y. S. Chowdary completed his graduation in mechanical engineering from Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT), Hyderabad, in 1984.
- He pursued his master’s in machine tool engineering from the PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, in 1986.
Y.S. Chowdary Political Career
- Mr. Y. S. Chowdary entered politics in 2010 when he was elected to the Rajya Sabha, representing the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) from Andhra Pradesh on June 22, 2010.
- On June 4, 2014, he was elected as the TDP’s Parliamentary leader.
- Mr. Y.S. Chowdary was appointed as the Minister of State for Science & Technology, & Earth Sciences on November 9, 2014, during the first Cabinet Expansion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s NDA Government (National Democratic Alliance (India)), and held the position till March 8, 2018.
- He was also appointed as a member of the Indo-Singapore Parliamentary Friendship Group.
- Mr. Y. S. Chowdary was a member of the Government of India’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce, the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, and the Parliamentary Forum on Youth.
- In 2016, he was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha for the second term
- Presently, Mr. Y. S. Chowdary is a standing committee member of Communication and Information Technology and Housing and Urban Affairs (Urban Development).
- He is also a consultative committee member in Home Affairs.
Y. S. Chowdary Initiatives
- Under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) program, Mr. Y. S. Chowdary adopted Ponnavaram village, 60 km from Vijayawada and Palaparru village, Andhra Pradesh.
- He focused on transforming the area into a model village by adopting various developmental programs.
- In 1986, Mr. Y. S. Chowdary founded the Sujana Group of Companies.
- The Sujana Charitable Trust and the Sujana Foundation, manifest the Sujana Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, focused on the education and health of the underprivileged.
- The foundation actively participates in relief works for those affected due to natural calamities.
- Mr. Y. S. Chowdary forayed into healthcare by opening one of the first corporate hospitals in the city, which conducts free health camps, and also opened a College of Medicine for postgraduate and nursing courses.
Y. S. Chowdary Favorite Pastimes
- Mr. Y. S. Chowdary has an inclination toward the collection of vintage cars and restoring arts.
- He is a lifetime member of the Constitution Club of India where he interacts with people from all walks of life.
- Mr. Y. S. Chowdary is a member of Jubilee Hills International Centre and Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
- He loves photography and reading.
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Our respected minister Y. S. Chowdary actually deserves applause for all his works as well as actually for all the policies he is implementing in the entire country. We all are actually very much grateful to you.
I would really like to have this very opportunity to thank my respected minister Y. S. Chowdary for all the very steps that he actually took for the upliftment of the poverty-stricken societies of our whole country.
YS Chowdary is a great personality. His foundation always supports the CSR initiatives which improves the economy development.
I admire the initiatives taken by Mr. YS Chowdary to improve the quality of life in our society. Sujana Foundation supported several sports initiatives at various levels.
Y.S. Chowdary is a great personality. His foundation has changed lives of many people in my village