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Who is Jagan Reddy?

Agencies   November 29, 2010
First Published: 12:52 IST(29/11/2010) | Last Updated: 13:52 IST(29/11/2010)

Born: December 21 , 1972
Birthplace: Pulivendula
Party: Indian National congress
Former profession: Industrialist , enterprenuer , media
Alma mater: Nizam college
Spouse: Bharathi
Religion: Christian


Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy was born in Pulivendula, Andhra Pradesh to Late Y S Rajashekhara Reddy and Vijaya Lakshmi in a Christian family.

He has a younger sister, Sharmila. He did his schooling in Hyderabad Public School, and graduation in Nizam College.

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is married to Bharathi, daughter of Dr. E.C Gangi Reddy, a local pediatrician and philanthropist from Pulivendula who currently serves as Pulivendula mandal president.

Jagan Mohan Reddy took the Indian National Congress membership at an early age. Though Jagan was raring to jump headlong into the electoral fray YSR was said to have opposed the move, asking him to concentrate instead on the business ventures of the family.

Especially after he became the CM, YSR was particular that his son should not dabble in politics, as it might provide grist to his enemies both within and outside the party. However, with Jagan’s insistence on his interest in politics and the family supporting his decision, the Chief Minister is said to have succumbed to the pressure of formally allowing his entry through the Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency, the traditional stronghold of the family, which was earlier held by Jagan's uncle, Y S Vivekananda Reddy (the younger brother of former CM Y S Rajashekhar Reddy) who had earlier announced his intention to vacate the seat and quit politics for personal reasons.

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