T. Kalpana Devi

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T. Kalpana Devi
Member of the 8th Lok Sabha for Warangal
In office
1984–1989
Preceded byKamaluddin Ahmed
Succeeded bySurendra Reddy
Majority8,456
Personal details
Born(1941-07-13)13 July 1941
Bhatlapenumarru, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died29 May 2016(2016-05-29) (aged 74)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Political partyTelugu Desam Party

T. Kalpana Devi (1941–2016) was a doctor and politician from Andhra Pradesh. She was a member of the 8th Lok Sabha.

Early life[edit]

Kalpana Devi was born on 13 July 1941 at Bhatlapenumarru village of Krishna district to Chalasani Veera Raghavaiah. She did her MBBS from Kakatiya Medical College in Warangal.[1]

Career[edit]

Kalpana Devi was a medical practitioner at the private nursing home in Hanamkonda before joining the Telugu Desam Party (TDP).[1] During the 1984 Indian general election for the 8th Lok Sabha, she contested from Warangal and defeated her nearest rival Kamaluddin Ahmed of the Indian National Congress by a margin of 8,456 votes.[2] In the next general election however, she lost to INC's Rama Sahayam Surender Reddy.[3]

Later, Devi left TDP for INC and contested the general elections held successively in 1998 and 1999. She secured 38.25% and 44.74% votes in these elections and lost to TDP's candidates Azmeera Chandulal and Bodakunti Venkateshwarlu respectively.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Devi married Dr. T. Narasimha Reddy on 10 July 1961. She had two sons from him.[1] She died on 29 May 2016, at a hospital in Hyderabad. Her funeral rites were performed in Warangal.[5]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Members Bioprofile: Kalpana Devi, Dr. (Smt.) T." Lok Sabha. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  2. "Statistical Report on the General Elections, 1984 to the Eighth Lok Sabha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 43. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Warangal Partywise Comparison". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  4. Charya, KVVV (11 February 1998). "Warangal set to witness a triangular contest". The Indian Express. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  5. "Ex-MP Kalpana Devi passes away". United News of India. 29 May 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2017.