23 May 2016
Tenneti Viswanadham 10.11.2004
Tenneti Viswanadham (1896–1979) was a political figure from Visakhapatnam, on the east coast of India. He took an active part in India's struggle for independence. He is remembered now for his role in the establishment of a modern and shore-based steel plant at Visakhapatnam.
Viswanadham was born at Lakkavaram in Visakhapatnam district in 1895. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, he joined the Indian Freedom Movement and participated in the salt satyagraha and the Quit India movement. He went to jail five times during the freedom movement.
Viswanadham was elected to the Madras Legislative Assembly in 1937. During 1951 he served as the leader of the Opposition in the Madras Assembly. He was elected to 4th Lok Sabha from Visakhapatnam constituency. He served as the Minister for Finance and Law for Andhra State after the state was carved out of Madras Presidency.
Tenneti Viswanadham died in 1979.