December 05, 2023

Jaipal Reddy Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : January 16, 2023

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Short Biography

Jaipal Reddy was born on 16-01-1942 in Madgul, Mahbubnagar in the state of Telangana, India. He was an Indian Politician who served as Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences.

Other Name: Sudini Jaipal Reddy, S. Jaipal Reddy

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Reddy was physically handicapped and to walk he needs the support of crutches. He never let his disability to become a barrier in the way of his success. Jaipal Reddy was a very knowledgeable man and an ardent reader. He pursued his Master of Arts Degree in English from the Osmania University, Hyderabad and also pursued a Bachelor degree in Journalism from the same university.  He was interested in Politics from his college days and therefore his political journey was quite inherent for him.
Jaipal Reddy got elected into the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1984 and that was the topmost achievement of his political career, then. He then became a member of the upper house (Rajya Sabha) twice in his political career. He held onto many important cabinet positions. He was the Union Cabinet Minister for Information and Broadcasting from 1997-98 and later became the Union Cabinet Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Culture in 2004-05. He the served as the Union Minister for Urban Development and was appreciated immensely for being the architect of the Delhi Master Plan which won him lots of adulation. He served as the Miniter of Science and Technology during UPA-II but was removed from his post citing pressure from corporate houses. He then served as the Minister of Earth Sciences from October 2012 to May 2014.
He was conferred with several awards for his notable works. At 34, he became the youngest member of Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly then. He was the foremost member of the Lok Sabha from Southern part of India to be honoured with the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award in 1998.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Jaipal Reddy died on 28-07-2019 in Hyderabad in the state of Telangana, India at the age of 77 due to pneumonia.

DEATHDAY 28 July,2019 (Friday)
DEATH PLACE Hyderabad, Telangana

Jaipal Reddy Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Late Shri Durga Reddy
Mother Smt. Yashodamma
Brother S. Ram Reddy
Sister Bharathi Reddy
Wife Lakshmi
Sons Two (Name Not Known)
Daughter One (Name Not Known)

He was born to Late Shri Durga Reddy and Smt. Yashodamma. He had a brother named S. Ram Reddy and a sister named Bharathi Reddy. He tied knots with Lakshmi in 1960. The couple was blessed with two sons and one daughter.

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Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Peepper (Half Bald)

Personal Info

Home Town Madgul, Mahbubnagar
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
School Zilla Parishad High School, Devarakonda, Nalgonda District
College Nizam College,Osmania University
Qualification M. A
Hobbies Reading
Marital Status Married
Debut As an MLA - 1969
As a MP - 1984
Salary N/A
Net Worth INR10 Crores
Official Website


Car Collections Mahindra Scorpio


Favorite Color Green
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Politician Sonia Gandhi

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Jaipal Reddy

  • His full name was Sudini Jaipal Reddy.
  • From 1969 to 1984 he was a member of the Legislative Assembly representing Kalwakurthy Constituency from Andhra Pradesh for four terms till he acquired his position as a Member of the Parliament.
  • As a student in the Osmania University of Hyderabad, Jaipal Reddy was a member of the political student organization and on two separate occasions was elected as the student leader through the university elections.
  • He served as the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha from 1991to 1992.

Jaipal Reddy Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Jaipal Reddy was 77 years 6 months & 12 days old age.