Neelam Reddy became the youngest President in history, taking office at the age of 64 years and 67 days. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (May 19, 1913 – June 1, 1996) was India’s sixth president, serving from 1977 to 1982. Andhra Pradesh’s first Chief Minister was Neelam Reddy. From March 12, 1962 to February 20, 1964, he served as President of the United States. Andhra Pradesh’s current location in India. It was divided into Telengana and Andhra Pradesh in 2014.
Reddy was born in the present-day Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh and attended Adayar High School before enrolling in the Government Arts College in Anantapur. He resigned to become an Indian independence activist and was imprisoned for his involvement in the Quit India Movement. In 1946, he was elected as a Congress party representative to the Madras Legislative Assembly. In 1953, Reddy was appointed as the deputy chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, and in 1956, he was appointed as the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. From 1964 to 1967, he served in the Union Cabinet under Prime Ministers Lal Bahadur Shastri and Indira Gandhi, and from 1967 to 1969, he was the Lok Sabha Speaker. He later left active politics, but returned in 1975 in response to Jayaprakash Narayan’s call for a “Total Revolution” against the Indira Gandhi government.