Dr pappu venugopala rao
Born in 1948 at Bobbili, Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao had his initial education in Vizianagaram and later at the Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. Dr. Pappu has three Masters in Telugu, English and Sanskrit Literatures, a Doctoral degree in Sanskrit and Telugu from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Doctor of Letters in Indology from Tumkur University and an All India Gold Medal in Business Management from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
He started his career as teacher in schools and colleges, teaching a variety of subjects ranging from Physics, Mathematics to Sanskrit and Telugu Literature. He had a 32 year long stint with the American Institute of Indian Studies, Chennai. He joined the AIIS as Director (South) in 1980 and retired in June 2008 as the Associated Director General, and has been a Consultant with the same organization till April 2010. Dr. Pappu now holds many important portfolios in prominent institutions, • Visiting Professor Radhakrishnan Chair, University of Hyderabad • Visiting Professor, Tumkur University, Karnataka • Member, Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, • Advisory Board Member Shasun Jain College for Women, Chennai He is the coordinator of the Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel of Tirumala Tirupathi Devsathanams. Dr.Pappu is consulted frequently by artistes from across the globe on various subjects ranging from Music, Dance Literature to Academic Administration.