08 June 2014 :: N Chandrababu Naidu was sworn in as the first Chief Minister of new Andhra Pradesh. He took oath of office on the outskirts of Guntur, near the Acharya Nagarjuna University campus at 7.27 PM on 8 June 2014. Nara Chandrababu Naidu (born 20 April 1950) is an Indian politician and the President of Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh.
He was the state’s youngest assembly member and youngest minister at 28 and served as the longest chief minister of the state from 1995 to 2004. He unleashed a series of reforms after taking over the reins of state. With a firm conviction, Naidu laid emphasis on the use of modern information technology. Thus, he was instrumental in making Hyderabad one of the IT hubs in India and earned praise from global leaders and media for his public policies and approach to governance.
Naidu was born on 20 April 1950 at Naravari Palle, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh in a Kamma family. His father, N. Kharjura Naidu, worked in agriculture and his mother Amanamma was a housewife. Since his village had no school, Naidu attended primary school in Seshapuram until class five and the Chandragiri Government High School until class nine. He went to Tirupati for his higher education, studying there from class 10 until he received his master’s degree. Naidu completed his BA degree in 1972 before enrolling in an MA program in economics. In 1974, he began work towards a PhD under D. L. Narayana (Andhra Pradesh Finance Commission chairman), researching the economic ideas of N. G. Ranga. Naidu did not complete his PhD, instead becoming involved in politics.