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What you know about... former chief minister CHANDRABABU NAIDU

Upcoming Graduates, Grduates, IT people, Govt & Private Sector Employees all should know about the great leader who is the real person behind the today's ANDHRA PRADESH
  • He served as the Chief Minister of the State for a record holding of 9 years (1994–2004)

  • The state's youngest assembly member and youngest minister at 28

  • During his tenure, Chandrababu Naidu was the West's favourite Indian

  • The governor of Illinois created a Naidu Day in his honour.

  • He also won numerous awards including 'IT Indian of the Millenium' by India Today

  • Business Person of the Year by Economic Times, member of the World Economic Forum's Dream Cabinet and South Asian of the Year by Time Asia

  • He also held post of chairperson of the "National IT Panel" under NDA govt

  • He was described as one of the Hidden Seven working wonders around the world by Profit, a monthly magazine published by Oracle Corporation, US

  • Unlike the Congress government, he firmly believed in not giving away the freebies to people and instead asked them for short-term sacrifices for a better future.

  • Most of his schemes would be focusing on a better administration, better infrastructure, better awareness, better education and better Job opportunities to the people

  • Chandrababu Naidu, has called for short-term sacrifices to turn Andhra Pradesh into an Asian tiger in his era.

  • Naidu is the first politician in India who has very clearly focused on delivering economic results. It's the first time a grassroots politician in India has believed that good economics and good governance is good politics

  • He was the first Chief Minister in India, who computerised the Government functioning and maintained a Government portal.

  • He was called as "CEO of Andhra Pradesh"

  • Both CNN and Time gave widespread coverage to Naidu's way of functioning, CNN said, In just five years, he has turned an impoverished, rural backwater place into India's new information technology hub

  • Time magazine quoted, Naidu has shaken up the states moribund administration into the most efficient civil service in South Asia. On this regard Time has awarded as South Asian of the Year

  • As an alternative to the old politics, Naidu delivered enhanced infrastructure, education, plus basic and high technology. This attracted large-scale private investment which eventually generated rapid industrial growth in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

  • Naidu's was soon referred to as cyber-savvy Chief Minister by BBC

  • Naidu's crave for IT and administration, has got him international attention. Many leaders like Tony Blair , Kofi Annan , Bill Clinton , Goh Chok Tong visited him in Hyderabad.

  • Microsoft CEO, Bill Gates wrote a letter to Naidu , "I'm excited about the information technology initiatives taken by the state. I am personally excited about your Information Technology Vision Group for Andhra Pradesh. As a software technology leader, I believe we can contribute to this group. If you agree, I would be happy to nominate one of my senior managers to participate in this group,' the letter said It was also believed that, the Current Growth in Gujarat by Narendra Modi are on the lines of Andhra Pradesh inspired by Naidu.

  • Naidu is considered to be the person who provided the biggest boost to information technology amongst all politicians in India

  • The industry remembers him as the chief executive of Andhra Pradesh who put Hyderabad onto the global map

  • Naidu also lobbied hard to snatch the International School of Business from Mumbai to Hyderabad, upsetting Bal Thackeray.

  • By the end of his second term in 2004, He could create more than 3,00,00 Jobs from the IT Sector alone. Which further created a ripple of indirect employment opportunities across the state. The population of Hyderabad doubled from 1995 to 2004, reflecting the growth of the City.

  • It was also believed that, the Current Growth in Gujarat by Narendra Modi are on the lines of Andhra Pradesh inspired by Naidu.

  • He become an important figure in Indian politics both at the state level and national level in his era

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