Cattamanchi Ramalinga Reddy


Cattamanchi Ramalinga Reddy OM (December 10, 1880 – February 24, 1951), also popularly known as Sir C. R. Reddy, was an educationist and political thinker, essayist and economist, poet and literary critic. He wrote his works in Telugu and English; these reveal his deep love for Indian classics and his learning in these texts, as well as the modernity of his outlook.

Reddy was the educationalist that played a major role in shaping the educational policy in India. He was also the recipient of a British Knighthood in honour of his service to the country.

He was the founder of Andhra University and also served as its Vice-Chancellor from 1926 to 1931 and in a further second term from 1936 to 1949.