Kotapati Murahari Rao
Kotapati Murahari Rao (23 December 1933 – 24 November 2011) was an Indian philanthropist, humanist, rationalist, agriculturist, and business magnate.
Rao was the founder and managing director of Pravardhan Seeds Private Limited, president of an NGO named ‘CEASE Child Labour‘, Founding Chairman of the ‘Seedsmen Association’, President of the ‘Andhra Pradesh Seedgrowers,Merchants and Nurserymen Association’, Treasurer of the Rationalist Association of India, Founder & President of the ‘Academy of Rural Development and Research (in Gudavalli)’, Vice-Chairman of the ‘Institute Management Committee Government Tripuraneni Ramaswami Choudary ITI’ in Gudavalli(Guntur Dt), Founder & President of the ‘Kaviraju Tripuraneni Ramaswami Choudary Trust’, Trustee of the ‘Dr. Kasaraneni Jayapradamba Trust’, Advisor & committee member of the ‘Dr. Rama Naidu Institute of Rural Development, the Vijnanjyothi Foundation’. He was a full member of the International Humanist and Ethical Union.