15 June, 2021

The Line In A New State

In KCR land, a new moniker is gaining mileage. No surprises who it is. It’s his son KTR.

The Line In A New State

Leader On Show

  • KTR managed the Warangal bypolls for the TRS, is in charge of crucial GHMC polls
  • He recently shared the spotlight with Ratan Tata at the opening of the prestigious T-Hub


It has been 18 months since the formation of Telangana and the expec­ted rise of K. Chandrasekhara Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) to power. The story, since then, has been one of the steady rise of KCR’s son, Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao. The 39-year-old son of the chief minister is ubiquitous—be it on life-sized hoardings across Hyderabad or receiving foreign dignitaries such as Mauritius President Bibi Ameenah Firdaus Gurib or inaugurating a drinking water pipeline in Karimnagar under Mission Bhagiratha.

The US-educated KTR was the toast of the IT and P3 circuit. Inaugurating a marathon on one day and charming women entre­preneurs at an FICCI meet the next, KTR is moulding a new image—from man of the classes to leader of the...

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