January 2016, Obituaries
V. Rama Rao, the veteran BJP leader and former Sikkim governor died at a city hospital in Hyderabad after prolonged illness. He was 81. Rao was suffering from severe lung infection and was hospitalised about a month ago.
Rao was a lawyer and practised at the Andhra Pradesh High Court. He was elected as MLC on four occasions in the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh State Legislature. While he served for three full terms in 1966, 1972 and 1978, the Legislative Council was abolished during his fourth term after his election from Graduates Constituency in 1984. During his last term, he served as party floor leader in the Council.
He served as Sikkim Governor from October 25, 2002 to October 25, 2007.