Dr Pemmasani Chandra Sekhar, wealthiest member of 18th Lok Sabha

TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu fielded Pemmasani from Guntur after the withdrawal of former sitting MP Galla Jayadev from active politics.
TDP MP Pemmasani Chandra Sekhar takes oath as the Union Minister of State in New Delhi
TDP MP Pemmasani Chandra Sekhar takes oath as the Union Minister of State in New Delhi | Shekhar Yadav

GUNTUR : Dr Pemmasani Chandra Sekhar, an NRI medical professional from the US, was sworn in as the Union Minister of State in Prime Minister Narendra Modi 3.0 Cabinet.

The 48-year-old politician is the wealthiest member of the 18th Lok Sabha, having declared family assets worth over Rs 5,705 crore in his affidavit submitted to the Election Commission.

Born at Burripalem village in Tenali mandal of Guntur district on March 7, 1976, Pemmasani completed his schooling in Narasaraopet, and got his MBBS degree from Osmania Medical College.

He furthered his education with an MD in internal medicine from Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania. He served as a professor and physician at Sinai Hospital at Johns Hopkins University and is the founder and CEO of UWorld, an online learning platform for USMLE aspirants.

Married to Dr Sriratna Koneru, and father of two children, he has been active in social service activities. Through the Pemmasani Foundation, he has been implementing various welfare schemes. TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu fielded Pemmasani from Guntur after the withdrawal of former sitting MP Galla Jayadev from active politics.

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