Justice PS Narasimha comments on how PV Narasimha Rao underplayed his personality
On Saturday, Supreme Court Judge Justice PS Narasimha, along with Justice L Nageshwar Rao and other guests, released the book ‘The Quintessential Rebel’ in Hyderabad. The book is a political biography of former Prime Minister of India PV Narasimha Rao, written by senior journalist A Krishna Rao. During the event, Justice Narasimha praised PV Narasimha Rao, stating that he was a master at underplaying his personality and had developed a character that did not touch upon others on what he was but left behind what he had done.
Justice Narasimha further added that PV Narasimha Rao’s mind was a generation ahead of all, and he was a great patriot. He stated that unless one is deeply religious and highly patriotic, these ideas cannot be implemented overnight. Justice L Nageswara Rao also spoke at the event, stating that PV Narasimha Rao was a person who should have been talked about a lot but was completely ignored. He praised PV for his astute political skills and for changing the history of India.
The book’s author, A Krishna Rao, was also present at the event. Justice Nageswara Rao praised the author for being frank in the book, wherever there was wrong at that point in time. He also recalled an interaction between PV Narasimha Rao and the then Chief Justice of India Venkatachaliah, where PV had said they were going to be good friends, but Venkatachaliah had responded that they were never going to be friends. However, PV responded by saying they would work together.
The event was attended by other senior journalists and editors, including Venkat Narayan and Maa Sharma. PV Narasimha Rao is considered to be one of India’s most underrated Prime Ministers who brought about enormous reforms during his tenure. The book ‘The Quintessential Rebel’ sheds light on his life and political career.