Profile of Dinesh Gundu Rao:
Dinesh Gundu Rao did his schooling from Bishop Cottons in Bangalore. He graduated in Electronics and Communication from BMS College of Engineering in 1992. He ran a computer training centre with a few others for some time after graduation while simultaneously participating in Congress party activities. "I wanted to go to the US to study further and even wrote my GRE", says Rao.
He joined politics full-time in 1993, partly to carry on the legacy of his father, the late Gundu Rao who had passed away suddenly. "But I always found helping people satisfying", he says. Rao was active in campaigning and other activities of the Congress party for six years before he joined politics full-time. He was a Youth Congress worker, General Secretary of the Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress Committee (KPYCC), Vice-President, KPYCC and then President, KPYCC.
Dinesh Gundu Rao was first given an MLA ticket in 1999. He won from the Gandhinagar constituency and has won for three times now from the same constituency. He works from his two offices, one in Chickpet and another in Sheshadripuram and can be contacted through e-mail at mladgr [at] gmail [dot] com
"I am reading Ramachandra Guha’s India after Gandhi" says Rao. He says he used to be an avid reader of fiction, but now due to his busy schedule, sticks to history, current affairs and biographies.⊕