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Shri A Ramana Rao Volleyball

Shri A Ramana Rao Volleyball

Arikapudi Ramana Rao (born 1 July 1945) is a former Indian volleyball player. He was born in Chamallamudi village, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh. He is a recipient of both the Arjuna Award for the year 1977-1978 and Dronacharya Award for the year 1990-1991. Ramana Rao started playing volleyball after joining college. He graduated from Hindu College, Guntur in 1966. From the year 1966 to 1976 he participated in the National Volleyball Championships and Captained the Tamil Nadu State team consecutively for four years. He played for the Tamil Nadu State team which won the National Volleyball Championship title for the first time at Tiruchirapalli in 1976.