Dr. P V G Raju - Raja Saheb of Vizianagaram, with his Wife
Dr. P V G Raju, Raja Saheb of Vizianagaram was a renowned statesman. He was an embodiment of righteousness, humanisam and philanthropy. Despite his royal background and his acclamation to be the last crowned prince of Vizianagaram, Raja Saheb attributed meaning to life in the service of humanity taking socialism a beacon of hope and strived until his last breath for the cause of social upbringing.
Founded the trust in the year 1958 in the hallowed memory of his father Maharajah Alak Narayan Gajapathi Raj.
The last crowned Prince of Vizianagram principality.
Ms P Sanchaita Gajapathi Raju, Chairperson, MANSAS
On the 4th of March 2020 Ms. Sanchaita Gajapati Raju took over as the first female Hereditary Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the MANSAS Trust and the first female Hereditary Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Simachalam Devasthanam in Visakhapatnam.
Sanchaita Gajapati Raju is the grand daughter of Shri PVG Raju and the eldest surviving daughter of Late Shri Ananda Gajapathi Raju & Smt Uma Gajapati Raju. She hails from a distinguished political family of the Royal House of Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh. Her grand father, the erstwhile Maharaja of Vizianagram Shri PVG Raju, was Member of Parliament for five terms & Member of the Legislative Assembly for Four Terms and a highly respected Philanthropist . Her father late Shri Ananda Gajapathi Raju was a Cabinet Minister in Andhra Pradesh State and then served two terms as Member of Parliament from the Bobbili Parliamentary Constituency. Her mother Uma Gajapati Raju was a Member of Parliament from the Visakhapatnam Constituency.