The Kakatiya Heritage Trust is nonprofit trust that endeavours to preserve, promote, protect and propagate the contribution made by the Kakatiyas to Telugu culture. The Kakatiya Heritage Trust was founded in July 2009 by Sri B.V. Papa Rao (I.A.S Retd) and Professor M. PanduRanga Rao (Ph.D.) later in 2021 two more trustees were added Sri. B. P. Acharya (I.A.S Retd) and Sri. J. Sreedhar Rao.




B.V.Papa Rao who hails from Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh joined the Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S) in 1982 and served with Governments of Assam and India for 17 years.He then joined the United Nations Organization in 1999.

Served seven years in Post -war Kosovo as a member of United Nations. He established and headed the Culture Ministry of Kosovo. During this tenure, Mr Rao revamped the old Communist administered heritage institutions like the Protection of Monuments institution in Kosovo, into Modern Heritage Institutions with the help of Council of Europe and the UNESCO.

Mr. Rao was also instrumental in developing the Heritage Policy of Kosovo in the after math of destruction about 100 mosques and 100 churches. He negotiated some of the most difficult agreements between the Orthodox Serbian Church and the Albanian Muslim dominated Kosovo government on restoration of damaged cultural properties. During this time UNESCO nominated three monuments from Kosovo as World Heritage Sites.

Mr. Rao whose life’s passion has been to protect and preserve cultural heritage and history and conceived the idea of preserving and promoting Kakatiya Heritage in Warangal district.



Prof. M. PanduRanga Rao is a retired Professor of National Institute of Technology in Warangal. He has contributed richly to water resources management, heritage conservation, education sector, and health care.

Professor Rao has played a pivotal role in tackling the acute drought situation during 1972-73 and in solving the drinking water crisis in Warangal Municipal Corporation for the last four decades Honorarily.

He has been advising Govt of Andhra Pradesh on irrigation project and wrote book on "Impact of Babhali and eleven other projects on sri ramasagar projects and socio economic implications for Telangana".He has also earned several awards such as the award for ‘Meritorious Service’, ‘Republic Day Honour’, and ‘Independence Day Honour’.

Professor Rao has also played an important role as the convener of INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) for twenty five years and was instrumental in preserving several archaeological sites in India. He has also published several books some of which are ‘Engineering and Technological Achievements during Kakatiya Period’, ‘Hands on Heritage’ and ‘Utilization of Godavari Waters in a New Millennium’. He is the editor of proceedings of the national seminar on "Irrigation Technology of Kakatiya's".

Professor PanduRanga Rao is also a social activist who has left an indeligable mark on conservation and preservation of Kakatiya History and Monuments.



Sri.B.P.Acharya, IAS (Retd.) was the special Chief Secretary to Government of Telangana & Director General Dr. Marri Chenna Reddy Human Resource Development Institute of Telangana. In his stellar career as IAS officer, he held a number of important positions and conceived and launched many new innovative initiatives as the secretary to Govt, Industries & Commerce Dept., he was instrumental in developing Genome Valley, and Biotech Sector in combined A.P. The fruits of his efforts on industrial development of the state are highly visible now. As Managing Director, APIIC, he was instrumental in facilitating over 20 world class clusters in the combined state of A.P, such as Financial District, Mindspace IT Cluster, Sri City SEZ, APSEZ, Vizag, Brandix, Pharma City ETC., thereby generating employment to over 40lakhs persons directly indirectly. As Principle Secretary for Tourism in the newly formed State of Telangana, he was instrumental in creating a brand image for Telangana Tourism and formation of Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation As the Special Chief Secretary, Planning he was responsible for strengthening of decentralized planning in the state, Planning Department and established the District Knowledge and Innovation Centers in each district which provide innovative and workable solutions to the district administration in implementation of critical program. He is heading MCR HRDIT as Director General, Since March 2017, and has implemented several innovative training programmes, including e-Learning for field staff, covering over 1 lakh employees in the State.

After superannuation in October, 2020, he is helping ICMR for their National Animal Resource Facility for Biomedical Research (NARFBR) project in Genome Valley near Hyderabad. He was appointed as Advisor for Industrial cluster development in Punjab and included in the working group for Civil Services reforms by Government of India under Mission Karmayogi.

He Was instrumental in conducting first Kakatiya Festival at Warangal in 1991 and brought out 3 publications on Kakatiyas:

Cultural Heritage of the Kakatiyas

Engineering & Technological achievements during the Kakatiya Period

Kakatiya Vaibhabam (Telugu)

First two publications were reprinted in 2020 as Kakatiya Cultural Heritage by MCRHRDIT.


M.A., M.Phil., (Economics)

Sri. Janagoam Sreedhar Rao, M.A., M.Phil., (Economics) is the Secretary and correspondent for New Science Degree and PG College and Pragathi School of Business, Hanamakonda established in 1994. He is the co convener INTACH Warangal chapter. He is the instrumental in formation of Telangana Private Degree and PG colleges association in 2014. He was the presedent for two terms from 2008 to 2014 for Kakatiya University Private Degree and PG Colleges Managements association. Worked as President of Telangana Private Degree and PG colleges Managements Association from 2016-18.

He is actively involving in organizing Heritage Education programs in Schools and Colleges since 1994 and after formation of Kakatiya Heritage Trust he is actively associated in the programs organized by the Trust. Now he is looking after the Heritge Education and Capacity building activities.