Telangana Congress official spokesperson Konagala Mahesh has been chosen for the prestigious ” Bharat Jyothi Award” for the year 2015 in recognition of his services to the community from the field of politics. Instituted by well know non-governmental organization, India International Friendship Society (IIFC), New Delhi, the award is presented annually to the distinguished personalities, who contribute to the enrichment of society through Industry, education, public life, art and literature etc. Among its previous recipients were Dhirubhai Ambani of Reliance Group, Delhi former chief minister Shiela Dikshit, Mother Therisa etc. Mahesh, a research scholar from the department of Commerce from Osmania University, is the first person to get selected for the award from state of Telangana, which will be presented to him on October 26, in New Delhi. Mahesh has been in Congress party and one of the important spokespersons of the party.
He was actively involved in the Telangana movement and spent about 100 days in jail and the then government booked about 32 cases against him. He presented research papers in the seminars organized by All India Accounting Conference, All India Commerce Conference, and International Conference on Trade and Commerce. TPCC president N Uttamkumar Reddy and Telangana CLP leader K Jana Reddy, TPCC working president Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka congratulated him for his achievement.