Sunkara Venkata Adinarayana Rao (born 30 June 1939), also known as S. V. Adinarayana Rao, is an Indian orthopedic surgeon noted for his work for the poor and needy. He is the Director-General of the Prema Group of hospitals and institutions. In 2022, he received India's fourth-highest civilian award, Padma Shri by the Government of India for serving poor polio patients with distinction.
Early and personal life
Adinarayana Rao is born in a Kapu family on 30 June 1939 in Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh to freedom fighters Kanakam and Seshamma. His father was a lawyer and also served as the Sarpanch of Bhimavaram. Adinarayana Rao is the third one among four sons. He did his schooling from ULCM High School, Bhimavaram. He completed his M.B.B.S. degree in 1966 and master's degree in Orthopedic Surgery from Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam in 1970. He trained in Germany in Microvascular surgery and Hand surgery.