A renowned lawyer, Arun Kumar was elected to the Lok Sabha in 2004. He was close to the Gandhi family because of his role as the ‘translator’ (interpreter) of Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi’s speeches into Telugu for their AP Public Meetings. He shot to fame after he started a legal battle against media baron Ramoji Rao’s company Margadarsi. He was also a close follower of YSR.
Comes from a family associated with freedom struggle, his father was the founder-President of the `Rajahmundry Chamber of Commerce` in the year 1944 and mother was the founder-Secretary of the Guild of Service and Indian Red Cross Society Rajahmundry Branch