|Born||September 24, 1923|
Pyaparru, Guntur district, Madras presidency
|Died||July 1, 2006 (aged 82)|
He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh in 1962, when he stood as a candidate in the [[Repalle ]] constituency. In 1978, he was elected from the Repalle constituency. In 1962, he had been a candidate of the Communist Party of India and in 1978, he was a member of the CPI(M).
He led a team for survey, basing on which the Party adopted a resolution ‘On Certain Agrarian Issues’. Though not a regular writer, Koratala used to contribute to newspapers depending on the need of the hour.
In 1967 Koratala was first elected to the state committee of the CPI(M) and in 1978 to the state secretariat. He was a member of Party central committee from 1982 until his death. He was the Party state secretary between 1991 and 1997. He served as Politburo member of the Party between 2002 and 2005.