Lion Nookaraju was born in the year 1947 on August 5th in the Vuppala family as Grand Son of Sri Vuppala Satyanarayana garu - the most philanthropic man, and renowned in the erstwhile composite state of Madras, Maternal Grand son of Zamindar Nooli Venkata Ratnam of Penugonda and proud son of Chandra Sekhara Rao andRamalakshmamma. Later he joined his father's business as dealer in Petroleum Products and successfully running the business for last 50 years. He joined Lionism as member of Lions Club Anakapalli in 1971. He served the club as secretary during 1977-1978 & president during 1984-1985, later he served district 324 C1 as Zone Chairperson (1985-1986), Dy. District Governor (1986-1987) and District Chairperson with different Portfolios for several years. During the Lionstic career he received 100% Attendance Award, Master Key Award, 100% International President Award 1984-85, Best Zone Chairperson Award, 1985-86, Best Deputy Dist. Governor Award, 1986-87, Best Dist. Chairperson 2000-01, International Presidents Certificates & International President Leadership Medals. He authored two Booklets on Leadership, Membership Development and Retention. Lion Nooka Raju is past president of Anakapalli Jaycees, Vasavi Chaitanya Foundation, Member of Arya Vysya Maha Sabha, Past Dist. Governor Vasavi Clubs International, Vice President of Vasavi Clubs International is also associated with various other charitable organizations. He also Life Member of ISKCON. He is the joint secretary of Sri Kanyaka Parameswari Devasthana Sangham, Anakapalli. His wife Vijayalakshmi is a Leader in her own capacity as Past President of Visakha Dist. Arya vysya Mahila Vibhagam, Jayceerettes wing and Lion Ladies Auxiliary. The couple of blessed with 3 Sons and 3 Grand Daughters and 2 Grand sons. The three sons are actively involved in Public Service through different organizations. He was elected as a Second Vice District Governor for the Lionistic year 2014-2015 at the 33rd District Convention held at Visakhapatnam.