FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE RAJYA SABHA
SHRI KRISHAN KANT
|Born on||February 28, 1927|
|Father's Name||Lala Achint Ram|
|Spouse's Name||Shrimati Suman Krishan Kant|
|Education||M.Sc. (Technology) from the Banaras Hindu University, he worked as a Scientist with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi|
|Member of :|
Rajya Sabha, from 1966 -1977
Lok Sabha 1977-1980
Secretary of :
The Indian Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, of which Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the President and Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri was the Chairman. (He was the Editor of the Quarterly Journal "Science in Parliament".)
Chairman of :
Committee on Railway Reservations and Bookings, 1972 -1976.
Founder General Secretary of :
The People's Union for Civil Liberties and Democratic Rights in 1976.He held prominent offices in the Parliamentary and Organisational wings of Congress Party and later the Janata Party and the Janata Dal. He was a member of the Executive Council, for several years, of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.
Governor of :
Andhra Pradesh,7.2.1990- 21.8.1997
Tamil Naidu, 22.12.1996- 25.1.1997(Additional Charge)
Chancellor of :
North-Eastern Hill University and
Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed University);
Chairman of :
Jury of the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding,
International Jury for the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development,
The Advisory Committee for the Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award,
The Jury for International Gandhi Award for Leprosy,
The Jury for Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar,
The Jury for Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Award for Social Understanding and Upliftment of Weaker Sections,
The Jury for Dr. Ambedkar International Award for Social Change.
|Vice-President of India and ex-officio Chairman, Rajya Sabha from 21.8.1997
Died on 27-07-2002(In Office).