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FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE RAJYA SABHA

 

 FORMER CHAIRMAN

GIRI, SHRI VARAHAGIRI VENKATA

Born on August 10, 1894
Father's Name Shri Jogiah Pantulu
Spouse's Name Shrimati Sarasvathi Bai Giri
EducationBarrister-at-Law, D. Litt. (Honoris Causa) (Banaras Hindu University and Andhra University), LL.D. (Honoris Causa) (Agra Universiity).

Positions Held

Member of :

(i) Central Legislative Assembly, 1934-37 and
(ii) Madras Legislative Assembly, 1937-39 and 1946-47
Minister, holding portfolios of Labour, Industries, Cooperation and Commerce, Government of Madras, 1937-39 and 1946-47
Indian High Commissioner to Ceylon, 1947-51
Member, Lok Sabha, 1952-57
Union Minister of Labour, 1952-54

Governor of :

Uttar Pradesh, 1957-60,
Kerala, 1960-65 and
Mysore, 1965-67

Recipient of :

Bharat Ratna, 1975.
Vice-President of India and ex-officio Chairman, Rajya Sabha, 13-5-1967 to 3-5-1969;
Acting President, 3-5-1969 to 19-7-1969
President of India, 24-8-1969 to 23-8-1974;
Recipient of Bharat Ratna, 1975.
Died on 24th June,1980..
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