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Born on December 4. 1910
Father's Name Shri K. Ramaswami lyer
Spouse's Name Shrimati Janaki Venkataraman
EducationM.A., B.L., Doctorate of Laws (Honoris Causa) (Universities of Madras, Nagarjuna and Burdwan), Doctorate of Social Sciences (University of Roorkee).

Positions Held

Member :

(i) Provisional Parliament, 1950-52 and
(ii) Lok Sabha. 1952-57, 1977-79 and 1980-84;
(iii) Member, Madras Legislative Council, 1957-62 and 1962-67
Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, Lok Sabha;
Minister holding portfolios of Industries, Labour, Cooperation, Power and Transport, Government of Madras, 1957-67;
Leader of the House, Madras Legislative Council, 1957-67;
Member, Planning Commission, 1967-71;
Member, United Nations Administrative Tribunal, 1955-79 and its President, 1968-79;
Union Minister holding portfolios of Finance and Defence, 1980-84

Chairman and President :

Jury for the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding, International Jury for the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Indian Institute of Public Administration;

Recipient of :

Tamra Patra' for participation in the Freedom Struggle,
Soviet prize for travelogue on Shri K. Kamraj's visit to the Socialist countries,
Souvenir by the Secretary-General, United Nations for distinguished service as President of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal and
Title 'Sat Seva Ratna' by His Holiness Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham
Vice-President of India and ex-officio Chairman, Rajya Sabha, 31-8-1984 to 24-7-1987.
President of India, 25-7-1987 to 25-7-1992
Died on 27th January, 2009.
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