|Second Lok Sabha|
SIVA, DR. M. V. GANGADHARA, Cong., (Andhra—Chhittoor (Reserved—Sch. Castes)—1957]: S. of Shri M. Varadarajulu; B. Cuddapah, December, 1898; ed. at Municipal High School, Cuddapah and Wesley College, Madras; m. Shrimati Nagamani, August, 1935; 1 S.; Registered Medical Practitioner of Indian Medicine; Municipal Councillor; Member, District Board; Member, Planning Committee; Member, Prohibition Committee; Member, Andhra University and Senate; Member, Employees State Insurance Corporation; Member, All India Institute of Medical Sciences; Member, Central Health Advisory Committee and Commerce and Industries Advisory Committee; First elected Scheduled Caste Vice-President of District Board and Educational Council; Member, Legislative Council, Madras, 1926-1931; Member, Provisional Parliament, 1950-1951; Member, First Lok Sabha (1952-57); President and Founder, Ceded District Depressed Class Association, Cuddapah; Gave evidence before Simon Commission in 1932 in favour of Joint electorate; One of the signatories to the Raja Moonje Pact (1932); As delegate of All India Depressed Class Association, protested against communal award and separate electorate at the time of Mahatma Gandhi's fast.
Favourite pasttime and recreation: Music and Drama.
Special interests: Amelioration of Scheduled Castes and Backward Communities; social welfare activities; promotion of communal harmony; development of co-operative institutions.
Sports and Clubs: Cricket, Badminton and Football.
Permanent address: Dr. Ayyaswami Pillai House, Cuddapah, Andhra State.