|7th Lok Sabha|
RAJU. SHRI PUSAPATI VIJAYARAM GAJAPATI, D. Litt. [Congress (I)—Andhra Pradesh, Bobili, 1980] s. of Shri Pusapati Alaknarayan Gajapati Raju: b. at Vizianagram, May 1, 1924; ed, at Intermediate Central College, Bangalore, Presidency College, Madras and Columbia University, New York, U.S.A; m. Smt. Kusum Madagavkar, November, 1949 and Smt. Madhuri Thaker, October, 1963; 4 s. and 2 d.; Agriculturist: former Raja of Vizianagram previously associated with Congress Socialist Party, 1945-51: Socialist Party, 1951—57: Health Minister, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, 1960-62: Education Minister, 1962-64 and Cultural and Science Minister, 1966-67: President, Maharaja Alak Narayan Society of Arts and Science, Vizianagram, Andhra Pradesh; Member, (i) Madras Legislative Assembly, 1952-56 and (ii) Andhra Pradesh, Legislative Assembly, 1956-57 and 1960-71; Member, (i) Second Lok Sabha 1957—60, (ii) Fifth Lok Sabha 1971—77 and (iii) Sixth Lok Sabha, 1977-79; presently Chairman, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Reading.
Accomplishments in letters, art and science: D.Litt. (H. C. A. U.).
Sports and clubs: Golf, Tennis and Cricket, Member, (i) Delhi Gymkhana Club, (ii) India International Centre, Delhi, (iii) Cricket Club of India, Bombay, (iv) Willingdon Sports Club, Bombay, (v) Golf Club, Delhi, (vi) Calcutta Club, (vii) Madras Gymkhana Club, (viii) Madras Cricket Club and (ix) Secunderabad Gymkhana Club.
Travels abroad: U.K., U.S.A.. Burma, and Afghanistan.
Permanent address: Phool Bag, Vizianagram, Andhra Pradesh.