9th Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

RANGA, PROF. NAYAKULU G., B. Litt. (Oxon), D. Lit. (Andhra) [Congress (I)—Andhra Pradesh, Guntur, 1989]:  s. of Nagayya; b. at Nidubrolu, Guntur District, A.P., November 7, 1900; ed. at St. Catherine College, Oxford, Barnet House, Oxford; m. Smt. Bharatidevi, 1920; Agriculturist, Teacher; participated in freedom struggle;

Previous Association with Political Parties:  President, PCC, A.P. 1946—51, Member, CWC, 1947—51, Leader, Krishikar Lok Party, 1952—55; Leader, Swatantra Parliamentary Party, 1952—56; President, Swatantra Party, 1959—69; Member Cong (1), from 1972; Member, CWC(I), 1975-85, Special, Invitee, CWC (I), Dy. Leader, CPP (Id since 1980;

Previous Membership:  Central Legislative Assembly, 1930, 1934—46; Constituent Assembly, 1946—50; Provisional Parliament, 1950-51; Second Lok Sabha, 1957—62; Third Lok Sabha, 1962—67; Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967—70; Seventh Lok Sabha, 1980—84; Eighth Lok Sabha 1984—89; Rajya Sabha, 1952—;56 and 1977—79;

Committee Experience:  Member, Estimates Committee, 1950—51, Consultative Committees, Planning, Ministry of External Affairs and Labour; Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, 1958-59; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs, 1990;

Favourite Pastime and Recreation:  Reading and writing;

Publications:  65 Books in English, including 'Credo of World Peasants'; 'Agony and Solace'—2 Vols; 'Distinguished Acquaintances'—2vols. 1976; "Colonial and Coloured Peoples' Freedom Front," 1957; 'Fight for Freedom' (Autobiography)—1967; 'Gandhian Plan'; 'History of Kisan Movement'; 'Revolutionary Peasant'—1954; 'Bapu Blesses" (containing the discussions and talks with Mahatma Gandhi), 1969; Quintessence of Non-alignment Movement, 1983; India in the U.N. Rangass participation, 1983; Protection of the self-employed Peasants and Tribes, 1984; Tribes of Nilgiris, Self-Employment Sector 1959 and 15 books in Telugu including Smrities of Bharati Devi, 1973, and Modern Political Institutions 2 vols. 1933 and Harijans Nayak 1934; "Aerial-eye View" of USSR and Yugoslavia, 1956 published by Parliament;

Travels Abroad:  UK, USA, USSR, Yugoslavia, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Burma, Japan, Malaysia, Canada, Australia, Sudan, Egypt;

Special Interests:  Promotion of Panchayat System, rural artisanship especially crafts and handicrafts and cooperative marketing societies, overall rural life;

Accomplishment in Letters, Literature, Art and Science:  Recipient of Nehru Award for Literacy Campaign, Rajaji Ratna Award and Kushak Ratna Award;

Social Activities:  Welfare of peasants, weavers and Khet mazdoors; a crusader against socio-economic disparities, works for such rural development measures like sanitation, electricity, communication, adult education and crop and cattle Insurance Scheme;

Other Information:  Professor, Economics and Politics, Pachayappa College, Madras, 1927—30.

Hony. Economic Advisor to Government of Madras, 1929-30; Founding Member of All India Kisan Congress and Handloom Congress; Founder President of Foreign Affairs Association of India; Principal of Indian Presants Institute (Nidubrolu); hailed as the Doyen of Indian Cooperative Movement; Founder Chairman of Freedom Fighters Cultural Centre, Neb Sarai, New Delhi; Senior among the Presidium of Freedom Fighters Association; Executive Member of the Gandhi Smirti Darshan Committee, New Delhi; took part in Gandhi Centenary Celebrations in UNESCO (Paris); unveiled double statue of Gandhi and Patel in Ahmedabad in 1985 and led Patels' Celebrations in New York and Ottawa in 1987; Indian Parliamentary Group claimed entry of his name in Guinnes Book of World Records 1991 on account of being the Oldest Parliamentarian in the world and among the first three with the longest Parliamentary Career; Indian parliamentarians feliciated him on completion of 50 years of his Parliamentary career and on completion of 60 years of his first speech in Central Legislative Assembly; receipient of Padma Vibhushan, 1991;

Permanent Address:  P.O. Nidubrolu, Guntur, Dist., Andhra Pradesh.