Fifth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile


HANUMANTHAIY A, SHRI K., B.A., LL.B., (Cong.) Mysore-Bangalore—1971, Son of Shri Venkata Gowd, b. at Kengeri, February 6, 1908; ed. at Maharaja College, and Poona Law College; m. Shrimati Puttamma, May 1934; 2 d; Advocate; President, Bangalore Municipal Council, 1942; President, Bangalore D.C.C. for 10 years; Member, Working Committee and its Parliamentary Sub-Committee, Mysore Congress; Member, M.P.C.C. and A.I.C.C.; imprisoned seven times during the freedom struggle; Leader, Congress Party in Mysore Representative Assembly, 1944-49; Deputy Leader of the Congress Party in Mysore Constituent Assembly; Member of the Committee of Constituent Assembly of India to draft Model Constitution for Indian States; Member (i) Committee on abolition of Caste Nomenclature and (ii) First National Cadet Corps Committee; Delegate to Inter-Parliamentary Union Conferences at Stockholm in 1949, Dublin 1950, and Brazillia in 1962; Member, Mysore State Legislature, 1952-62; Member of the Executive Committee of the Congress Party in Parliament, 1949-52; Member, Constituent Assembly, and Provisional Parliament; President, Mysore P.C.C., 1950-52; Leader of the Congress Party in Mysore Legislative Assembly, 1952-56; Chief Minister, Mysore State, March, 1952-August, 1956; Chairman, Mysore Educational Reforms Committee, 1952-56; Member, National Development Council and its Standing Committee of the Planning Commission, 1952-56; President, P. & T. Workers' Union for South India and Military Engineering Staff Works, Southern Region; Member, (i) Coffee Board, (ii) Indian Cardamom Board, (iii) All India Council of Technical Education and (iv) All India Council of Institutes of Technology; Member, Working Committee of A.I.C.C. since 1971 Chairman, All India Vivekanada Rock Memorial Committee, Mysore State Branch; Chairman, (i) Punjab Administrative Reforms Commission, and Member (Later Chairman) Administrative Reforms Commission, Government of India; 1967-70; Leader of the Indian delegation to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, Ottawa, 1966; Member, Third Lok Sabha, 1962-67, Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70; Deputy Leader of the Congress Party in Parliament, 1967-68; Leader of the Indian Delegation to the XVth International Conference on Social Welfare, the Philippines, Manila-September 6-12, 1970, presided over Commission No. II of the Conference; attended the First Conference of Asian Ministers Responsible for Social Welfare held in Manila (the Philippines)-September 14-16, 1970; elected Vice-President of the Conference; Leader of the Indian Delegation to the Conference of Ministers of Law/ Justice, Attorneys-General and Solicitors-General-New Delhi, 8th January, 1971; elected Chairman of the Conference; Minister of Law & Social Welfare, Govt. of India-June, 1970, Minister of Railways since March, 1971.


Favourite pastime and recreation.—Tennis and reading.

Travels abroad.—USSR, UK, France, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Egypt, Canada, USA, Brazillia, Finland, Lebanon, Switzerland, Philippines and Thailand.

Permanent address.—'Kengal Krupa', Ballary Road, Bangalore-6.