6th Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

RAGHURAMAIAH,  SHRI K., M.A.. LL.B., Bar-at-Law; Congress, (Andhra Pradesh—Guntur—1977) :  s. of Shri K. Jaganatham; b. at Sangamjagarlamudi, August 6, 1912; ed. at Andhra Christian College, Guntur, Lucknow University and Middle Temple, London; awarded 1st Prize (Gold Medal) in the All India Inter-University Oratorical  Contest (English) held at Lucknow, 1932-33; conferred Doctorate Degree by Andhra University in 1975 Shri  Venkateswara University, Tirupati in January, 1977; m. Smt. K. Lakshmi  Raghuramaiah, July 3, 1937; 1 d.; Advocate; practised in Madras High Court, 1937—41; joined Provincial Judicial Service in 1941; between 1941 and 1951, held various posts like Assistant Secretary, Legal Department, Government of Madras; Assistant Director of Employment and Regional Publicity Officer (Madras) in the Resettlement Directorate of the Ministry of Labour, Government of India, Assistant Solicitor to the Government of India, Ministry of Law; Deputy Secretary and Joint Secretary, Legal Department, Government of Madras; Legal Secretary and Legal Remembrancer to the Government of Madras; resigned from Government service in 1951; enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court; Editor, 'Asian Recorder', 1955; Member, AICC, 1955-59 and its Legal Advisory Committee, 1956; acted as Secretary, Harijan Sevak Sangh, Madras and Vice-President, Madras Corporation Labour Union prior to 1942; Member (i) Executive Committee, Indian Institute of Public Administration, 1954 and  (ii) Railway Corruption Enquiry Committee, 1954; President, P.&T. Workers' Union (Andhra Circle), 1954; President (i) Andhra Pradesh Life Insurance Salaried Officers Association, 1956, (ii) All-India Postal Employees' Union, Class III, Andhra Circle, 1956, and (iii) All-India R.M.S. Employees Union, Class IV, Andhra Circle, 1956; Member, First Lok Sabha, 1952—57, Second Lok Sabha, 1957—62, Third Lok Sabha, 1962—67, Fourth Lok Sabha 1967—70 and Fifth Lok Sabha 1971—77; Member, (i) Executive Committee, Congress Party in Parliament in 1954, also its Secretary in 1955 and Convener, External Affairs Standing Committee, 1952—57; Member, (i) Estimates Committee 1954, (ii) General Purposes Committee and Rules Committee, 1955—57; Chairman, Petitions Committee, 1955—57, Deputy Minister of Defence, May 1957; Sworn in as Minister of State for Defence on April 16, 1962 and designated as Minister of Defence Production on November 14, 1962; Sworn in as Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour & Employment on June 9, 1964; Sworn in as Minister of Supply in the Ministry of; Industry and Supply on June 13, 1964; designated as Minister of Supply and Technical Development on October 3, 1964, as Minister of State in the Ministry of Law on March 13, 1967 and as Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Chemicals and of Planning and Social Welfare on March 13, 1967; designated as Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Chemicals and of Social Welfare on September 5, 1967, as Minister of Petroleum and Chemicals on August 23, 1968 and as Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Shipping and Transport on February 14, 1969; Cabinet Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Shipping and Transport June 26, 1970—March 1971; Sworn in as Cabinet Minister of Parliamentary Affairs in February 1973; Assumed additional charge of Ministry of Works and Housing in October 1974 and designated as Minister of Works & Housing and Parliamentary Affairs; designated as Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation and Parliamentary Affairs in December, 1976; Chairman, Government of India Tobacco Delegation to Far East, 1954 and Tobacco Export Committee, 1956-57; Member, Indian Central Tobacco Committee, 1953—57 and Vice-President from 1955-56; Alternate Delegate to the Trusteeship Committee of the United Nations, 1956; India's Representative in the U.N. Committee on Information from, Non-Self Governing Territories, 1956; alternate Delegate to the U.N. General Assembly, 1956; Member, Executive Committee of the Indian Parliamentary Group, 1955—57; Member, "Law of the Sea" Conference, Geneva, April 1960; delegate to the International Parliamentary Council Meeting at Nice (France) in 1957 and at Dubrovnik (Yugoslavia) in 1966; represented Government of India at the function, of the assumption of office by the President of Philippines in December, 1969; led Indian delegation at the International Highway Conference held at Montreal in 1970; Member, Indian Parliamentary delegation to USA in 1970; Attended Colombo Housing Ministers Conference at Sri Lanka in 1975; Leader of Indian Delegation to the 21st Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference held in New Delhi in 1975; Led the Indian Delegation to the U.N. Conference on Habitat held in Vancouver in June 1976; Leader of the Indian Delegation to the 22nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference held in Mauritius in September, 1976.

Sports and clubs:  Tennis.

Travels abroad:  U.S.A., Canada. U.K., France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Spain, Yugoslavia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, China, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Australia, Czechoslovakia, Mauritius, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

Permanent address:  Sangamjagarlamudi, Tenali Taluq, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh.