9th Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

RAO, SHRI R. GUNDU, Dip. in Co-operation [Congress (I)—Karnataka, Bangalore South, 1989]:  s. of K. Rama Rao; b. at Kushalnagar, Kodagu District, Karnataka, April 8, 1937; ed. at Govt. Co-operative Training Institute, Madikeri; m. Varalakshmi, May 26, 1965, 3 s.; Political and Social Worker;

Public Offices held:  President, Town Municipal Council, Kushalnagar for 10 years; Minister, Karnataka, for 5 1/2 years; Leader of Opposition for 6 months; Chief Minister, Karnataka, 1980-83;

Previous Association with Political Parties: President, Youth Congress (I), Karnataka, for 4 years; Member, Congress Working Committee for 7 years and Congress Central Parliamentary Party for 4 years;

Previous Membership:  Legislative Assembly, Karnataka, 1972—83;

Committee Experience:  Member, Public Accounts Committee, Karnataka Legislative Assembly; Member, Committee of Privileges, January 24, 1990 and Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation, 1990;

Favourite Pastime and Recreation:  Reading, games and sports;

Delegation to Foreign Countries:  Youth Congress (I) Delegate to World Youth Festival at Berlin, 1973; as Minister for Sports attended Wrestling Meet al Teheran, 1974;

Travels Abroad:  East Germany, Iran;

Special Interests:  Swimming, Badminton, Volleyball;

Sports and Clubs:  Member, Karnataka State Cricket Association; Member, North Coorg Club, Madikeri;

Other Information:  Secretary, South India Estate Workers Union, Kodagu;

Permanent Address:  76/9, 4th Main, 15th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore, Karnataka-560055.