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president of India

Ramaswamy Venkataraman, former President of India. Advisory Madras High Court 1935, Supreme Court, 1951. Recipient Gandhi Peace prize. member United Nations Administrative Tribunal, 1956-1979, president, 1969-1979.

Background

Venkataraman, Ramaswamy was born on December 4, 1910 in Rajamadam, India. Son of Ramaswami Iyer Venkataraman.

Education

Master in Economics, Madras University. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Madras University. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Nagarjuna University.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Philippines.

Career

Detained during Quit India Movement, 1942-1944. Member Provisional Parliament, 1950-1952, Lok Sabha, 1952-1957, 77-84. Secretary Congress Party, 1953-1954, member standing finance committee, estimates committee, public accountants committee, privileges committee.

Minister for industry and labor Government Madras, 1957-1967. Leader of House Madras Legislation Council. Member union planning commission Government Madras, 1967-1971.

Minister finance, 1980-1982. Minister defense, 1982-1984. Delegate to International Labor Organization, 1958.

Vice president, chairman Rajya Sabha, India, 1984-1987. President of India, 1987-1992. Member United Nations General Assembly, 1952-1961.

Chairman Governing Body, Kalakshetra Foundation, 1993, National Research and Development Corporation.

Achievements

  • Advisory Madras High Court 1935, Supreme Court, 1951.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Founder Labour Law Journal, 1949.

Membership

Member United Nations Administrative Tribunal, 1956-1979, president, 1969-1979.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Art, music, tennis, photography.

Connections

Married Janaki Venkataraman, 1938. 3 daughters.

father:
Ramaswami Iyer V. Venkataraman

spouse:
Janaki Venkataraman