Bantwal Vaikunta Baliga
|Bantwal Vaikunta Baliga|
Bantwal, Madras Presidency, British India
(now in Bantwal, Karnataka, India)
|Ethnicity||Goud Saraswat Brahmin|
Bantwal Vaikunta Baliga (1895–1968) was a lawyer who played an active role in Indian governance and politics. He was actively involved in India’s struggle for freedom and worked closely with Mahatma Gandhi. He was elected as MLA and subsequently became the Law Minister and Speaker of Mysore State Assembly. He died while he was the Speaker of Mysore State assembly. His term as Speaker spanned from March 1962 to June 1968. As the Speaker he was known to be very strict in conducting the House proceedings.
He is also the founder president of Karnataka Library Association