Bantwal Vaikunta Baliga

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Bantwal Vaikunta Baliga
Born 1895
Bantwal, Madras Presidency, British India
(now in Bantwal, Karnataka, India)
Died 1968
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Goud Saraswat Brahmin
Education BA, LLB
Spouse Sharada Baliga

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.[1] 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[2]

The Vaikunta Baliga College of Law was established in the year 1957 and is named after Late Sri. Bantwal Vaikunta Baliga, a legal luminary and then minister of Law, Government of Mysore.[1]


  1. ^ "Karnataka Government and Politics". Harish Ramaswamy. 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "People's Library Movement". R. Raman Nair. 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.