B. Rachaiah

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Basavayya Rachaiah was an Indian politician. He was a member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly.[1][2] He was a member of the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka.[3] He was elected to the Lok Sabha from Chamarajanagar Karnataka in 1977.[4] He was the governor of Kerala.[5] and Himachal Pradesh.[6] He was a Dalit leader, who was a member of the Karnataka state cabinets headed by S. Nijalingappa, B. D. Jatti, Devraj Urs, Veerendra Patil, Ramakrishna Hegde and S. R. Bommai.

He was born in 1922 in Chamarajnagar. He an advocate by profession. One of his sons, B. B. Ningaiah was a minister in the government headed by J. H. Patel. He died in 2000 aged 78.

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