Bantwal Vaikunta Baliga
|Bantwal Vaikunta Baliga|
|Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly|
15 March 1962 – 6 June 1968
|Preceded by||S. R. Kanthi|
|Succeeded by||S. D. Kotavale|
Bantwal, Madras Presidency, British India, (now in Bantwal, Karnataka, India)
|Died||1968 (aged 62–63)
Bantwal Vaikunta Baliga (1895–1968) was a Konkani lawyer who played an active role in Indian governance and politics. He was actively involved in India’s struggle for freedom and worked several times 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.
Baliga married in 1938 to Sharada Baliga. They have several sons and daughters.