Bantwal Vaikunta Baliga

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Bantwal Vaikunta Baliga
Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly
In office
15 March 1962 – 6 June 1968
Preceded by S. R. Kanthi
Succeeded by S. D. Kotavale
Personal details
Born 1905
Bantwal, Madras Presidency, British India, (now in Bantwal, Karnataka, India)
Died 1968 (aged 62–63)
Nationality Indian
Spouse(s) Sharada
Education BA, LLB

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.[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.[3]

Baliga married in 1938 to Sharada Baliga. They have several sons and daughters.


  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. 
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