G. S. Melkote

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G. S. Melkote
Member of Parliament
Preceded by Vinayak Rao Koratkar
Succeeded by K. S. Narayana
Constituency Hyderabad
Personal details
Born 16 October 1901
Berhampur, Orissa
Died 9 March 1982
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Vimlabai
Children 5; 3 sons and 2 daughter
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G. S. Melkote (Telugu: జి.ఎస్.మేల్కోటే) (16 October 1901 – 10 March 1982) was an Indian freedom fighter and Parliamentarian. His complete name is Gopaliah Subbukrishna Melkote.

He was born at Berhampur in Orissa state on the auspicious day of Saraswathi Pooja. He did L.M.S. from Osmania University in 1927 and practiced for some time combining the traditional medicine with Yogic practices. He was the president of Indian Medical Association, Hyderabad branch for some time and established Patanjali Yoga Research Institute.

He participated in various activities of Indian Freedom Movement, such as the Home Rule movement, Salt Satyagraha, and Quit India movements.

After Indian independence, he contributed significantly in the development of Hyderabad state as Member of Hyderabad Assembly between 1952 and 1956 and as finance minister. He was elected to the Indian Parliament three times between 1962 and 1977 and elected from the Hyderabad constituency.

His wife Vimalabai was also a well known freedom fighter. Vimalabai took part in the freedom struggle and after Independence was involved in social activities. She was the first chairman of Hyderabad State Social Welfare Advisory Board and also president of Karnataka Sahitya Mandira, Karnataka Mahila Mandal, and Melkote College. She died at the age of 92 on 12 January 2003.[1]

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