M. A. Ayyangar
|Madabhushi Ananthasayanam Ayyangar|
|2nd Speaker of the Lok Sabha|
8 March 1956 – 16 April 1962
|Deputy||Sardar Hukam Singh|
|Preceded by||Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar|
|Succeeded by||Sardar Hukam Singh|
|Member of the India Parliament
|Succeeded by||C Dass|
|Born||February 4, 1891
Thiruchanoor, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh
|Died||March 19, 1978(aged 87)|
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
He was elected as member of Central Legislative Assembly in 1934. He was elected to the first Lok Sabha from Tirupathi and to the second Lok Sabha from Chittoor constituencies in 1952 and 1956 respectively.
He was elected in 1948 as Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha with Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar as the Speaker. After the death of Mavalankar in 1956, he was elected as Speaker of Lok Sabha. Dowry prohibition act 1961 was passed by joint session of parliament with MA Ayyankar as speaker. He worked as Governor of Bihar between 1962 and 1967.
A life size bronze statue of this celebrated statesman was erected at his hometown Tirupathi in 2007.
M A Ayyangar was born on 4 February 1891 in the village of Thiruchanur, near the world-famous temple town Tirupati, in Chittoor district. His father was M Venkatavaradhachariar. Ayyangar married Choodammal in 1919, with whom he had four sons and eight daughters.
- The Hindu : National : Ananthasayanam Ayyangar statue to be unveiled
- "Members bioprofile on Lok Sabha website". National Informatics Centre, New Delhi and Lok Sabha. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013.