N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar

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Diwan Bahadur Sir Narasimha Ayyangar Gopalaswami Ayyangar, CSI, CIE (31 March, 1882 – 10 February 1953) Member of the Drafting Committee of the Constitution, was a leader of the Rajya Sabha and a cabinet minister (railway minister) in the Government of India.[1]

Mr. Ayyangar studied at the Wesley School, and at the Presidency and Law Colleges in Madras, whereafter, for a short period in 1904, he was an Assistant Professor in Pachaiyappa's College. In 1905, he joined the Madras Civil Service. He served as a Deputy Collector till 1919, and was promoted Collector and District Magistrate in 1920. He was Registrar-General of Panchayats and Inspector of Local Boards for seven years from 1921. Then for three years he was Collector and District Magistrate in Anantapur. Then he was Inspector of Municipal Councils and Local Boards till 1932. Mr. Ayyangar served as Secretary to Government in the Public Works Department from 1932 to 1934. Finally he served as a member of the Board of Revenue till 1937. [2] He served as prime minister of Kashmir from 1937 to 1943. By the British government, he was successively appointed a Diwan Bahadur, a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (CIE) in the 1935 Silver Jubilee and Birthday Honours list,[3] a Companion of the Order of the Star of India (CSI) in the 1937 Coronation Honours list[4] and knighted in the 1941 New Year Honours list.[5]