Ramchandra Dhondiba Bhandare

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Dr. R. D. Bhandare
Governor of A P
In office
Governor of Bihar
In office
M P from Mumbai North Central
In office
Personal details
Born11 April 1916
Vita, Sangli, Maharashtra.
Died5 September 1988
Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Political partyINC
Spouse(s)Late Smt. Shakuntala Ramchandra Bhandare
Children3 sons and a daughter.
WebsiteThe official R D Bhandare website www.rdbhandare.com
As of 24 February, 2012

R D Bhandare or Ramchandra Dhondiba Bhandare (born 11 April 1916, d 5 Sept 1988) was a member of the 5th Lok Sabha of India from the Mumbai North Central constituency of Maharashtra and a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party.

He was also a member of 4th Lok Sabha from there in 1967. He was an Advocate and Professor of Law.

He completed his education from Elphiston College, Government Law College and the Khalsa College, Bombay. He was married to Shakuntalabai and had 3 sons and 1 daughter and resided at Wadala Mumbai.

He was earlier a Member of Bombay Municipal Corporation during 1948-57. He was a Member of Bombay Legislative Assembly during 1960-1962 and also acted as the Leader of the Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly during 1960-62. He was a Founder Member of Republican Party of India and remained its President from 1964 to 1966.

Later he was also Governor of Bihar during 1973-1976 and Governor of Andhra Pradesh during 1976-77.[1]

He died on 5 September 1988 at his Mumbai residence.[2]

Selected works[edit]

'Problems of Buddhists in India" and Pamphlets- (i) Watendar Gaon-Kamgar, (ii) A Case For the Morning Colleges—an argument against the decision of the Bombay University in 1962, (iii) The Problems of the Indian Buddhists. [3]


  1. ^ "Official biographical sketch". Parliament of India website. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  2. ^ Rāmacandra Kshīrasāgara. Dalit movement in India and its leaders, 1857-1956. M D Publications New Delhi. pp. 181–183. ISBN 81-85880-43-3.
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