S. K. Venkataranga

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S. K. Venkatranga Iyengar (1900–1989) was an Indian lawyer. He lived in Gandhinagar, Bangalore.


Venkatranga Iyengar obtained his B.A. from the University of Mysore, and a law degree from the University of Mumbai. He was selected for the Indian Civil Service, however failed to attend a required interview in the UK. Venkataranga was offered an administrative post in the state of Baroda. Venkataranga declined the offer, opting instead for a career practicing law in the Mysore High Court. This position allowed Venkatranga to remain legally in Bangalore.[citation needed]

Venkatranga Iyengar was associated with the Indian Independence movement and chauffeured Gandhi in his visit to Karnataka cities.[citation needed]


Venkatranga declined elevation to judgeship in Mysore High Court and subsequently took up constitutional matters in the Supreme Court of India.[citation needed] He fought many "writ of mandamus" cases to get justice for public servants and admission to students who were denied their rights due to reservation policy after independence.[citation needed] He was a member of the Constituent assembly for Mysore state.[citation needed]

He was a member of the Bangalore city corporation with his uncle and grandfather.[citation needed] He was responsible for getting the Hebbar Srivaishnava Sabha their premises in Gandhinagar in the early 1930s.[citation needed]

He fought to resolve the disputes in the Melkote shrine between Thenkalai and Vadakalai priests and was a devout worshipper at Biligirirangaswamy Temple in Biligirirangan Hills and Venugopala Krishna in Malleswaram temple.[1]

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  1. ^ Bangalore wetpaint.com

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