Vinayak Rao Koratkar

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Vinayak Rao Koratkar
Vinayak Rao Koratkar.jpg
Member of Parliament
Succeeded byG. S. Melkote
Personal details
Born3 February 1895
Kalamb, Hyderabad State, British India
(now in Maharashtra, India)
Died3 September 1962
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Laxmibai Koratkar
Children3; 2 sons and 1 daughter

Vinayak Rao Koratkar (3 February 1895 – 3 September 1962) was a political leader of Hyderabad State and Member of Indian Parliament.

Brief Lifesketch[edit]

He is son of Shri Keshav Rao Koratkar and Geeta Bai. He was born at Kalamb, Osmanabad district on 3 February 1895. He was educated at Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar and obtained Vidyalankar degree. He has studied in London University and Agricultural College, Poona. He did Bar-at-Law from Middle Temple, London in 1922.

He married Shrimati Laxmi Bai Koratkar in 1924. They had 2 sons and 1 daughter.

As a Barrister, he has practiced at Bar from 1922 to 1950. He was editor of Deccan Law Reports in Hyderabad State.

He was President, Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, Hyderabad for about 29 years between 1930 and 1950. He was President of Aryan Education Society, Hindi Prachar Sabha and Education Conference of Hyderabad. He has run Hindi weekly "Arya Bhanu" magazine as its proprietor-editor for five years.

He was Minister in Hyderabad State in several capacities from 1950 to 1956. He was Member of Hyderabad Legislature from 1952 to 1956 and worked as Finance Minister in Burgula Ramakrishna Rao cabinet. He was Member of Bombay Legislature from 1956 to 1957.

He was elected to the 2nd Lok Sabha from Hyderabad (Lok Sabha constituency) in 1957 as a member of Indian National Congress.

He has established Keshava Memorial School and Hindi Mahavidyalaya[1] in Hyderabad city. He died on 3 September 1962.[2]


  1. ^ Introduction at Hindi Mahavidyalaya website
  2. ^ Vinakayak Rao Koratkar, Luminaries of 20th Century, Part II, Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, 2005, pp: 641.

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