Damodaram Sanjivayya

Damodaram Sanjivayya

Damodaram Sanjivayya

Date of Birth : 14 February 1921
Date Of Death : 8 May 1972

Mini Biography :

Damodaram Sanjivayya (14 February 1921 – 8 May 1972) was the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, India from 11 January 1960 to 12 March 1962.

He was born in Kurnool district and took a bachelor degree in law from Madras Law College. Even as a student, he actively participated in the Indian freedom movement.

He was Minister in the composite Madras State. He was the member of the provisional parliament 1950-52. In 1962, Sanjivayya also became the first dalit leader from Andhra Pradesh to become All India Congress Committee president.

He was Minister of Labour and Employment under Lal Bahadur Shastry between 9 June 1964 and 23 January 1966.

He had the distinction of being among the first Harijans to have shouldered such high responsibilities in the cause of service to the Nation. He was known for his administrative ability and for his uprightness of character.

He wrote a book on Labour problems and industrial development in India, in 1970 published by Oxford and IBH Pub. Co., New Delhi.

His statue was erected opposite Public Gardens in Nampally, Hyderabad.

A beautiful park, Sanjeevaiah park along the banks of Hussain Sagar in Hyderabad was named in his honor.

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