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G. M. C. Balayogi

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Ganti Mohana Chandra Balayogi
12th Speaker of the Lok Sabha
In office
24 March 1998 – 3 March 2002
DeputyP. M. Sayeed
Preceded byP. A. Sangma
Succeeded byManohar Joshi
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Amalapuram
In office
Preceded byKusuma Krishna Murthy
Succeeded byK. S. R. Murthy
In office
Preceded byK. S. R. Murthy
Succeeded byG.V. Harsha Kumar
Personal details
Born(1951-10-01)1 October 1951
Yedurulanka, Madras Presidency, India
(now in Andhra Pradesh, India)
Died3 March 2002(2002-03-03) (aged 50)
Kaikalur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Political partyTelugu Desam Party
Spouse(s)Vijaya Kumari Ganti[1]
ChildrenGanti Deepthi, Ganti Ramya, Ganti Keerthi, Ganti Harish Madhur

Ganti Mohana Chandra Balayogi (audio speaker iconpronunciation ; 1 October 1951 – 3 March 2002) was an Indian lawyer and politician. He was the speaker of Lok Sabha from 1998 to 2002.

He received his Post Graduate in Kakinada and a law degree from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.

Politics[change | change source]

In 1991, Balayogi was elected to the 10th Lok Sabha lower house parliament from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) ticket. He lost this seat in the 1996 general elections. But he continued political work in his community. He was soon elected to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly in a by-election from the Mummidivaram Assembly constituency. Side-by-side, he was appointed as the Minister of Higher Education in the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

In 1998, Balayogi was elected into parliament; he became the 12th Speaker of Lok Sabha (24 March 1998). He was again elected for the 13th Lok Sabha (22 October 1999). Along with these duties, Balayogi headed many Indian Parliamentary Delegations to foreign countries, while hosting visiting countries as well.[2]

Death[change | change source]

On 3 March 2002, Balayogi died in crash of a Bell 206 helicopter in Kaikalur, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. He was aged 50.

G.M.C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium was named in his memory.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Landslide win for TDP candidate". The Hindu. 3 June 2002. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  2. Lok Sabha Website: Biography

Other websites[change | change source]

Preceded by
P. A. Sangma
Speaker of the Lok Sabha
Succeeded by
Manohar Joshi