G. M. C. Balayogi
Ganti Mohana Chandra Balayogi
|12th Speaker of the Lok Sabha|
24 March 1998 – 3 March 2002
|Deputy||P. M. Sayeed|
|Preceded by||P. A. Sangma|
|Succeeded by||Manohar Joshi|
|Member of the Indian Parliament|
|Preceded by||Kusuma Krishna Murthy|
|Succeeded by||K. S. R. Murthy|
|Preceded by||K. S. R. Murthy|
|Succeeded by||G.V. Harsha Kumar|
|Born||1 October 1951|
Yedurulanka, Madras Presidency, India
(now in Andhra Pradesh, India)
|Died||3 March 2002 (aged 50)|
Kaikalur, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Political party||Telugu Desam Party|
|Spouse(s)||Vijaya Kumari Ganti|
|Children||Ganti Deepthi, Ganti Ramya, Ganti Keerthi, Ganti Harish Madhur|
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.
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.
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P. A. Sangma
| Speaker of the Lok Sabha