Sh. B. P. Sitaramaiya

Bio-Data

Name Dr. Bhograju Pattabhi Sitaramaiya
Blossomed 24 Nov 1888
Wilted On 17 Dec 1959 at Hyderabad
Qualification BA, MCM, Qualified Doctor
Languages Known Hindi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu
Tenure 01.11.1956 to 13.06.1957
  • Started medical practice in 1906
  • Scholar and Congress leader
  • AICC member from 1916 to 1952
  • Started publishing an english weekly "Janmbhoomi" from 1919
  • Participated in the freedom struggle
  • Jailed on a number of occasions
  • Elected president of All-India Native States People's Council in 1936
  • Member of Constituent Assembly from 1946 to 1949
  • Member of interim Parliament as well
  • Elected Congress president at Jaipur's national conclave in 1948-50
  • Author of 1st history account of Congress
  • National Education - 1912
  • Indian Nationalism - 1933
  • Re-distribution of Indian provinces on language basis - 1916
  • The Indian National Congress (Jubilee Commemoration Volume) - 1935
  • Economic conquest of India
  • Constitutions of the world
  • Gandhi, Gandhism, and Socialism
  • Hindu home rediscovered - 1936-37
  • Why vote Congress ?
  • Sixty years of Congress
  • Fundamentals of Indian political problems
  • Feather and stones
  • History of Congress Vol. II
  • Current history in questions and answers
  • Invited questions after his speeches were over
  • Always had lunch alone at 10:30 and dinner all alone at 7:30
  • He never changed his food time, even if the Prime Minister and President were there
  • Fond of touring, covered the whole of newly-formed Madhya Pradesh in just 2-3 months
  • Austerity very high, used old paper and envelopes for writing his comments
  • His own son was the PA, who took a token salary of Re. 1.00 p.m.
  • He once expressed his personal displeasure over his role
  • He was an able administrator