Barrister-at-Law, D. Litt. (Honoris Causa) (Banaras Hindu
University and Andhra University), LL.D. (Honoris Causa)
Sarasvathi Bai Giri
(i) Central Legislative Assembly, 1934-37 and
(ii) Madras Legislative Assembly, 1937-39 and 1946-47
Minister, holding portfolios of Labour, Industries, Cooperation
and Commerce, Government of Madras, 1937-39 and 1946-47
Indian High Commissioner to Ceylon, 1947-51
Member, Lok Sabha, 1952-57
Union Minister of Labour, 1952-54 Governor of :
Vice-President of India and ex-officio Chairman, Rajya Sabha,
13-5-1967 to 3-5-1969;
Acting President, 3-5-1969 to 19-7-1969
President of India, 24-8-1969 to 23-8-1974;
Recipient of Bharat Ratna, 1975.
Died on 24th June,1980.