RAO, SHRI J. RAMESHWAR , M.A., Congress, (Andhra Pradesh—Mahbhubnagar—1977) : s. of late Raja Krishnadev Rao; b. at (Madras, February 6, 1923; ed. at Nizam, College, Hyderabad and Madras University and Law in Bombay University; m. Smt. Shanta Rameshwar Rao; 1 s. and 3 d.; Agriculturist and Businessman; joined India’s Foreign, Service, 1949; First Secretary, Indian Commission in Nairobi, 1950—52; acted as Commissioner for the Government of India in East Africa, 1950-51; Commissioner for the Government of India in Gold Coast and Nigeria, 1953—56; previously associated with Socialist Wing of the Congress; Member, (i) Second Lok Sabha, 1957— 62, (ii) Third Lok Sabha, 1962—67, (iii) Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967—70 and (iv) Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971—77, Member (i) Indian Delegation to the United Nations, 1958, (ii) United Nations Conciliation Commission for the Congo, 1960-61, and (iii) Indian Delegation to Afro-Asian Conference in Algiers, 1964-65.
Social activities: Administered Wanaparthy Samasthan, 1944—49; introduced Gram Panchayats in the State under Gandhiji’s guidance; has been working for agricultural labour unions.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Reading, photography and philately.
Special interests: Foreign Affairs, planning, irrigation and power, agricultural labour unions and publishing.
Sports and clubs: Cricket, tennis, golf und hunting; Member, Delhi Gymkhana Club, Secunderabad Club, National Sports Club, Ooty Club and Ooty Gymkhana Club.
Travels abroad: Sri Lanka, Nepal, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Rhodesia, Nyasaland (Malawi), Ruanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zaire, Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Togo, Dahomey, Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, U.A.R., Ethopia, Greece, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Thailand, Denmark, USSR, U.K., U.S.A., Japan and Hong Kong.
Permanent address: (i) Rajanagaram Village, Wanaparthy Taluk, Mahbhubnagar District (Andhra Pradesh) (ii) House No. 3-5-820, Hyderguda. Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.