DASAPPA, SHRI H. C., B.A., LL.B., Cong., (Mysore—Bangalore—1962): S. of Shri H. Chennaya; B. Mercara, Coorg Distt., Mysore, December 5,1894; ed. at Central High School, Mercara, Maharaja’s College, Mysore, Christian College, Madras, and Government Law College, Bombay: m. Shrimati Yashodhara, March 4, 1926; 2 S. and 1 D.; Advocate; Was struck off the rolls of the Bar in July 1940 for political reasons; Member, Mysore Praja Mitra Mandali, 1919—34 and Mysore Peoples Federation, 1934—37; Member, Mysore City Municipal Council, 1924—38; Was inmate of Sewagram Ashram, Wardha, 1940-41 and 1944-45; Founder Member of Mysore Congress; President, Mysore Congress, 1939; President, Mysore Pradesh Congress Committee, 1952; Imprisoned for political activities in 1938, 1939, 1942-43 and 1947; Deputed by A.I.C.C. to visit Andamans in 1954 and Hyderabad to settle disputes in regard to selection of candidates for municipal elections; Member, Mysore Representative Assembly, 1927—33; M.L.C., Mysore, 1927—38 and 1947—50; M.L.A., Mysore, 1950—52; Minister of Finance and Industries, Mysore, 1947—52; Member, Rajya Sabha, 1954—57; Member, Second Lok Sabha, 1957—62; Chairman, Estimates Committee of Lok Sabha, since 1959; Chairman, Working Group for Silk Industry in India.
Special activities: President, Mysore Riyasat Hindi Prachar Samithi, Bangalore since 1946; Chairman, K. H. Ramayya Anathalaya Committee, Mysore since 1935; Secretary, Shri Ramakrishna Ashram, Mysore since 1924; Former Member of Home of Defectives, Mysore Former Member of Adikarnaka Institute, Mysore; Former member of the Board of Trustees, D.B.H. School, Mysore; Former Secretary, Mysore Pinjrapole; Former Chairman Mysore District School Board; Former Member of North Avenue M.P. Club, New Delhi; Member, Indian School of World Affairs, New Delhi.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Walking and Billiards.
Special interest: Propagation of Hindi.
Sports and clubs: Used to be fond of Football, Hockey, Cricket and Tennis; Joint Secretary, Constitution Club, Curzon Road, New Delhi.
Travels abroad: Burma, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Hungary, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, United States of America, Egypt and Turkey.
Permanent address: ‘Gita Cottage’, Yadavagiri, Vani Vilas Mohalla, Mysore-2.
[Voting results at the Election:
Shri H. C. Dasappa . . 1,32,908
Shri Buddadas, M. . . 1,08,505
Shri M. Shivalingaiah . . 35,520].