RAO, DR. V.K. R. VARADARAJA, M.A., Ph.D., (Cantab), (Cong.) Mysore-Bellary—1971, Son of Shri K. Kasturirangachar; b. at Conjeevaram, Tamil Nadu, July 7, 1908; ed. at Wilson College, Bombay and Conville and Caius College, Cambridge; m. Shrimati Kamala Rao, July 8, 1962 (first wife died in 1955); 1 s. and 2 d.; Economist, educationist and writer; President, (i) Indian Economic Association, (ii) Indian Agricultural Economic Conference, (iii) Indian Commerce Conference, (iv) Indian Labour Economics Conference, (v) Indian Education Conference, (vi) Indian Association for Research in Income and Wealth and (vii) Demographic Research Advisory Committee; Chairman, (i) United Nations Sub-Commission on Economic Development, 1947-50 and (ii) Programme Evaluation Advisory Board; Correspondent Member of Institute-de-Science Economique Applique, Paris; Correspondent from India to the Royal Economic Society, London; Member, (i) Governing Council of the International Association for Research, income and Wealth, (ii) Press Commission, (iii) Taxation Commission, (iv) National income Committee and (v) Panel of Economists, Planning Commission; Founder and first Director, Delhi School of Economics, 1948-57; Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi, 1957-60; Founder and first Director, Institute of Economic Growth, 1960-63; Member, Planning Commission, 1963-66; Member, Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70; Minister, Transport and Shipping, March, 13, 1967-February 14, 1969, Minister, Education and Youth Services, February, 15, 1969—March, 17, 1971.
Social activities.—Associated with Bombay Presidency Youth League, Bombay Swadeshi League and Bombay Adult Education Society.
Hobbies.—Reading and writing.
Special interests.—Child welfare, demography, library movement, adult literacy, democratic socialism, promotion of Indian languages.
Accomplishments in letters, art and science.— Honorary D. Litt. from several Indian Universities; D.C.L. (Oxon); Honorary Fellow, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; Professor Emeritus, University of Delhi.
Books published.—(1) Taxation of Income in India, (2) An Essay on India’s National Income, (3) The National Income of British India, (4) War and Indian Economy, (5) India and International Currency Plans, (6) Post-War Rupee, (7) Foreign Aid and India’s Economic Development, (8) Essays on Economic Development, (9) Greater Delhi—A Study in Urbanisation, (10) Education and Human Resource Development, (U) Swami Vivekananda’s Message to the Youth, (12) The Gandhian Alternative to Western Socialism.
Travels abroad.—U.K., Canada, U.S.A., Holland, Denmark, Switzerland, France, Germany, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Poland, U.S.S.R., Japan, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malawi, Uganda and Australia.
Permanent address.—C/o. M. R. Koneri Rao 332, 22nd Cross, Block III, East Jayanagar, Bangalore.