MELKOTE, DR. G. S., L.M. & S., (Telengana Praja Samiti) Andhra Pradesh-Hyderabad—1971, Son of Shri Gopalaiah Melkote; b. at Berhampur, Orissa, September 17, 1901; ed. at Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad; m. Smt. Vimlabai, May, 1923; 3 s. and 1 d.; Medical Practitioner; participated in all the National and Hyderabad State Satyagrahas since 1930 including Salt Satyagraha and was imprisoned; Dean, Medical Faculty, Osmania University; 1954-60; Member, (1) All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 1959-62, 1967-70, and again from July, 1971 (2) Health Survey and Planning Committee, 1959-61; Chairman, (1) Ayurvedic and Unani Reorganisation Committee, Hyderabad, 1960-62; (2) Singareni Collieries, 1952-57; (3) Hutti Gold Mines, 1952-57; (4) Hyderabad State Bank, 1952-54; (5) Minimum Wage Fixation Committee for Motor Transport Workers, Mysore, 1959-62; Vice-President, Indian Medical Association, 1959-60; President, (i) Hyderabad State Medical Association, 1949-52; (ii) All India Exhibition Society, 1954-58 (now its Member); Member, (i) Indian Council of Medical Research, 1962-67; (ii) Executive Committee, Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, 1957-60; (iii) Ancillary Industries Committee, 1959-62; (iv) Automobile Industries Committee, 1962-65; (v) Drugs and Pharmaceutical Industries Committee, 1964-67; Delegate, (i) Commonwealth University Conference, Cambridge, June, 1953; (ii) I.L.O. Conference, Geneva, May-June, 1955; (iii) South East Asian Regional World Health Conference, Ceylon, September, 1959; (iv) Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, Canberra, 1959; Leader, Indian Trade Union Delegation (INTUC) to U.K., Belgium, Germany, Yugoslavia and Moscow, 1965; Member, State Legislature, Hyderabad State, 1952-56 and Andhra Pradesh, November 1965-April, 1957; Minister of Finance, Hyderabad, 1962-54; Minister of P.W.D. and Labour, Hyderabad, 1954-57; Member, Second Lok Sabha, 1957-62, Third Lok Sabha, 1962-67, Public Accounts Committee, 1961-63 and Select Committees on Wealth Tax Bill and Motor Transport Workers Bill, etc.; Workers’ delegate to the 6th South-East Asian Regional International Conference held in Tokyo in 1968; Member, (i) Governing Body, Council of Research Indian System of Medicine, Homeopathy, 1967-70, (ii) Southern Regional Technical Education Advisory Committee, 1962-70, (iii) Implementation Committee World Conference on Scientific Yoga, 1970, (v) Senate Academic Council and Syndicate Osmania University, 1949-70; Member, Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70.
Social activities.—Chairman, New Science College, Jawaharlal Nehru Polytechnic, Nrupatunga Multipurpose High School, Kanyagurukul and Sharda Kanya Shala, etc., Hyderabad; Chairman, Confederation of Managements and Teachers’ Associations of all private aided colleges in Andhra Pradesh; Chairman, Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, Andhra Pradesh, 1963-70; Chairman, Karnatak Gram Seva Singh (Khadi), Hyderabad, since 1945; President, Patanjali Yoga Research Institute, Hyderabad since 1967.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Travelling and table tennis.
Special interests.—Labour, education, study of indigenous systems of medicine (Ayurveda and Unani), Yoga, and Khadi.
Sports and Clubs.—Table tennis; President, Hyderabad State Sports Association, 1954-58.
Travels abroad.—Australia, Austria, Belgium, Burma, Ceylon, Denmark. U.K., France, Germany, Holand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Tasmania, Yugoslavia, Hong Kong, Japan and Philippines.
Permanent address.—Gopal Clinic, 3-5-1104, Y.M.C.A. Road, Hyderabad, A.P.