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List of Speakers of Lok Sabha

G.V Mavalankar (15 May 1952 – 27 February 1956)

Political Party-Indian National Congress

 Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar was born on 27 November 1888 at Baroda, presently part of the State of Gujarat. His family originally belonged to a place called Mavalange in the Ratnagiri District of the then State of Bombay. He was the first Speaker of Lok Sabha. He deied on 27 February 1956. 

 

 M. Ananthasayanam Ayyangar (4 February 1956 –16 April 1962)

Political Party-Indian National Congress

Madabhooshi Ananthasayanam Ayyangar was born on 4 February 1891 at Tiruchanur near the spiritual town of Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. He was the second Speaker of Lok Sabha. He died on 19 March 1978.

 

Sardar Hukam Singh (17 April 1962- 16 March 1967)

Political Party-Indian National Congress

Hukam Singh was born at Montgomery in Sahiwal District (presently in Pakistan).in 30 August 1895.He was the third Speaker of Lok Sabha. He died on 27 May 1983.


N. Sanjiva Reddy (17 March 1967- 19 July 1969)

Political Party-Janta Party

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy was born on 19 May 1913 in the Illur village of district Anantapur in the State of Andhra Pradesh. He was elected as the fourth Speaker of Lok Sabha. He died on 1 June 1996.

 

G.S Dhillon (8 August 1969 –1 December 1975)

Political Party-Indian National Congress

Gurdial Singh Dhillon was born at Panjwar in Amritsar district in Punjab on 6 August 1915. A brilliant student, he was educated at Khalsa. He was the fifith Speaker of Lok Sabha. He died on 23 March 1992.

 

Bali Ram Bhagat ( 15 January 1976- 25 March 1977)

Political Party-Indian National Congress

Bali Ram Bhagat was an Indian politician. He was born in Patna, Bihar on 7 October 1922. He served as the Speaker of Lok Sabha from 1976 to 1977, during the turbulent final year of Indira Gandhi’s first reign as prime minister. He died on  2 January 2011.

 

N. Sanjiva Reddy (26 March 1977- 13 July 1977)

Political Party-Janta Party

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy was born on 19 May 1913 in the Illur village of district Anantapur in the State of Andhra Pradesh. He was elected  again as Speaker of Lok Sabha. He died on 1 June 1996.

 

K.S. Hegde ( 21 July 1977 -21 January 1980)

Political Party-Janta Party

The election of Shri K.S. Hegde as the Speaker of the Sixth Lok Sabha was unprecedented in the sense that he was chosen to occupy the high office in his very first term as a member of the Lok Sabha. His professional career is also unique since he was a member of the Rajya Sabha before he entered the Judiciary.  Kawdoor Sadananda Hegde was born on 11 June 1909 at village Kawdoor of Karkala Taluk in South Kanara district of the erstwhile State of Mysore. He died on 24 May 1990.

 

Balram Jakhar (22 January 1980- 18 December 1989)

Political Party-Indian National Congress

Balram Jakhar was born in Panchkosi village of Fazilka district in Punjab now in Abohar on 23 August 1923.Jakhar was elected to the Punjab Legislative Assembly in 1972 and was re-elected in 1977 becoming the Leader of the Opposition. He was elected to the seventh Lok Sabha from Ferozepur in 1980 and re-elected to the eighth Lok Sabha from Sikar in 1984. He served as Speaker of Lok Sabha from 1980 to 1989. As Speaker of Lok Sabha he was an instrument for automation and computerization of Parliamentary works. He promoted Parliament library,  He was elected as the seventh and eighth Speaker of Lok Sabha.

 

Rabi Ray (19 December 1989 -9 July 1991)

Political Party-Janta Dal

Rabi Ray was born on 26 November 1926 at Bhanaragarh village in the Puri district of Orissa, He was the ninth Speaker of Lok Sabha.

 

Sivraj Patil (10 July 1991 -22 May 1996)

Political Party-Indian National Congress

Sivraj Patil was born in 12 October 1935, in the village of Chakur in the Latur district (Marathwada region) of the then princely state of Hyderabad, now Maharashtra,India. He was elected as tenth Speaker of loksabha

 

 P.A Sangma (23 May 1996 -23 March 1998)

Political Party-Indian National Congress

P. A. Sangma was born on 1 September 1947 in village Chapathi in West Garo Hills, Meghalaya.He was the eleventh Speaker of Lok Sabha.

 

G. M. C Balayogi (24 March 1998 -3 March 2002)

Political Party-Telugu Desam Party

Ganti Mohana Chandra Balayogi was born on 1 October 1951 in Yedurulanka, Madras. He was the Twelfth Speaker of Lok Sabha. He died On 3 March 3, 2002 in crash of a Bell 206 helicopter in Kaikalur, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh.

 

Manohar Lal Joshi (10 May 2002- 2 June 2004)

Political Party-Shiv Sena

Manohar Lal Joshi was born on 2 December 1937 in lower-middle-class family hailing from Raigad district. He was elected as the thirteenth Speaker of Lok Sabha.


Somnath Chatterjee (4 June 2004 -30 May 2009)

Political Party- Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Somnath Chatterjee was born on 25 July 1929 in Tezpur, Assam. He was the forthteenth Speaker of Lok Sabha.

 

Meera Kumar (30 May 2009 –incumbent)

Political Party-Indian National Congress

Meera Kumar the fifteenth Speaker of Lok sabha was born on 31 March 1945 in the Patna district in Bihar to the former Deputy Prime Minister and prominent leader Babu Jagjivan Ram and a freedom fighter, Indrani Devi.

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