List of Speakers of Indian Parliament

1. G.V. Mavlankar - May 15, 1952 - February 27, 1956 Indian National Congress


2. M. A. Ayyangar - March 8, 1956 - April 16, 1962 Indian National Congress

3. Sardar Hukam Singh - April 17, 1962 - March 16, 1967 Indian National Congress

4. N. Sanjiva Reddy - March 17, 1967 - July 19, 1969 Indian National Congress

5. G.S. Dhillon - August 8, 1969 - December 1, 1975 Indian National Congress

6. Bali Ram Bhagat - January 15, 1976 - March 25, 1977 Indian National Congress

7. N. Sanjiva Reddy,- March 26, 1977 - July 13, 1977 Janata Party

8. K.S. Hegde - July 21, 1977 - January 21, 1980 Janata Party

9. Balram Jakhar - January 22, 1980 - December 18, 1989 Indian National Congress

10. Rabi Ray - December 19, 1989 - July 9, 1991 Janata Dal

11. Shivraj Patil - July 10, 1991 - May 22, 1996 Indian National Congress

12. P.A. Sangma - May 25, 1996 - March 23, 1998 Indian National Congress

13. G.M.C. Balayogi - March 24, 1998 - March 3, 2002 Telugu Desam Party

14. Manohar Joshi - May 10, 2002 - June 2, 2004 Shiv Sena

15. Somnath Chatterjee - June 4, 2004 - May 2009, Communist Party of India-Marxist

16. Ms.Meera Kumar - the Present Speaker.
Some points to note:

1)Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar (died 27 February 1956) popularly known as Dadasaheb was an independence activist and the first Speaker of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India.

2)Mavalankar hailed from Marathi background but lived and worked in Ahmedabad, capital of Gujarat. He was a colleague and close friend of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Mavalankar joined the Indian Independence Movement with the Non-Cooperation Movement. Although he temporarily joined the Swaraj Party in the 1920s, he returned to Mahatma Gandhi and the Salt Satyagraha in 1930.

In 1952, after the first general elections in independent India, G.V. Mavalankar was elected the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. He died in office in 1956.

3)Neelam Sanjeev Reddy --He was the only non-Congress candidate to get elected from Andhra Pradesh. He was unanimously elected Speaker of the Lok Sabha on March 26, 1977.

He was elected President by the electoral college in July 1977, and was the only person to be elected President of India unopposed.

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