(Mr. Speaker in the Chair)
MR. SPEAKER: Hon. Members, I have to inform the House with profound sorrow, of
the passing away of five of our former colleagues, namely Sarvashri Biddika
Satyanarayana, Lakshmi Shankar Yadav, Digamber Singh Chaudhuri, R. Ramanathan
Chettiar and Girdhari Lal Vyas.
Shri Biddika Satyanarayana was a Member of Second, Third and Fifth Lok
Sabha representing Parvatipuram Parliamentary constituency of Andhra Pradesh
during 1957-67 and 1971-77.
An agriculturist by profession, Shri Satyanarayana was an active
social worker. An ardent believer and follower of Gandhism, he plunged in the
freedom movement at a very young age.
Shri Satyanarayana worked hard for the upliftment of the backward
classes and the tribal people.
Shri Biddika Satyanarayana passed away on 24th October, 1995 at the
age of 77 years.
Shri Lakshmi Shankar Yadav was a Member of Provisional Parliament from
Uttar Pradesh during 1950-52. He had also been a Member of Uttar Pradesh
Legislative Assembly for six terms from 1952 to 1977.
An able administrator, he served as Parliamentary Secretary in Uttar
Pradesh Government from 1954-57 and later rose to become the Cabinet Minister
in the State Council of Ministers during 1969-77.
A true Gandhian, he worked hard for serving the poor and downtrodden.
A well known social worker, he strove relentlessly for the promotion
of education by setting up many educational institutions in his area. He was
associated with several social organisations.
Shri Lakshmi Shankar Yadav passed away in tragic circumstances on 29th
October, October, 1995 at Lucknow at the age of 77 years.
Shri Digamber Singh Chaudhuri was a Member of the First, Third, Fourth
and Seventh Lok Sabha representing Mathura Parliamentary constituency of Uttar
Pradesh during 1952-57, 1962-67, 1970 and 1980-84 respectively.
An agriculturist by profession, Shri Chaudhuri was an active leader of
Cooperative movement. He had served as the Managing Director of District
Cooperative Bank, Mathura and Vice President of Uttar Pradesh Cooperative
Shri Digamber Singh Chaudhuri passed away on 10th December, 1995 at
Mathura at the age of 82 years.
Shri R. Ramanathan Chettiar was a Member of Second and Third Lok Sabha
representing Pudukottai and Karur Parliamentary constituencies of Tamil Nadu
during 1957-62 and 1962-67.
A businessman and industrialist by profession, Shri Chettiar was the
first Director of Reserve Bank of India till its nationalisation.
Shri Ramanathan Chettiar also served as the Mayor of Madras in
1950-51. He was a member of Executive Committee of the Federation of Indian
Chambers of Commerce and Industry for a long period. He also served as
Chairman of Indian Handicrafts Development Corporation during 1958-59.
A widely travelled person, Shri Chettiar took special interest in the
fields of economic affairs, finance, commerce and industry. He represented
India in the International Chamber of Commerce during E.C.A.F.E. Sessions held
in 1948 and 1956. He served as member of various sports and cultural
organisations. He authored a book titled `Nagarathar Varalaru' in Tamil.
Shri Ramanathan Chettiar passed away on 12th December, 1995 at Madras
at the age of 82 years.
Shri Girdhari Lal Vyas was a Member of Seventh and Eighth Lok Sabha
representing Bhilwara Parliamentary constituency of Rajasthan during 1980-89.
Earlier, he was a Member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly during
1962-72 and 1974-77.
An agriculturist by profession, Shri Vyas had started his public life
first as Sarpanch of Gram Panchayat and later served as member of other
representative bodies such as Zilla Parishad and Legislative Assembly. He was
Chairman of Panchayat Raj
Committee in Rajasthan during 1969-73.
Shri Vyas had actively involved himself in the upliftment of farmers
and labourers and had served as Vice-President of Indian Trade Union Congress.
During his membership of this House, he also served as a Member of the Public
Accounts Committee. He took active part in the proceedings of the House.
Shri Girdhari Lal Vyas passed away on 17th December, 1995 at Jaipur at
the age of 71 years.
We deeply mourn the loss of these friends and I am sure the House will
join me in conveying our condolences to the bereaved families.
The House may now stand in silence for a short while as a mark of
respect to the deceased.
(The Members then stood in silence for a short while.)
SHRI NIRMAL KANTI CHATTERJEE (DUMDUM): Sir, what is the response of the Prime
SHRI BASUDEB ACHARIA (BANKURA): Sir, where is the Prime Minister?
SHRI NIRMAL KANTI CHATTERJEE (DUMDUM): Twenty four hours are nearly over and
we are yet to hear about the response of the Prime Minister.
KUMARI MAMATA BANERJEE (CALCUTTA SOUTH): Sir, they cannot waste the time of
the House like this. ... (Interruptions) They do not want the House to run.
... (Interruptions) Sir, they are wasting public money. Do they know about
that? ... (Interruptions)
SHRI NIRMAL KANTI CHATTERJEE (DUMDUM): Sir, the Leader of the House should
respond. We have not yet heard anything about that.
KUMARI MAMATA BANERJEE: Sir, what about the Bill for the Physically
Handicapped? Parliament should discuss its scheduled business.
SHRI NIRMAL KANTI CHATTERJEE: Today is Prime Minister's day in the Question
Hour. Yet, he is absent.
KUMARI MAMATA BANERJEE: The House should function. Let them walk out if they
MR. SPEAKER: The House stands adjourned to meet again at 11 a.m. on the 21st
The Lok Sabha then adjourned till Eleven of the Clock on
Thursday, December 21, 1995/Agrahayana 30, 1917 (Saka).
RE e.g. Tuesday, July 26, 1994/Sravana 4, 1916 (Saka).
RE Pl. fill up day, month, date, year including Saka Era's (U.line)