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New Delhi, 11 June 2019: Lok Sabha Speaker, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan; Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Shri Pralhad Venkatesh Joshi; Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha Shri Harivansh; Members of Parliament and former Members of Parliament paid floral tributes at the portrait of the former Speaker of Lok Sabha, Shri K.S. Hegde in the Parliament House, on his Birth Anniversary today. The Secretary-General of Lok Sabha Smt. Snehlata Shrivastava and officers of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha Secretariats also paid tributes to Shri Hegde. A booklet containing the profile of Shri K. S. Hegde, brought out in Hindi and English by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, was presented to the dignitaries. Shri K.S. Hegde was an eminent parliamentarian and a highly reputed jurist. He was first elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1952 and was a member of the House till 1957, when he resigned following his appointment as a judge of the then Mysore High Court. Later, he functioned as the Chief Justice of Delhi and Himachal Pradesh High Courts. In 1967, he was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court, where he continued till his resignation on 30 April 1973. In 1977, Shri Hegde was elected to the Sixth Lok Sabha from Bangalore South Constituency. On 21 July 1977, Shri Hegde was elected as the Speaker of Lok Sabha, following the resignation of Dr. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy. After demitting the Office of the Speaker in January 1980, Shri Hegde settled down at his native place in Karnataka. Shri Hegde passed away on 24 May 1990.



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