New Delhi, 11 June 2020: Lok Sabha Speaker Shi Om Birla 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.
In his tweet, Shri Om Birla recalled @ Shir Hegde is fondly remembered for his illustrious judicial background and rich legislative experience. He advocated continuous review of procedures and practices as per emerging needs and the best utilization of Parliamentary floor time.
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.