New Delhi, 30 August 2020: Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla paid floral tributes at the portrait of former Speaker of Lok Sabha Sardar Hukam Singh in the Central Hall of Parliament House on his birth anniversary today.
Secretary-General of Lok Sabha Smt. Snehlata Shrivastava also paid floral tributes.
Sardar Hukam Singh was an eminent parliamentarian, a noted jurist, a social reformer and an able administrator. He was elected to the Constituent Assembly in April 1948; he was also a member of the Provisional Parliament (1950-52) and First, Second and Third Lok Sabha.Sardar Hukam Singh was elected as Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha on 20 March 1956, and he was re-elected to the same office again during the Second Lok Sabha. Sardar Hukam Singh was unanimously elected as the Speaker in the Third Lok Sabha and he chaired the House from 17 April 1962 to 16 March 1967. Later, he was the Governor of Rajasthan from 1967 to 1972.
Sardar Hukam Singh passed away on 27 May 1983.