New Delhi, 11 June 2022: Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla led Members of Parliament in paying floral tributes to former Lok Sabha Speaker Shri K.S. Hegde at his portrait in the Parliament House, on his Birth Anniversary today.
The Secretaries-General of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Shri Utpal Kumar Singh and Shri P.C. Mody, respectively and officers of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariats also paid tributes to Shri Hegde.
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.
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.