Bantwal Vaikunta Baliga

Bantwal Vaikunta Baliga (1895–1968) was a Konkani lawyer who played an active role in Indian governance and politics. He was actively involved in India’s struggle for freedom and worked several times with Mahatma Gandhi. He was elected as MLA and subsequently became the Law Minister and Speaker of Mysore State Assembly. He died while he was the Speaker of Mysore State assembly. His term as Speaker spanned from March 1962 to June 1968. He is remembered for his parliamentary acumen, knowledge of legislative business, and understanding of parliamentary procedure.[1] As the Speaker he was known to be very strict in conducting the House proceedings.

Bantwal Vaikunta Baliga
Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly
In office
15 March 1962 – 6 June 1968
Preceded byS. R. Kanthi
Succeeded byS. D. Kotavale
Personal details
Bantwal, Madras Presidency, British India, (now in Bantwal, Karnataka, India)
Died1968 (aged 62–63)
EducationBA, LLB

He is also the founder president of Karnataka Library Association.[2]

The Vaikunta Baliga College of Law was established in the year 1957 and is named after Late Sri. Bantwal Vaikunta Baliga, a legal luminary and then minister of Law, Government of Mysore.[3]

Baliga married in 1918 to Sharada Baliga. They have several sons and daughters.


  1. ^ "Karnataka Government and Politics". Harish Ramaswamy. 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  2. ^ "People's Library Movement". R. Raman Nair. 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
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