M. K. Vellodi

Mullath Kadingi Vellodi CIE, ICS (1896–1987) was the appointed Chief Minister of Hyderabad state[1][2] by the government of India after the fall of the Hyderabad state ruled by Nizam rule.

M. K. Vellodi
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High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom
In office
April 1947 – August 1947
Preceded bySamuel Runganadhan
Succeeded byV. K. Krishna Menon
Chief Minister of Hyderabad State
In office
26 January 1950 – 6 March 1952
Indian Ambassador to Switzerland
In office
20 June 1958 – 5 January 1962
Preceded byMohan Sinha Mehta
Succeeded byMohamed Abdul Rauf
3rd Cabinet Secretary of India
In office
1 August 1957 - 4 June 1958
Preceded byY. N. Sukthankar
Succeeded byVishnu Sahay
Personal details
Born1896
Kottakkal in Madras Presidency, British Raj (Present-day Malappuram district of Kerala)
Died1987 (aged 90–91)
Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Spouse(s)Kunhikav Kovilamma

A member of the Indian Civil Service, he was Textile Commissioner and ex-officio Joint Secretary in the Department of Industries and Civil Supplies during the British Raj. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (CIE) in the 1944 Birthday Honours list.[3] He was a Senior Civil servant in the Government of India.He served as the Cabinet Secretary and Secretary of Planning Commission from 1957 to 1958.[4]

Early lifeEdit

Vellodi was the fourth son of His Highness K. C. Manavedan Raja, the titular Zamorin of Calicut. He was educated at Presidency College, Madras. He joined the Indian Civil Service in December 1921. From 1921-1944 he held various junior positions. In 1944 he was appointed Textile Commissioner and ex-officio Joint Secretary in the Department of Industries and Civil Supplies until 1945.

From April-August 1947 he was acting Indian High Commissioner to London, overseeing the independence celebrations there. He returned to Delhi in 1947 to take up the post of Controller of Imports and Exports.

He was married to TM Kunhikav Kovilamma. They had two children, Kamala and Vasudevan.[citation needed]

Chief Minister (1950-52)Edit

As the appointed Chief Minister of the Hyderabad State, he administered the state with the help of bureaucrats from Madras state and Bombay state.

DiplomatEdit

From April-August 1947 he was acting Indian High Commissioner to London. From 20 June 1958 to 6 December 1961 he was Indian ambassador to Bern.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ APonline - History and Culture - History-Post-Independence Era Archived 2013-12-20 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Indian states after 1947 A-L
  3. ^ "No. 36544". The London Gazette (Supplement). 2 June 1944. p. 2570.
  4. ^ "Malayalees find state very cozy". The Times of India. 25 August 2002. Archived from the original on 8 June 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2009.
  5. ^ M. K. Vellodi in the Dodis database of the Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland[1][2][3]

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