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B.V. Narasimha Iyer

Tamil Nadu

November 21, 2022 to November 21, 2023

B.V. Narasimha Iyer was born in 1874 in Bhawani. He graduated in law. He joined the Congress party and as an ardent Congressman and Social reformer took a prominent part in the freedom movement under Gandhi's leadership. He wanted the British to do something to infuse a more liberal spirit into the local administrative system. He believed in the cooperative movement in agriculture and land improvement loans through co-operative societies and pleaded strongly for the amelioration of the condition of rural masses. He also pleaded that the Government should encourage and promote industrial development by giving state aid. He strongly recommended increased provision for medical aid in rural areas. He died on 19 October 1956.

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