R. R. Diwakar
R. R. Diwakar
Diwakar (right) with Godwin Mbikusita Lewanika (left), 1950
|Governor of Bihar|
15 June 1952 – 5 July 1957
|Preceded by||Madhav Shrihari Aney|
|Succeeded by||Zakir Husain|
|Minister of Information and Broadcasting|
1949 – 15 April 1952
|Prime Minister||Jawaharlal Nehru|
|Preceded by||Vallabhbhai Patel|
|Succeeded by||B. V. Keskar|
Ranganath Ramachandra Diwakar
30 September 1894
|Died||January 1990 (aged 95–96)|
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
Diwakar was a member of the Indian National Congress and served as the President of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) from 1930 to 1942. He became a member of the Constituent Assembly of India and the Provisional Parliament. He was the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting from 1949 to 1952. Diwakar was elected as member of the Rajya Sabha from Bombay State on 3 April 1952 but resigned on 13 June 1952, within a few months when was appointed the Governor of Bihar. He served as Governor till 1957. In 1962 he was nominated to the Rajya Sabha where he served till 1968. At his death, he was the last surviving member of the first Nehru cabinet.
Diwakar has been described as a "Gandhian" and "more committed to Gandhian ideas than Gandhi himself".
- Sarkar, C., ed. (1990). Vidura. C. Sarkar. p. 38. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
- "List of Former Members of Rajya Sabha (Term Wise)". Retrieved 3 October 2015.
- Mehta, Nalin, ed. (2008). Television in India: Satellites, Politics and Cultural Change. Routledge. ISBN 9781134062126. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
- "RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 1952 - 2003" (PDF). Retrieved 3 October 2015.
Madhav Shrihari Aney
| Governor of Bihar