Former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray passes away

Mar 7, 2017 08:17 IST

Rabi Ray, former Speaker of Lok Sabha, passed away on 6 March 2017 after a prolonged illness in Cuttack. He was 91.

Ray was also an eminent socialist politician, a Gandhian, and had also served as a former Union minister.

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About Rabi Ray

Born on 26 November 1926, Rabi Ray passed obtained his bachelor’s degree in History from the Ravenshaw College in Cuttack.

Later, he studied Law in the Madhusudan Law College in Cuttack.

In 1948, he joined the Socialist Party as its member.

During 1953-54, he held the post of the Joint Secretary of the All India Samajwadi Yuvak Sabha.

Under the leadership of Rammanohar Lohia, Ray founded the Socialist Party in Orissa in 1956.

In 1967, he was elected to the 4th Lok Sabha from Puri constituency in Orissa.

He was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Orissa in 1974. He completed his term in Rajya Sabha in 1980.

From January 1979 to January 1980, he served as the Union minister of Health and Family Welfare in Morarji Desai Ministry.

In 1989, he was re-elected to the 9th Lok Sabha from the Kendrapara constituency in Orissa as a Janata Dal candidate.

On 19 December 1989, he was unanimously elected as the Speaker of the 9th Lok Sabha.

 

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Who: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray

Where: Cuttack

What: Died

When: 6 March 2017

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