BANGARU LAXMAN, SHRI :
B.A., LL.B; B.J.P. (Gujarat); s. of late Shri B.Narsimha and late Shrimati B. Shivamma; b. at Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), March 17, 1939; ed. at (i) Government High School, Nampally, Hyderabad, (ii) Evening College, Osmania University, Hyderabad and (iii) Law College, Osmania University, Hyderabad; m. Shrimati B. Susheela, November 6, 1972; 1 s. and 3 d.
Businessman; interested in social activities from childhood; took keen interest in education; joined R.S.S. in 1953 at the age of 12 years and held several responsibilities in the organisation; joined State Electricity Department in 1958, Railways in 1962 and Accountant General Office in 1965, resigned in 1969 to become a full time political worker; joined Jan Sangh in 1969; actively associated with working class movement and headed several Trade Unions such as (i) BHEL, (ii) MIDHANI, (iii) N.F.C., (iv) F.C.I., (v) Singareni Coal Workers, (vi) Kesoram Cements, (vii) Antergaon Spinning Mills, (viii) Bakelite Hylam, (ix) Meters Factory, etc.; arrested several times for participating in public agitations and was detained under MISA during emergency for more than sixteen months; was also jailed for leading Satyagraha in those days under DIR for seven days; President, (i) Andhra Pradesh BJP unit, 1986-88, (ii) BJP All India Scheduled Castes Morcha for more than seven years and (iii) Saraswati Vidya Peetham High School, 1997-98; All India Vice-President, BJP; General Secretary,State Janata Party, 1978 and (ii) State unit of BJP, 1980-85; Secretary, (i) State Bharatiya Jana Sangh, 1973-77, (ii) All India BJP, 1987-95 and (iii) Bharatiya Rachayitala Samithi; Convener, State unit of BJP, 1980; Member, (i) Senate of Osmania Univeristy from graduates constituency, 1970-76, (ii) High level Indian delegation, under the Leadership of President of India, which visited New York (USA), Peru and Brazil, 1998, (iii) Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council, 1985-86, (iv) Committee on Labour and Welfare, (v) Committee on Energy, (vi) Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs and (vii) Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance; elected to Rajya Sabha in April, 1996.
Travels abroad: U.S.A., Peru and Brazil.
Publications : Several articles in papers like Sharada, Sadhana, Jagriti, Jana Sandesh, Krishna Patrika, Andhra Patrika, Andhra Prabha, Andhra Bhoomi, etc. (Telugu), Panchjanya (Hindi) and Organizer (English).
Special interest : Literary activities.
Permanent address : 8-3-1107, Keshav Nagar, Hyderabad-500 873.