जी.एम.सी. बालायोगी (जन्म: 1 अक्तूबर, 1951 )

October 01, 2016

गन्ती मोहन चन्द्र बालायोगी (अंग्रेज़ी: Ganti Mohana Chandra Balayogi, जन्म: 1 अक्तूबर, 1951 – मृत्यु: 3 मार्च, 2002) एक भारतीय अधिवेत्ता, राजनीतिज्ञ और पूर्व लोकसभा अध्यक्ष थे। गन्ती मोहन चन्द्र बालायोगी को बारहवीं लोकसभा का अध्यक्ष निर्वाचित होने और सर्वसम्मति से तेरहवीं लोक सभा का अध्यक्ष पुनः निर्वाचित होने का सम्मान प्राप्त है। एक अध्यक्ष के रूप में उन्होंने न केवल इस उच्च पद की प्रतिष्ठा और गरिमा को बनाए रखने में बल्कि देश में संसदीय संस्थाओं को सुदृढ़ बनाने में भी एक महत्त्वपूर्ण योगदान दिया।


जीवन परिचय

बालायोगी का जन्म पूर्वी गोदावरी ज़िला, आंध्र प्रदेश के कोनासीमा क्षेत्र में गौरवमयी तथा विशाल गोदावरी नदी के किनारे बसे येदुरुलंका नामक एक छोटे से गांव के एक किसान परिवार से संबंधित श्री गन्निय्या तथा श्रीमती सत्यम्मा के यहाँ 1 अक्तूबर, 1951 को हुआ था। तीन भाई-बहनों में उनसे बड़ी एक बहन तथा एक छोटा भाई है। बालायोगी ने अपने गांव में विद्यालय नहीं होने के कारण गुत्तेनाडिवी गांव से प्राथमिक शिक्षा ग्रहण की। उन्होंने काकीनाडा से स्नातक तथा आंध्र विश्वविद्यालय, विशाखापत्तनम से स्नातकोत्तर एवं विधि की डिग्रियां प्राप्त कीं। बालायोगी ने अपने विधिक जीवन की शुरुआत श्री गोपालास्वामी शेट्टी के मार्गदर्शन में 1980 में काकीनाडा में अधिवक्ता के रूप में की। वर्ष 1985 में उनका चयन प्रथम श्रेणी के दण्डाधिकारी के रूप में हुआ। किन्तु उन्होंने सेवा से त्यागपत्र दे दिया तथा काकीनाडा में वकालत करने वापस लौट आए।


Ganti Mohana Chandra Balayogi ( 1 October 1951 – 3 March 2002) was an Indian lawyer and politician.Growing up in a small Village, Balayogi had to travel to Guttenadeevi village for his primary education. He received his Post Graduate in Kakinada and a law degree from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He was serving as the speaker of 12th Lok Sabha when he died in a helicopter crash.


Balayogi began practicing law in 1980 in Kakinada under the guidance of Gopalaswamy Shetty, and in 1985, was selected as a First Class Magistrate. He then resigned from this post and returned to the bar to resume legal practice. In 1986, he took over as the Vice-Chairman of the Cooperative Town Bank of Kakinada, and in 1987, was elected as the Chairman of the East Godavari Zilla Praja Parishad.



In 1991, Balayogi was elected to the 10th Lok Sabha lower house parliament under the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) ticket. He lost this seat in the 1996 general elections, but continued political work in his community and was soon elected to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly in a by-election from the Mummidivaram Assembly constituency. Subsequently, he was appointed as the Minister of Higher Education in the Government of Andhra Pradesh.


In 1998, Balayogi was elected into parliament; he became the 12th Speaker of Lok Sabha (24 March 1998) and again for the 13th Lok Sabha (22 October 1999). As the Speaker, he chaired the Business Advisory Committee, Rules Committee, General Purposes Committee and Standing Committee of the Conference of Presiding Officers of Legislative Bodies in India, and he presided over the Indian Parliamentary Group, National Group of Inter-Parliamentary Union and India Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Along with these duties, Balayogi headed many Indian Parliamentary Delegations to foreign countries, while hosting visiting countries as well.


On 3 March 2002, Balayogi died in crash of a Bell 206 helicopter in Kaikalur, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. He was aged 50. G.M.C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium was named in his memory.

Know Another Day