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Bangaru Laxman
Born (1939-03-17)17 March 1939
Died 1 March 2014(2014-03-01) (aged 74)
Nationality Indian
Education BA & LLB
Occupation Politician
Organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Bangaru Sushila
Children Bangaru Shruthi
2 daughters and a son
Parent(s) Bangaru Narasimha
Bangaru Shivamma

Bangaru Laxman (17 March 1939 – 1 March 2014) was an Indian politician. He was a member of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He was President of party from 2000 to 2001 and served as a minister of state for railways in Government of India from 1999 to 2000. He was sentenced to four years in jail for defence deal corruption case.

Early life

Bangaru Laxman was born in Madiga caste (a Dalit community) in Telangana. His father was B. Narasimha and mother was B. Shivamma. He did his BA and LLB in Hyderabad. His wife Susheela Laxman Bangaru was a member of 14th Lok Sabha. She was elected from Jalore constituency in Rajasthan as a candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party. He had a son and three daughters.


Laxman entered politics at a young age. He was jailed during emergency in 1975. He was elected to Rajya Sabha in 1996. He worked as Andhra Pradesh state BJP President from 1986 to 1988. He has held many party positions including the party president during 2000–2001. He was the first Dalit president of BJP. He was member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council from 1980–85. He was member of Rajya Sabha representing Gujarat from 1996–2002. He served in the Council of Ministers as Minister of State for Planning, Statistics and Programme Implementation from October- November 1999 and Ministry of Railway from November 1999 to August 2000.

At the age of 12, in 1953, he joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and held several organisational responsibilities, and became active member of Jan Sangh Party in 1969. In the meanwhile he joined the government service in Electricity Department, in Government of Andhra Pradesh in 1958. He had his primary education in government high school in Nampally in Hyderabad and did BA from Osmania University. He also completed his LLB in evening college of Law, Osmania University in Hyderabad. He was actively associated with working class movement and headed trade union activities.


Bangaru Lakshman died on 1 March 2014 at Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad in Hyderabad, from a prolonged illness and respiratory problems. He was out on bail due to health concerns.

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