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Ganti Mohana Chandra Balayogi
G. M. C. Balayogi in New Delhi, India, 2001.jpg
12th Speaker of the Lok Sabha
In office
24 March 1998 – 3 March 2002
Deputy P. M. Sayeed
Preceded by P. A. Sangma
Succeeded by Manohar Joshi
Constituency Amalapuram
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Amalapuram
In office
1991–1996
Preceded by Kusuma Krishna Murthy
Succeeded by K. S. R. Murthy
In office
1998–2002
Preceded by K. S. R. Murthy
Succeeded by G.V. Harsha Kumar
Personal details
Born (1951-10-01)1 October 1951
Yedurulanka, Madras Presidency, India
(now in Andhra Pradesh, India)
Died 3 March 2002(2002-03-03) (aged 50)
Kaikalur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Political party Telugu Desam Party
Spouse(s) Vijaya Kumari Ganti
Children Ganti Deepthi, Ganti Ramya, Ganti Keerthi, Ganti Harish Madhur

Ganti Mohana Chandra Balayogi (; 1 October 1951 – 3 March 2002) was an Indian lawyer and politician. He was the speaker of Lok Sabha from 1998 to 2002.

He received his Post Graduate in Kakinada and a law degree from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.

Politics

In 1991, Balayogi was elected to the 10th Lok Sabha lower house parliament from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) ticket. He lost this seat in the 1996 general elections. But he continued political work in his community. He was soon elected to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly in a by-election from the Mummidivaram Assembly constituency. Side-by-side, 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). He was again elected for the 13th Lok Sabha (22 October 1999). Along with these duties, Balayogi headed many Indian Parliamentary Delegations to foreign countries, while hosting visiting countries as well.

Death

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.

Preceded by
P. A. Sangma
Speaker of the Lok Sabha
1998–2002
Succeeded by
Manohar Joshi
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