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O. Rajagopal

Politician from India

O. Rajagopal O. Rajagopal (born September 15, 1929) is an Indian public figure and former Union Minister who is associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Due to the low odds of election in the state of Kerala, Rajagopal represented Madhya Pradesh (a state he is not domiciled in) in the Rajya Sabha from 1992 until 2004 He was born on September 15, 1929 to Madhavan Nair and O. Konhikkavu Amma of Olanchery veedu at Pudukkad Panchayath in Palakkad. His early education took place in Kanakkannoor elementary school and Manjapra Upper Primary school and later went to Government Victoria College, Palakkad. His Law education was undertaken in Chennai and after he completed his studies in law, he began practicing law in 1956 at the Palakkad District Court. He was inspired by Deendayal Upadhyaya and began working in the Jana Sangh shortly after completing his studies. The death of Upadhyaya in 1968 spurred Rajagopal to pursue his public career more deeply. He was the State General Secretary of Jana Sangh until 1974. That same year, he was promoted to the post of President, a post he held until 1977. In the Emergency period he was jailed with Mr.V.Velankutty Master (Palakkad District President of  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1929-09-15
Place of birth
Palakkad
Nationality
India
Spouse(s)
Shantha Kumari
Profession
Politician, Lawyer

Political career

Party From To
Bharatiya Janata Party

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