Correct order of persons holding the portfolio of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting- Series 10

Keywords- Vallabh Bhai Patel – B.V. Keskar – B. Gopal Reddy – Mrs. Nandini Satpathy, Information and Broadcasting Minister

Asked in paper II- June 2006- Mass Communication

Which of the following sequences is the correct order of persons holding the portfolio of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting ?

  1. B.V. Keskar – Vallabh Bhai Patel – B. Gopal Reddy – Mrs. Nandini Satpathy
  2. Vallabh Bhai Patel – B.V. Keskar – B. Gopal Reddy – Mrs. Nandini Satpathy
  3. Mrs. Nandini Satpathy-B.V. Keskar – Vallabh Bhai Patel – B. Gopal Reddy
  4. B. Gopal Reddy- Vallabh Bhai Patel – B.V. Keskar -Mrs. Nandini Satpathy
Answer- Vallabh Bhai Patel (1946-49) – B.V. Keskar (1952-62) – B. Gopal Reddy (1962-63) – Mrs. Nandini Satpathy (1966).

Explanation-

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel1

  • Popularly known as Sardar Patel, was an Indian politician.
  • He served as the first Deputy Prime Minister of India.
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was India’s first Minister for Information and Broadcasting from 1946 to 1949.

B V Keshkar2

  • Balakrishna Vishwanath Keskar was an Indian politician and Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting between 1952 and 1962.
  • Keskar, who was India’s longest serving Minister for Information and Broadcasting, was also responsible for banning Hindi film music, cricket commentaries and the harmonium on All India Radio.
  • Keskar was the third person to head the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in independent India.
  • Keskar was also responsible for banning cricket commentaries and the harmonium on All India Radio.

B G Reddy

  • Bezawada Gopala Reddy was an Indian politician.
  • He was popularly known as Andhra Tagore.
  • He was minister for Information and Broadcasting during 1962–63.

Nandini Satpathy3

  • Nandini Satpathy was an Indian politician and author.
  • She was the Chief Minister of Odisha from June 1972 to December 1976.
  • Nandini Satpathy was the first woman chief minister of Odisha.
  • After Indira Gandhi became Prime Minister of India in 1966, Nandini Satpathy became the Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

Reference

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vallabhbhai_Patel
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._V._Keskar
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nandini_Satpathy

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